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VOL. IX.--NO. 48.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 1879.
WHOLE NO. 464.
A. ft. Paddock, U. S. Senator, Ilcatrice.
alvin Saunders, r. S. Senator, Omaha.
T. J. Ma.ioul, Ren- Peru.
E. K. Valentinc, Rep., "tt'cs t Point.
ALnxsua N'axck, Governor, Lincoln.
S.J. Alexander, Secretary or State.
F. YT. Liedtke, Auditor, Lincoln.
O. M. Bartlett, Treasurer, Lincoln.
C.J. Dilworth, Attorncv-General.
S. U. Thompson, Supt. Public Ins'.rue.
II. C. IUwon, Warden of Penitentiary.
CAUoiilA?9 I P'i" IP"torB.
Dr. J. G. Davis, Prison Physician.
11. P. ilatbeiVHon, Supt. Insane Asylum.
S. Maxwoll, Chief Justice,
,0rJfr,,?Ai,;:ilCr Associate Judges.
A inn a Cobb, j e
FOUKTII JCDICIAI. DISTUICT.
G. TT. Poit, .In dee. York.
M. B. Xtceso, District Attorney, Wahoo.
M. 11. Hoxic, Register, Grind Island.
AVsi. Ativan, ICcceivcr, Grand Island.
T. G. Ili;jin.. County .Iudf:e.
John StnufiVr. County Clerk.
V. Kumnier, TieaMirer.
I'enj. .Spielman, Sheriff.
R. L. Kossedter, Surveyor.
John Walker, CountyCotnniis.iouer..
Jrthn Wise. J
Dr. A. Heintz. Coroner.
5. I.. IWnvtt. Supt. of School.
Chitrlei Wake, Constable.
'. A. Sjtcicc, Mayor.
John Schram, Ciork.
John J. Rickly, .Marshal.
J. W. Early. Treasurer.
S. S. McAllister, Polinu Judge.
J. G. Rtiutnon, Engineer.
tt Ward J. E. North,
id Wan E. C. Kavanaugh.
C. E. Morse.
Sd WardK. J. Huker.
CoIr.:nlin IPoM Office.
Open on Sundays t rem II a.m. toi2M.
and from 4: 3th to 0 p. m. Rusincs-.
hour except Sunday 0 a. m. to S l. M.
SB'crn mxils clone at 11:20 a. M.
Western mails cloe at 4:20v.m.
Jnil lev. i'oluuibiis for ladison and
Norfolk, nn Tuesdays. Thursdays and
Saturday. 7 a. m. 'Arrives Moiidii)-,
"Wedne-dayt", and Fridays, :t p. i.
Kr Monroe." Genoa. Waterx iSIe and Al
bion, daily except Sunday C A. M. Ar
rive, same, i) p.m.
Fr Summit, t71yso and Crete. Mon
days ami Thursdays, 7 A. M. Arrives
Wednesd:iv, nnd Saturdays, 7 p. M.
For Belleville. Osceola and York. Tuct
'iiys, Thursdays and Saturdays, 1 p.m.
Arrives t 12 m.
For Wolf. Farr.nl and Rattle Creek,
Mondays and Wednesday,) A.M. Ar
rives Tuesdays and Fridays at 0 p. M.
For Shell Crcrk, Ncbo, Creston and
Stanton, on Mondays at 7 A. 31., Ar
rives Tuefdays G P.M.
For Daid City, Tuesdays. Thur.davs
and Saturday, 1 p. m Arrives, at 12
Vi. t. Time YaIIe.
Efcttar-mt. No.G. leaves st
r.?entr, " 4, '
Froiskt, " X. ' -?
rricjit, " 10. "
Freight. No. 5. cj c at
PaK.eHj-r, X, " "
FrwiKht. " , ' " .
JttnSicrant. " 7. " " .
C:2"i a. m.
ll:0S a. tn.
