The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, April 09, 1879, Image 1
.!., THE JOURNAL. Rates of Advertising. Sic jpxcc. ltt Sig lmo im inn lyr h'opinn i ? 12.W ! ;2o"l2ft i y jcu i iiGu YL ' SJM UJI IS 20" 35 1 60 X tf.isLt't""FiTa""is 20 1 33 18 ISSUKD EVKKY WEDNESDAY, M. K. TURNER & CO., Proprietors and Publishers. $S0ee In the JOUHNAL building, Eveith-5,t., Columbus, Neb. Tijsiis Per rear, $2. Six montbs, $1. Tbreo months,. V)c. Single copies, fc. 4 inches 5.2ft f 7.Af 11 I II 15 27 ; f 4.-V1 j 0.75 10 12 15 20 1 Uili I i?3 f 4 5 8 10 Holiness and profehxlonal card tun lines or e jace, per annum, ten dol lars. I.eal adrertisetnent at Ktatnt rates. "Kdltorlal local notice'' fifteen centt a lltip each Insertion. "Local notices " five cents a linn each inser tion. Advertlsment classified as "Spe cial notice" five cents a line first inser tion, three ccnt a line each subsequent Insertion. VOL. IX.-NO. 49. COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 1879. WHOLE NO, 465. CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION. A. &. Paddock. U. S. Senator, licatricc. ALyin Saunders, U.S. Senator, Omaha. T. J. Majokl, Hep- Peru. r. K. Valentine, Hep., West Point. STATE DIKECTOKY: ALntvu3 Nance, Governor, Lincoln. . J. Alexander, Secretary of State. I". VT. Liedtke, Auditor, Lincoln. G. 31. lUrtlett, Trc-tMirer, Lincoln. C.J. Dilwortli, Attorncy-nencral. r. It. Thompson, Snpt. Public In.rur. II. C. Dawson, Warden of Penitentiary. C.'IUI&SS, 1ris0n '-Peetors. Dr. J. . Davis, Prinon Physician. II. P. ilathewson, Supt. Insane Asylum. JUDICIARY: 5. Maxwell, Chief Justice, ;eorte 1J. I.ake.l ABMM.ale Judges. Auiann Cobb. ( " I'OlltTII JUDICIAL MdTKICT. fs. W. Post, Judcr. York. 21. B. Rceee, District Attorney, "VVahoo. LAND OFFICEUS: II. B. Hoxic, Hester, Grand Island. "Win. Anyan, Hceeivcr, Grand Island. COUNTY DIRECTORY: J. G. TIi??in, Count v .Im'fTr. Jthn StaufJVr. County Clerk. V. Kuuuner. Treasurer. Itrnj. Spirhnaii, Sheriff. R. L. Ro.iter. Survcvor. wm, lllnedorn ) John Walker, J John Yi-f. ) CountvComsr,isioners. Or. A. IMntz. Coroner. 5. L. il-irrtt. Supt. of Scboo'.!. 5nMMm"lrr1 '1UctiS of thPW.. Charle Wake. Constable. CITY DIRECTORY: C. A. Speice. Mavor. Jhn sobrvn. Clerk. John J. Ricklv, Marshal. J. YV. KarSv, Trccurer. S. S. .MoAliitT. Police Judge. w. G. Roiitton, Engineer. rOL'NCILMEN: Ja! Hard .1. E. North, E. Pobl. 2J irrJ-E. C. Knrnii.iugh. C. E. Morse. SJ 11'arJ-E. J. P.aker. Win. llurci. Coiumbtik Pons Odlcc. Open on Sunflar trm 11 a.m. to 12m. and from 4:W to 0 v. m. llusinet.i hour, except Sunday a m to i m. "rn m-iil cloe at 11:2 A. M. Western mill cIom at 4:20 r.M. atl lcacn Cnhimbuit for Madiaon and N'orfotk. on Tuesdays, ThuiMlay and Siturdax. T a. m. Arrives Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. : r. M. Fr Mnnrnc. Genoa. Watervillc and Al bion, daily escpptSuudayCA.il. Ar rive, aiue, G 1'. M. For Summit, riyc and Crete. Mon days and TiiiirJdayp, 7 A. M. Arrives Wednpsl:.'s , and Saturdays, " v. M. For I'.ellfvilfe. Osceola and York. Tiies--dwy, Thursdays and Saturdays, 1 P.M. Arrive i 12 m. Fr W If. Farral and Kittle CreeJc. Mmidavs ami Wedncdavi'. C a. M. Ar rives Tuesdays and Fridays at 0 i. M. rr Shell Creek. Nebo. Ore-ton ami Stanton, on Mondays at 7 A. M. Ar ri oi TiicmIki n G i. m. For Iaid 'ity, Tuc-days, Thursdavs and Saturday. 1 v. M Arrive-, at 12 M. E'. E. Tlait Tabic. lAisttcanl littitud. niicr.nt. No. 0, leaves at .. G:2"ia. m. Psenr, 4, " " . . 11:W a.m. Freibl. " S. " ' 2:1ft p. in. 1 rriirht. " 10. " " . . . . 4:50 a. in. Weshcard Ji'iund. FrciRttt, No. ft. Ie.ies st 2:0 p. m. l'a-cnz'r, " 3. " "... 4:27 p.m. Freight. " f. " " . r.:W)p.m. Emisrant. "7. ,k " 1:30 a.m. Eerv div except Saturdiy the throe lines Irndiiiir to t:iiicago connect with U P. train-, at Omaha. On Saturdays tborr will be but one train a day, a shown bv the follow ins schedule: " (C.JtN. W. 1 7th and 2Mb. Sept (C, R. I.