Everyday except Saturday the three
lines leading to Chicago connect with
L P. trr-ius at Omaha. On Saturday
there will lie but one train a day, r.k
shitvrn bv the following schedule:
(C. & X. W. ) 7th
. . JCH.&Q. Y Uth
t. R. 1. A- P.I 2Nt
It' . R. & ii. ) flth
. . JC., R. I. A- P.V 12th
(C. A N. W. j litth
r.tli and 25th.
C. R. 1. & P.) 2d and 23rt.
. . -IN. W. iithandSOth.
(r., p.. & Q. J lC.th
(1.. Il.A-ti. 7th
. . JC R. I. .v. P.- 1 tth
C.t N. W. i 21st
Farm for Sale.
ONE Ill'NDRED AND SIXTY
acres of excellent farm land in But
ler County, near Patron P. (.., about
equi-diitatit from three County Seats
David City, Columbus and Schujler;
CO acre under cultivation; . acres of
trees, maple, cottomvood, ,vc: rood
frame house, granary, stable, sheds, tc.
God stock range, convenient to water.
The place is for sale or exchange for
property ihouc and a few acres) near
ColuiMbits. Impure at the Jouknal
office, or address the undersigned at
Pktron P.O. 4(K
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
se by -toppiug at the new home of your
fellow farmer, w here you can lind good
accommodations chea'p. For hay for
team for one night and day, 2. ct". A
rtom furnished with a cook stove and
bunks, in connection with the table
free. Those wishing can be accommo
dated at the house of the undesigned
at the following rates : Jleals 2.i cents;
beds 10 cents. J. B. SENECAL,
yi mile east of Gerrard's Corral.
SWWWis'not easily earned in these
times, but" it can be made
III in three months by anyone
of either sex. in any part of
the country who is willing to work
steadilv at the employment that we
furnish. $60 per week iu your own
town. You need not be away from
home over night. You can jrive your
whole time to the work, or only your
spare moments. "We have agents "who
are making over $20 per day." Ail who
eucage 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 ?." Outfit free. Address
at once. II. IIalltt & Co., Portland,
Ucan make money faster at work for
u than atanythingelse. Capital not
required; wc will start you. $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. ind terms free
Atldress True ,t Co., Augusta, Maine
$))i week in vour own town. $5
t f" Outfit free". No risk. Reader
VVif you want a business at
which persons of either sex
can make great pay all the time thev
work, write for particulars to II. Hal
lctt A Co Portland, llaiue.
CARPENTER, JOINER AND CON
TRACTOR. AH work promptly
attended to and satisfaction guaranteed.
Refers to the many for whom he has
done work, as to prices and quality.
W. -A.. CLARK,
M-fiiit ill Eiiw,
COLDMBUS, NEB. 402-12
WILL repair watches and clocks In
the best maimer, aud cheaper than
it can be done in any other town. Work
left with Sanil. Gas, Columbus, on 11th
street, one deer cast of I. Gluck's store,
or with Mr. Wciseiiflnu at Jackson, will
be promptly attended to. 41.').
XKLSON MILI.ETT. BYRO:; MILLrTT,
Justice of the Peace and
4 TTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
1 X. Nebraska. N. B. They will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to them. 248.
RYAN & DEGAN,
ryiWO doors east of D. Ryan's Hotel
X on 11th street, keep a large stock of
Wines, Liquors, Cigars,
And everything usually kept at a first
class bar." 411-x
P0R SALE OR TRADE !
MARES I COLTS,
Horses or Oxen,
SAa!,S-: POXSE2S, wild or broke,
at the Corral of
420 GERRARD & ZE1GLER.
RECOMMENDED as far superior to
any other lamp oil in ue in the
State. It give a very bright, clear liicht
and is perfectly safe." Ki-4
JOHN UPRER, the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
Icme Columbus everyday except Sun
day at C .'clock, sharp, p issin?; through
Monro'. Genoa, Wat.rville, and to Al
bion The hack will call at either of
the Hotels for passengers if orders arc
left at the post-office. Rates reason
able, ?2 to Albion. 222.lv
mm AND UDDLE&TI
AtH. Cramer's old stand Opposite
I. Gluck's on 11th Street.
C1USHIONS a specialty. Rppairinc
J neatly done and charges very low.