& V.) 21st (C , R. & Q. ) ftth and 2Glli. -Jc. R.I. A: llr 12th l( & W. 1 l!Uh Oct C. R. I. A P.l 2d and 2.".d. '.) 2d V Rth; lC.th 2ev JN.W. y RthandSUth lr.. it. .t O (C. K. .v Q. 1 7th : Jc., R. I. & P.J- 14th C. & N. W. J 21t .in ana siu Dec Farni for Sale. ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY acres wf excellent frm laud in Rut ler County, near Patron P. ()., about ?qui-distaiit from three County Scats David City, Columbus and Schuyler; GO acres under oultiation; ft acre- of tree, maple, Cottonwood, vc: pood frame bouse, granary, stable. -hed. Jce. Good stock ranjre, convenient to water. The place is for sale or exebance for property (house and a few acres i near Columbus. Inquire at the JontNAi. office, or address the undersigned at 2'Atron P.O. 403 JOHN TANNAII1I.L. FAKnERS! 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 e by stoppini; at the new home of your fellow farmer, where you can tiud pood accommodations cheap. For hay for team for one uipht and day, 2ft et. 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 rate: Meals 2ft cents; beds 10 cents. ' J. R. SENECAL, M mile eatof Gerrard's Corral. $Jis not easily earned in these time, but" it can be made in three months by any one of either sex. in anv part of the countrv who is willing to work vteadilv at the employment' that we furnish. $6G per week in your own town. You need not be away from home over nipbt. You can ivc your whole time to the work, or only jour pare moments. have agents who arc making omt 20 per day. All who engage at once can make money fat. At the present time money cannot be made to easiiv and rapidly at any other busi ness. It costs nothinjr to try the busi ness. Terms and?ft Outfit free. Addrcg at once. H. Hat.ltt fc Co.. Portland. Maii 375-y. Ucan make monev faster at work for us than atanvthingelse. Capital not required; we will start you. $12 per day at home made by the indue, trlous. Men. women, boys and pirls wanted evcrvwhere to workforus. Now is the time. Cotl v outfit and t erms free Address True & Co., Aujrusta, Maine reek in 5 our own town. $5 Outfit free. No risk. Reader rou want a business at which uersous of either sex -aa make creat pay all the time they work, write for particulars te H. Hal ixttS Co Portland. Maine. ft !&rm rijuuif i BUSINESS CARDS NKUJON MILLETT. BYRON MILLETT, Justice of the Peace and Notary Public. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus, Nebraska. N. R. They will give close attention to all business entrusted tn them. 248. RYAN & DEGAN, TWO doors cast of D. Ryan's Hotel on 11th street, keep a large stock of Wines, Liquors, Cigars, And everything usually kept at a flrst class bar." 411-x FOE SALE OR TRADE ! MARES I COLTS, Teams of 1-Ior.ses or Oxen3 SAIKtCE? E0.'tS:J, wild or broke, at the Corral of 429 GERHARD & ZEIGLER. STACK ICOIJTI-;. JOHN 1IUBER, the mail-carrier be tween Columbus and Albion, will leave Columbus everyday except Sun day at ( o'clock, sharp, passing through Monroe, Genoa, Watjrville. and to All-ion The back will call at either of the Hotels for passengers if orders are left at the post-office. Kates reas-on-nble,$2 to Albion. 222.1 y GOOD CHEAP BRICK ! AT MY RESIDENCE. on Shell Creek, three miles east of Matthis's bridge, I have 70,000 fjocxl. lianMiurnt brick lor Mile, which will bs sold in lots to ut pur chasers. 41.S-tf GEORGE nENGGLER. Columbus Meat Market! WEESR & KNOBEL, Prop's. KEEP ON HAND all kinds of fresh meats, and smoked pork and beef; also fresh lish. Make sausape a spec ialty. 3TRemumber the place. Elev enth St., one door west of D. Ryan's hotel. 417-tf K. S C I-II5 c k7 Manufacturer and Dealer in C1SAES AND TOBACCO. AM. KINDS OF SMOKING ARTICLES. Store on Olive St., near the old Post-ofice Columbus Nebraska. 447-ly DOCTOR BONESTEEL, CO L I'M r. us. NEIIKASKA. OFFICE HOIKS. 10 to 12 a. m.. 2 to 4 p. m., and 7 to 1 p. m. Olieo on Nebra-ka Avenue, three doors north of E. J. linker's trrain otiiec. Kcsidcnce, corner Wyoinin.? and Walnut itrcet, north Columbus, Nrbr. ilt-'l-tf Iietr::Iit ?2rnt .TSarkct. Wjslilnclna Arc, nearly opnslr Court House. OWING TO THE CLOSE TIMES, meat will be sold at this market low, low down for cami. Best steak, per lb -10c. Kib roast, " . I'.oil, " 0e. Two cents a pound more than the aboc prices will be charged on time, and that to goad responsible parties only. 207. TTE.XKY . CABEff, Attorney and Counselor at Law, COLUMUfs, XnnitAPKA. Formerly a member of the Enslish bar: will give prompt attention to all business entruted to him in this and adjoining eountic. Collections made. Otiice one door eat of Schilz' hoe store, corner of olic and 12th Streets. Spricht Dcuteh. 1'arlc Francais. 41S-tf 3IUS. W. L. COSSEY, Dress and Shirt Maker, 3 DoorK West or.Stlllmnn's Urn? Store. Drces and shirt- cut and made to order and -at isfact ion guaranteed. Will alo do plain or fancy sewing of any de scription. r-T I'UICES VERY REASONABLE. Give mc a call and trv mv work. 425-ly " COLUMBUS Bffi YAED (One milcwcBt of Columbus.) THOMAS FLYNN & SON, Tropr's. GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK Always on Hand in QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS 371-tf HENRY GASS, UNDEKTAKEU, KEEPS ON HAND readv-madc and Metallic Collins, Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal nut Lumber. NEBRASKA HOUSE, S. J. MARMO Y, Prop'r. Nebraska Ave., South of Depot, COI-UJIIUJS, ?fEE5. A new house, newly furnished. Good accommodations. Board by day or week at reasonable rates. sSTSets a First-Class XnMc. Meals, 25 Cents. Lodgings 25 Cts 3S-2tf Ir. K. I.. SKGGIiVS Physician and Snrgpon. 135"Oflice open at all hours Sank Building. J J. BYRNE, " ' DKIS-TIST, COLUMBUS, NEB. t3T Ojjkc: Eleventh St., one door east of Journal building, up-stairs. CALIFORNIA WINES! 2ei 41 Whits, J.S1.25S81.75 A GALLON -AT- SAML. GASS'S, riPTmlli Strict. EL.AJCNJ5 OIL AT- Wm. BECKER'S. RECOMMENDED as f;5r superior to any cither lamp oil in use in the State, "it piic a very bright, clear li;ht and ib perfectly safe." .V-4 JUABtY A5.t5KSG5a'X', Merchant Tailoress, !3ti Ctrrct, :;p::i P::t-:ce. Men's and boys' suits made in the latest tyle, and good iit guaranteed, at very low prices. Men's suit JO.fiO to $9.00, according to the goods and work, l'.oyfc' suits $15.00 to $1.00, according to siize. U3"CI.EANING ANDHKIWIUING DONE.3 Rring on your soiled clothing. A whole suit renovated and ninde to ap. pear as good as new for l.i'i -l-J4-y LUERS&SCHEEI5ER Elubnitlis and Wagon Makerr. ALL KINDS OF Repairing Done on Short Notice. Zzzgis, 7Ta:, Etc., Kiio to Crisr. ALL WORK WARRANTED. They also keep on band Furst ck Bradley Plows, SULKY PLOWS, CULTIVATORS, &C. Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tattcr sall. COl.rMlH'.S, NEB. J. o. ELLIOTT, AGENT FOU THE STOVER WIND MILL 20 OSCILLATING FEED MILL, And Ail Kinds Gf Pnsups AND PUMP MATERIALS! AI.SO Challenge Wind and Feed Jfills, Combined Shelter and Grinder, Mall Jfills, Horse Powers, Corn Shelters and Fanning Jfills. Pumps Repaired on Short Notice, Farmer", come and examine our mil1. You will lind one erected on thoprcinNes of the Hammond House, in good running order. WM. BECKER, )DEALE!J IN( GROCERIES, Grain, Produce, Etc. 2. NEW STORE, NEW GOODS. Goods delivered Free of Charge, anyichcrc in the city. Corner of 13th and Madison Sts. North of Foundry. 