C. W. Lanui:i:n Proiric"tor.
J. C. Pakkkk, foreman.
Columbus Meat Market!
V.'ZEER : ItKOBEL, Prop's.
KEEP ON HAND all kinds of fjvsli
meats, and -moked pork and beef;
also fresh lish. Make saiunxe a spec
ially. S5TRemember the place. Elev
enth St., oue door cst of 1). Rvan's
I!ttriclr nSca! JiSnrkct.
Vcwhlnston Itc, nrsrlj opposite Court IIocso.
OWING TO THE CLOSE TIMES,
meat will be sold at this market
low. low down for cash:
Rest steak, per lb., 10c.
Rib roast, " Sc.
Roil. " lie.
Two cents a pound more than the above
prices will be charged on time, and that
to good responsible parties only. 207.
U. S. I2XAMH:W:G S6JKGK03T,
COLUMBUS, : NEBRASKA.
OFFICE HOPRS, 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to
4 p. in., and 7 to 0 p.m. Ollicc on
Nebraska Avenue, three doors north of
E. J. linker's grain otlice. Residence,
corner Wyoming and Walnut ktrcets,
north Columbus, Nebr. -iKJ-tf
MRS. W. L. COSSET,
Dress and Shirt Maker,
S Boors lVeht of StUScian's Drug Store.
Dresses nnd shirts cut and made to
orderand satisfaction guaranteed. Will
also do plain or fancy sewing of any de
PRICES YERY REASONABLE.
Give me a call and try my work.
UNDERTAKER, KEEPS ON HAND
ready-made and Metallic Coffins,
Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane
Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal
:tca Ats. ep;:siie C:
S. J. MARSIOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new house, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Board by day or
week at reasonable rates.
SSTSets a. First-Onus Table.
Meals, 25 Cents. Lodgings. ..25 Ct
Pliysieian and SurgOxi.
at all hours
sTOfficc: Eleventh St., one door cast
of Jouknal building, up-stairs.
GOOD CHEAP BRICK !
A.T MY RESIDENCE, on Shell Creek,
three miles east of Matthis's bridge,
?G,OGO good. liarl-Ixirnt Ir!clc
which will be sold in lota to suit pur
chasers. 44S-tf GEORGE HENGGLER.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
ALL KINDS OF
Store on Olive St., near the old Post-oJJxcc
Columbus Nebraska. 417-1 v
TTESKY G. CAREW,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Formerly a member of the English
bar: will give prompt attention to all
business entrusted to him iu this aud
adjoining counties. Collections made.
Oliice one door east of Schilz' shoe store,
corner of olive and 12th Streets. Spricht
Deutch. Pailc Franeai-. 418-lf
COLUMBUS BSIGK YARD
(One mile west of Columbus.)
THOMAS FLYNN & SON, Propr's.
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
Always on lTantl In.
QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS
. 1 9SeSI 7n
13th Street, :pp:::ta f::t-:e3.
Men's and boys' suits madi in the
latest style, and g.tod lits guaranteed, at
very low prices. Men's suits $(!.00 to
?!M)"(), according to thr goods and work.
Roys' suits ?o.00 to $4.00, according to
22TCLKANING and r.r.rAiniNO BOXE.JJ
Itring on your soiled clothing. A
whole suit renovated and made to ap
pear as good as new for ?1.2." 421-y
Blatbmitb and Wap Makr,
Rep.iii'ing Done on Short Notice.
Esjeics, TTajcir, Sic, Uaie to Crier.
ALL WORK WARSAKTED.
They also keep on hand
Furst & Bradley Plows,
SULKY PLOWS, CULTIVATORS, &C.
Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tatter
sall. COLUMBUS, NEB.
J. C. ELLIOTT,
AGENT FOB THE
STOVER WIND MILL
520 OSCILLATING FEED MILL,
And All Kinds of Pumps
Challenge Wind and Feed Mills,
Combined Shcllerand Grinder,
Jfalt Jfills, Horse Poiccrs,
Corn Shelters and
Pnnips Repaired on Short -Notice,
Farmers, come and examine our mill.
You will lind one erected on the premises
of the Hammond House, in good running
Grain, Produce, Eto.
NEW STORE, NEW GOODS.
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anywhere in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sts.
North of Foundry. 397
Gooq Goofls ana Fair De
BE THAT ONE.
In one of llic quiet towns of Xcw
Hampshire, a group of line-looking
people gathered on a vine-embow-crcii
porch of a nioilest little hotnc,
on a bright autumn evening, bidding
good-bye to the eldest son, a tall,
hadsomc young man who was just
starling for Boston to take a posi
tion as salesman in a large whole
sale house of which his uncle was
one of the proprietors. The faces
of the family group looked bright
and happy with one exception.
They were all saying pleasant
things to Charley, the favorite of
the family, and joking him in va
The father said, "Small wages, at
first, my boy, but before many years
wc shall expect to see you one of
Boston's grand aristocrats, doing a
large business, living iu a fine man
sion on one of the avenues, aud hav
ing plenty of money for yourself
and a few thousands to send back to
the old folks."
Then Jennie, only two years
younger than Charley, who had de
pended upon him for her escort, and
who was as devoted to him as he
had been lo her, threw her arm
about his nrck, and, kissing him,
said, although her tears seemed
welling up even then, ''I'm not go
ing to cry, Charley, but it is so
much harder to let you go than I
thought it would bo. I must say
that, anyway, but I'll keep my
promise, and look bright until after
Charley whispered some appre
ciative word in her car, and then
said aleud, ''You remember what I
told you, Jennie, that as soon as I
got a little ahead I should send you
the money to come down and make
me a visit, and, as I'm determined
to do my best, it may be but a few
mouths before I greet yon at the
Hub and show you all the wonder
ful sights there."
Just then little liiith came bound
ing up the gravel-walk with her
hands full of flowers, looking, her
self, with her beautiful blue eyes,
and light, flaxen hair flying in the
wind, the aweelest bud of them all.
"Now," she said, as she stood in
front of Charley, "I've just brought
flicsc for my own dear brother, and
they're all from Ruth's little gar
den, and you must take them oft' on
the cars with you. And here is one,"
picking up a white rose and hold
ing it in her dainty little fingers,
while with her head tipped on one
side, and a roguish look in her
laughing eye, she said, "you can
wear in your button - hole when
you go to see the young ladies."
"Tut, tut," said her brother, none
of that now. What do you know
about my going to see young la
dies ? You're getting along too fast
for a four-year-old."
So they chatted merrily together as
tlicy sat in their pretty wicker
chairs, wailing for the stage-coach
which would carry Charley to the
railroad station, fifteen miles dis
tant. Mrs. McAlpine had been sit
ting with them, but her heart had
been slowly cominir np into her
throat, as she looked at her boy, the
pride of her heart, and began to
realize that this first parting would
be no doubt the beginning of the
breaking up of the family, and she
could not but question within her
self, "Will my boy ever be my boy
to me again ; as trusting, as loving,
as near to me as now ?
While she thought thus the tears
came into her eyes, and she quickly
retired unobserved into the sitting
room. The offer from the Boston
uncle had seemed a fine opening for
their son, but the thought of his go
ing into the city to live, to be beset
with temptations of every kind, had
kept Mrs. McAlpine awake many
nights, and had been the cause of
many sincere and heartfelt prayers.