397 -AjStERIC-AJST MEDICAL 1 K4L 1HSTIT0TB. -&Eg3&&&&& S!31 -- Z. SKTCSILL. If. 2. r. r.KAsrrs.sr.D I M e. . ksscss, u. s. i :. c. zzsizz, X. a., acz&i. Mti&g P tysiciaas and Surgeons, For the treatment of all classes of Sur gory and deformities ; acute and chronic diseases, diseases of the eye and ear, etc., etc., Columbus, Neb. BLOOD FOR BLOOD. The Fire Fiends who so Horribly Roasted Mitchel and ICefi'lmni ' Tire pnt upon Their Trial. As the history of the State, nay, perhaps, the United Stales, can pro duce no parallel in fiendish cruelty of the crime committed by Olive and his gunj? in the torture of Mitchell and Kelchutn, wo purpose keeping our readers informed of the main icatures of the trial which bejran at Hastings, April 1st. Olive is said to be worth $100,000 and his friends $103,000 and it is reported they arc ready to spend the entire amount, if necessary, to prcnerve his neck from the gallows. The crime was committed in Cus ter county on the JOlh of last De cember. The particulars were giv en in the Journal at the time. AttmvAL or im:isoxei:s. The Omaha Republican's corre spondent, under date of April 1st, says: ' Yesterday the prisoners were brought from their various places of confinement to Hastings. First on the ground was Sheriff Jamo-, of Dawson county, with Phil. Dufraudaiid Brown, Sheriff' Marliu, of Adams county, brought in I. P. Olive, Wm. Green, IJaldwin and Fisher from the penitentiary, and received IJarney Giilen and Pedro, the Mexican, into custody at Sutton, and brought them on to Hastings. The B. & M. railroad provided a special coach for the prisoners and their guard. Deputy Warden Xobes, and Siierill' lloagland, of Lancaster county, accompanied the party, to gether with several other parties deputized to assist. nVEltV VKECAUTIOy against possible attempts to escape, on the part of the prisoners, or to rescue them on the part of friends was taken. Before leaving the pen itentiary the four who have been confined there, were securely iron ed, being chained together in such a manner as to preclude the possibili ty of escape. The other prisoners were not so securely kept, but the entire party of eight were SAFELY LODGED in an empty store building in Hast ing5:, a guard of forty men was on duty all last night, half being on duty part of the night and the re maining twenty acting as a relief. They were securely kept through the night. All fears of an attempt to rescue the gang on the part of Olive's friends have subsided, and anxiety for the progress of the trial is the supreme emotion at present. LOREX L. KETCIIUM came to Hastings with the four from Lincoln, having been detailed as a guard. The young gentleman and his brother Lawrence will be on hand throughout the tri-il. They are firmly convinced that the ac cused parlies are the murderers ol their brother, and they await the sentence of the law. Young Snow, step-son of Luther Mitchell, will be in attendance through the trial, also. RAIIXEY ARMSTRONG AXD JAMES KEL LEV. who were arrested with Olive and his men, were left in jail at Sutton and Plum Creek, respectively. They arc not indicted for the same offense as the remaining persons, but aic chnrged with shooting with intent to kill Ketchum and Mitchell at the timo ot Steven's death. They are not lo be tried until after the prin cipal is disposed of." THE FIRST MOVE of the defence is for change of ven ue, and seventy-five affidavits (print ed form) were filed. ATTORXEYS. Some of the most talented law yers in the State are engaged for prosecution and defence, and every inch of the ground will be holly contested. "The state is represent ed by John M. Thurston, ol Omaha, E. E. Brown, of Lincoln, O. W. Mc .N'amar, of Plum Creek, District Attorney Scofield, and Attorney General Dilwortli. The delense by John Carrigan,of Blair, B. I. Hiu muu, ol North Platte, T. L. War riuglon, of Plum Creek, Jas. Laird, of Juniata, T. G. Homer, and A. II. Conner, of Kearney and Wm. Nev ille, ol North Platte. John C. Cow in, of Omaha, appears specially for Phil. Durand." Judge Gaslin, famous now, in Nebraska, for his administration of the law against criminals, is presid ing at the trial. The case was called at 9 o'clock, April 1st. A motion was made to - QUASH THE IXDICTMEXT on the ground, first, that the first trial should have