Mrs. McAlpine was a Bostonian
by birth, and an accomplished, ele
gant woman, whose circle of friends
there was of the highest in social
ranks, and yet who, unlike her,
were not religious but worldly,
fashionable people. When 6hc was
quite young, she had come to Clare
mout, to pay a visit to her grand
mother, and while there had met
Mr. McAlpine, a quiet, refined,
Christian gentleman, several years
ber senior, who two years after this
became her husband and brought
her to this little town to live. But
she had lived long enough in the
city, and had in her father's family
seen enough of the results of city
Jife iu the dissipated characters of
her two brothers, to appreciate ful
ly what a conflict her boy must
pass through if he escaped unscath
ed. She felt 6he must say a few
words more to him alone, and so,
stepping to the porch she called him
into the sitting-room and closed the
She sat down near him, and, in
her quiet way, in a low, Bwect voice,
opened her heart to him. She said :
"Charley, you have been a dear,
good son to me, and have generally
meant, I think, to do about right,
and, so far as I know, you have no
bad habits. But you are not a
Christian, nnd I caunot but feel
anxious about you, as you start off
alone to live where you will have
no mother or father to counsel with
and where you will be obliged con
stantly to choose between two paths,
the right and the wrong one, and
whore the temptations will be
strong to choose the Litter. You
have noticed sometime?, Charley,
that these small trees that stand
near the house, and are protected by
it, often through a severe, stormy
winter, while many of the larircr
ones which stand ofl'alonc. looking
in their strength, as if they were
equal to any cotnbaVwith the ele
ments, are maimed aud shattered, if
not wholly ruined, by the fierce
winds that blow. It seems to me
that young men nre much like these
trees. Those- who stand by them
selves, exposed to the blasts of temp
tation, who look strong and seem to
possess principles which cannot be
shaken, are oft-times the first to
yield to it, are broken in heilth and
character, and ruined ; while those
who still have the kindly homepro
teclion, aud feel the sheltering love
of a fond mother's heart, weather
the storms and at last stand upright
and unharmed in (he beautiful sym
metry of their characters.
I have heard it said that nine boys
out of ten, who go from sweet, pure
country homes to the city, are led
away by temptations. Many of
them do not 1:0 fame tray, perhaps,
but only one out of the ten keeps
himself 'unspotted from the world.'
Charley. I want my boy to be that
one. "When you meet those who
smoke or chew nnd arc invited to
join with thorn, when all the others
around you participate, do not be
ashamed to stand up for your prin
ciple0, aud he that one in ten. When
your companions ask you into some
hotel or high-toned restaurant, or
respectable drug-6tore, for a glass,
and if you refuse to go, taunt and
jeer you, telling you you'll be more
of a man, one of these davs, and get
over these 'goody' ways, do not
swerve from the right, nnd if you
are the onlv one in ten that dares to
do right, and dares to be true,
Charley, be that one. And when
cards and theater-going, and places
of worse evil are suggested to you.
and you sometimes feel how much
easier it would be to go in with the
other boys and do as they do, than
lo fight it out so every day, remem
ber this talk to-night, and although
you may he the only one who tries
or is able to resist, I beg of you, for
mother's sake, and your sake, be
As the stage was just then heard
rumbling up the street, Mrs. McAl
pine put her arms about his neck and
kissed him fondly, as he replied,
"I'll remember all you'vo said,
mother, and will try to be that one
and come back as I go."
The stage stopped at the gate,
while one of the men came in and
carried out the trunk packed full of
neat clothing and many pretty,
dainty and useful articles to' adorn
Charley's room, which had been so
cheerfully made by mother and Nel
lie. Then, with fervent goodbyes,
said over and over again by most
of the home group, and a warm
pressure of the hand by his mother,
who stood there with melting eye
and heart too full to speak, for
The heart feels most when the lips
And the eye speaks the gentle good
bye. Charley jumped into the coach,
and, amid the shouting of the chil
dren, and the waving of handker
chiefs, and the shrill voice of little
Ruth as she called out, "Dou't stay
long; come back soon to your own
little Ruthy, and don't forget the
button-hole boqtiet and the young
ladies. Ha, ha, ha, that was a good
joke, wasn't it ?' The coach rattled
away down the lovely valley,
brightened at that hour by the glo
rious sunset light, and made more
beautiful by the various .shades and
tints reflected upon the mountain
sides. It seemed too bad to go from
such beautiful, peaceful scenes to
the noise and tumult of a Iargc,closc
city. But the cities would be far
worse places than they arc, were it
not for the country element, the
men and women whose early lives
were spent in the country, and who
amid the crime aud wickedness in
cities have not lost the principles of
right, aud truth, and honest)', and
justice, which were inculcated in
their youthful minds.
So in the crowd of strangers who
next morning arrived in Boston wa3
Charles McAlpine, as handsome, as
genial and intelligent a boy of
eighteen as you often meet. He
found his way to his uncle's ware-
house and counting room, not far
from Fanuel Hall, and was cordially
received by those in his employ at
the otlice, and seated with the mor
ning paper in hand, awaiting the
arrival of Iih uncle, who drove in
from Brooklino at a lato hour each
Charley had not seen his uncle
Mr. Talcott, for tunny years, but felt
at home immediately after the cor
dial greeting he received from his
genial, fine-looking relative. His
uncle told him he could busy him
self looking about, that part of the
city, and going through the ware
house, and at three o'clock they
would drive out together to Brook
line, where they would bo happy
to have him pass the night, and the
next day he could go to his board
ing place in the city, and begin
work in earnest.
The evening was passed delight
fully in the elegant home of his un
cle, and the next day Charley went
with the bookeeper and head-salesman
to a neat boarding house, kept
by two maiden sisters on Somer
set street. His experience in a hard
ware store in Clare m out prepared
him to take hold intelligently in
this mammoth establishment of
Talcott, Tower & Co., and before
the week was out his undo saw
that Charley would soon take an
important position there, if he held
out as he promised.
The head-salesman was a distant
relative .of Mr'. Talcott, and aa he
had been in the employ of the con
cern for six years, he began to havel
serious hopes of becoming one of
the partners. His fit her was ready
to give him !fl0,000 at any time
when there was a good opening for
him to go in with the senior mem
ber?, and regarding himself as al
most invaluable to the concern, he
hoped by the new year, now eight
months distant, tint proposals
would be made to him, and he
should send to his father in Ver
mont for a check for that amount.
But a salesman of fine appear
ance and gentlemanly bearing, a
quick accountant, a good talker, and
a popular fellow desirable as all
these qualities arc, yet after all they
are not the essential one'. Careful
business men arc more anxious to
obtain for their employ those who
are upright and honest; as interest
ed in the business of the firm as if
it were their own ; careful in all
their account? and thoroughly trust
worthy. These qualities Mr. Daven
port did not possess. Since joining
a club of young men two years af
ter coming to the city, he had grad
ually become "broad-minded," a-t
he termed it. He became a member
of one of the musical societies,
which always rehearsed their mu
sic Sabbath evenings, and often gave
concerts on the holy day. His most
intimate friends were soon those
who disregarded the Sabbath, who
thought prcaehiug and attendance
at church old fogy customs, which
were fast giving way to the more
enlightened idea that Sunday was a
day for rest and pleasure, for visit
ing friends, driving out upon the
road, attending cultured gatherings,
listening to classic music, and so on,
and so on, and he wondered how he
could have enjoyed so Ions the sim
pler ways, and quiet, peaceful Sab
baths in New England. He had be
come addicted to the almost con
stant use of tobacco, and was a noted
wine-drinker, card-player, and at
tendant at tho theater. Yet he
thought these bad habits were not
known to his employers, and some
times argued to himself when con
scious that his term of service would
not be long-continued if the firm
knew his habits.
"Well, they could not dispense
with me anyway. I know more
about certain branches of business
now than either of them, and they
think too much of the almighty dol
lar to drop me when they know as
well as Ithcy would lose thousands
of dollars bv so doing."
But business men are not as dull
as they sometimes seem, and gener
ally know much more of the time,
character and habits of their clerks
than these clerks themselves sup
pose. Charley McAlpiuc, thrown
into the society of Mr. Davenport
from the first, soon began to feel
the necessity of standing up for his
principles. And, when he refused
attending the theater with his com
panion, or having "a quiet game of
cards," Mr. Davenport would say,
'Well, Charley, I won't urge yon,
you do not think it right. But you
will soon get over these notions. I
hadsomewhenl came to the city,
but you'll grow broader-minded
here and soon go in for a good time
with the best of us."
But, as Charley became better ac
quainted, he found that nearly all
the young men about were of the
same class, and ho hall to "fight it
out on his line" alone against them I
all very often. He was jeered and
taunted, and urged, aud entreated
to join with thorn, and give np his
old-fashioned puritanical notions,
and their arguments would some
times prevail, and Charley would
feel, "Now, I could go with them to
some extent nnd not be harmed, nnd
why not doit? I nm so tired of
this constant light with them, and
it is so much easier to givo way
a littlo than to keep as strict as
mother wishes I would. Maybe I
am old-lbgyish and our folks too
And yet as he sat there alone in
Ii'h room iu the moonlight arguing
thus his mother's sweet, earnest face
came before him, and he heard her
kind voice saying, " If you are the
only one rtiat dare? to do right,
Charley, be that one" and his argu
ments fell to the ground ; he knew
mother's way was tho right way, and
he said aloud, "Mother, I will be that
But theb.it tie was not over yet. Ah,
mothers little know the temptations
that surround and often inclose
their boys, as they leave their pure,
sweet, Christian homes and go out
and mingle with the wicked and
godle?0, in the great cities. Few
escape the toils that arc laid for
them on every hand. But thank the
Lord that some can fight it through,
and come off unspotted and untar
nished. Thank the Lord for faithful
and kind fathers and mother-", who
are not too timid to talk with their
sons freely on all theso things;
whoso influence will never be for
gotten. During this first year in the city,
there were many time3 when Char
ley McAlpine was on the point of
yielding to strong temptations.
Once he atood before the door of a
theatre, with some companions who
had almost tempted him to go in,
when his mother's words, " Charley,
be that one," sounded so plainly in
bis ears, that be wife almost startled,
and, turning suddenly to his com
panion, be tmid, " I can't go with
you," and was oft' and around the
corner iu a moment. Many limes
those few kind words and the image
of his mother's face, as 6he stood
with pride in her look, "Though
only one in ten does right, I want
my boy to be that one, and held him
aud kept him, when, as he often said
afterward, he didn't believe any
thing else could have saved him, tiie
tcmplatious were so strong.
He grew in the esteem of liia em
ployers every day, aud they trusted
sud confided in him about many
matters which were known onlv to
the firm. After these first struggles
hnd been conquered, temptations
were fewer and easier to resist, and
before the the year was out Char
ley's reputation was established, and
the boys when speaking of him
would say, " He's like adamant, and
you can't move him, and he'll meet
every argument and beat yon every
time; and those who wero the most
houcat would say, Well, he's a
epleudid fellow, I tell you, and will
get ahead of any of us. I just wish
I had been as brave as he is ; but it's
awful hard to reform now."
Charley became a member of two
delightful literary circles, and at
tended many scientific and literary
lectures and entertainments, and be
gan to spend a moderate sum of
money each month in valuable
books, instead of amusements and
dissipation, and often told his com
panions that he knew he enjoyed
his evenings better than they did.
lie had access o fine society, which
stimulated him to improve his tal
ents, and make himself a peer of
those with whom he associated.
Ten years have passed since then.
Mr. Davenport, years since, was
made conscious that hi? services
were no longer needed iu the busi
ness of Talcott, Tower & Co., and he
therefore accepted n position as
cashier in oue of the city banks. He
had grown more and more dissipa
ted, had gone from bad to worse, and
the lat that was heard of him was
that he had absconded with a hun
dred thousand dollars of the funds
of the bank in his pocket.
Mr. Tower, who was in ill-health,
aud had been spending a winter in
Italy, died recently in Florence, and
young. Mr. McAlpine. the ri3inL
man, "who could be trusted any-
" ' ' "til ,1111-"" In I T '
where and every time," whose neat,
iirnnr Trn i Tr nrfmrn mui
attractive personal appearance was
but an index of hi3 pure, clean
heart and life, was admitted to the
firm on an equal footing with the
two remaining partners. He is
soon to be married to a lovely, edu
cated, Christian girl, connected
with one of the finest families in
the city, who had many admirers
among those rich in this world's
goods, but whose heart was attract
ed toward something better and
nobler, which she found in the
bearing and character of Mr. Mc-
Charley had spent many vacations
in tho sweet, quiet homo in Novr
Hampshire, and while there just
after being admitted to the Arm, bo
said oue evening as ho sat alono
with his mother on that same vine
covered "porch, from whence ho had
started ten years previous for liia
new life in the city.
"Mother, do you remember our
conversation the night I left homo,
when you called mo iuto tho sitting
room, just before the stage arrived?
I felt that you believed in mo,
mother, that night, as I never felt It
before, and I have never forgotten
your words, nor your proud, yot
anxious look as you aid, 'Though
you find but one in ten that dares da
right, Charley, I want my boy to bo
that one.' Those words have been
a talisman to mo through all these
years, aud 1 feel that I owe to you
all that I am to-day." Chicago
With soniCjScoldlng is chronic. Life
is one long fret. Tho flesh is fovor
ish, the nerves unstrung, tho spirit
perturbed and in a state of unrest.
The physical condition and tho ma
terial surroundings may have a
strong tendency to disturb our
equanimity and to exasperate our
feelings ; but wc are apt to bear in
mind that thu scolding never did
an) body any good, and wilhal growa
to be very uncomfortable to tho
party who indulges in it. Inappro
priate to anybody, scolding appears
most hateful in parents and minis
ter'. Set to be dispensers of
kindness and love to those with
whom they arc more especially as
sociated, it is horrible to sco gall
distilled instead of charity that
blesses both parties. Scolding turns
a household into a pandemonium,
and a church into an inquisition. -Bear
in mind that kindness and
gentle speech are a great deal easier
to practise than their opposites.
Why practice the worse thing when
harder? Arrest yourself in the in
dulgence of this bad habit right
here. Begin now, and put yourself
under bonds to bo good-natured.
Slovr To Cool A BCMJilmafL,
The first thing to be dono is to
catch him. Having done so, the
mode of cooking him is as follows:
Many a good husband is spoiled in
the cooking. Some women keep
them constantly iu hot water, while
others tccze them with conjugal
coldness ; some smother them with
hatred and contention, and still
others keep them in pickle all tho
time. These women always serve
them up with tongue sauce. Now
it is not to be supposed that hus
bands will be tender nnd good if
treated in this way, but they are, on
the contrary, they are very delicious
when managed as follows: Get a
large jar called the jar of carefulness,
place your husband in and set him
near the fire of conjugal love; let
the fire be pretty hot, especially let
it be clear; above all, let the heat be
constant ; cover him over with affec
tion ; garnish him with the spices
of pleasantry ; and if you add kisses
and other confections, let them bo
accompanied with a sufficient por
tion of secresy, mixed with prudence
and moderation. Housekeeper.
Starred To Death.
"It was publicly stated, in at least
two of our principal churches on
Sunday, that a clergyman of prom
inent city church, ministering to
one of our "wealthy Episcopal con
gregations, died last week in want
of tho very necessities of life." Tor'
The pleasure of being master of
one's self and one's passions should
be balanced with that of controlling
them; it will rise above, if wc know
what is liberty.
Man, being essentially active.must
find in activity hia joy, a3 well 03 his
beauty and glory; and labor, like
everything else that is good, i3 it9
Why is a boat rowed by a young
woman like a candy scrape? Be-
cause it is a 'lasses pull. This Is in-
We have heard of a quartetto by
four, but did you ever see a quart
cat by two? Yes, two can duet, If
Insanity is no cause for divorce in
Wisconsin. They think a person
must be crazy in the first place to
A prima -donna is naturally
timid creature, for her art i3 always
in her throat.
Gov. Hartranft, of Pennsylvania,
signed 57 death warrants.
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