been had in Custer comity where the offense was com mitted ; second, that there was no authority on the part of the judge to call a special term ; third, on the ground of the lack of twenty days' notice; and fourth, on the ground that the grand jury was not legally selected and impannelled. The court overruled all objections ex cept the fourth, which wna tnken under advisement until April 2d. lUliklnsr. One would think that the subject of milking is sufficiently well un derstood at the present time with out any further instiuctions with reference to it, but never was there a greater mistake made. Hundreds of dairymen begin to complain that their cows are drying up early while they have good feed and plenty of it. We were talking with of the leading dairymen with refer ence to the majter the other day, and his opinion coincided with ours in this rcpeol, and he claimed that more cows wore spoiled by being improperly handled than by poor food. To get the greatest yield of milk the cows should be milked regularly, quietly and thoroughly, yet quickly. Generally speaking, twice a day is oflen enough, but there are cases when it becomes necessary to milk three times, but thcc are comparatively rare. At six o'clock, morning and evening, is as near the right time, all thing? considered, as any. Milking should be done quietly, without any scold ing or kicking or otherwise hurting or exciting the animal, and she will then habitually come gladly for the operation, stand quietly and let down her full How. It should be done thoroughly as nearly a possi ble always by the same person. There is a great difference in milk ers; some will get the last drop while others will leave the richest part in th udder. It has been proved to the satisfaction of all good dairymen that the shippings will ield from ten to twenty per cent, more cream than the rest of the milk ; how important it is, then that the cow should be milked clean. Besides, if she is not made to yield all that she has daily, she will dry un sooner, and gradually fail in the quantity until it decreases percepti bly. Cows should never be hur riedly driven to and from the pas tille as it agitates and beats the milk, if before milking, and tends to njake them wild alter the milk has been drawn. We had an oppor tunity ol seeing the results of a change in the management of cows on Pleasant View Farm a short time ago. The proprietor, Mr. South worlh, met with a severe accident, which confined him lo the house for nearly a week, during which time strangers wiwu employed to attend the cows, and, although ihey were Healed kindly, still it was different from their usual treatment, and the milk pail showed a much smaller jield, and the cows themselves be came restless and refused to "give down" as formerly, although, as before stated, they were treated with the greatest kindness and milked by experienced hands. But when he was able to come to the barn again, the cows soon filled the pails as usual, and that, too, with no change of food. -Field and Farm. t UUILNUWn A. Tiuxr Sort oT!iost Story. The village of Martinsville, near Wheeling, Va., starts a novel ghost story on its rounds. 1S71 a man named Stephen Templeton disap peared from Martinsville and his family. He had received nearly JS00 in payment of a note for some property he had sold, taken a skiff' to go lo a neighboring swamp to cut hoop-poles, and never returned. The skiff was found upset in the river, the river was dragged, and dilligcut search was made, but no trace of Tempelton could be found. His wife and children gave him up for dead, and time passed on. The other day a young man was crossing a swamp to reach a ferry, and says that he was accosted by the headless trunk of a man that seemed to rise up before him out of I he ground. The apparition said he was Stephen Templeton, who had been foully murdered for the monev ho had about him $785. lie was cutting hoop-po!cs,and his murderer, whom he named, got hold of his axe, split his skull open, ai.d then severed his head. He was buried near the foot of a certain tree, which he pointed out, where his bones might be found, together with the axe with which the deed was done. He wanted his murderer prosecuted, and saidNthat he was willing and able to appear against him in court if necessary to secure his conviction. The young man told a few friends ol his ghost ly interviewer, and they resolved that before saying anything about it they would dig for Templelou's bones, to prove the ghost story. They digged at the place and found bones and boots. Of course the re mains could not be identified, but the village cobbler recognized the boots H9 his work, and like those he made for Templeton to accom modate his corns. Those were rempicton's boots, and the bones must needs be Tcmpleton's bones. Whether or not there was any ghost came to tell them where to look, those young men found Tcmpleton's bones, that had been missing for live years and more. The axe that Templeton had wielded among the hoop-poles was aNo found in the shallow grave, according lo the ghost story. Yfhen it was noised about that Templeton'a bones had been found, the man he named as having been his murderer secretly left town and has not been seen there since. If he is caught and brought to trial, in view of the ghot utory, there will be some in terest fo sec if the headless trunk will come into Martinsville court to faco I he assassin and give testimony against him. In the meantime Mar tiusville waits for the wonder. St. Louis liepubliean. lSI;:ziu Ji'ralrlca. An extensive prairie fire occurred on Sunday last, a few miles north east of Osceola. It originated on the farm of Robert Curren, who was burning cornstalks, and the wind rising suddenly caused the fiie to get beyond control, and it was soon sweeping over the prairie in a south-easterly direction. It burned over Iaac Smith's farm, destroying a granary containing about 1,000 bushels of grain wheat, oals and rye. It also destroyed Mr. Smith's stable and S00 bushels of corn. Mr. James Jarmin's farm was the next in the path of destruction. A corral on his place was destroyed; also a grove of young timber, and an eighty-rod row of tree. The fire that burned the corral wa-i stall ed by a burning shingle, which was blown from the roof of Mr. Smith's granary. The wind carried the blaz ing shingle three hundred yards, and it passed over Mr. Jarmin's sta ble and dropped into a straw pile, from which it spread to the corral. Mr. Jarmin al-o Inst all of his threshing machine bells and three setts of lly-ucts. The next sufferer was Ezra Uoac, who lost a stable and a small quan tity of grain. The fire was checked before do ing further materia! dnuugc. Win. "Richmond, living on Mr. Smith's place and occupying his house, lost two good setts of har ness, one hog, and other property. By an arrangement that he made with Mr. Smith he was usinjr Smith's grain, and the loss there lore, falls heavily on Richmond. Mr. Smith's house was in great danger and was only saved at lat arter the supply of water had failed, by using a pail ofstvillto extinguish the fiauics. A feather tick lint was laken out into the road for safety at least CO feet from the fire was 1 cached by Hying cinders and the tick was burned and the feathers were carried away on the wings of the wind. A tire that was started in Platte bottom in Platle precinct, last Sun day, burned over several farms and destroyed a large amount of trees in Pleasant Home precinct. F. L. Home's residence was only saved by the most energetic effort'-, and several persons barely escaped with their lives- one individual running for dear life, felt the heat of the flames just behind him as he reach ed a place of safety. Osceola Jiec ord, Jfarch 2Sth. A country deacon went home one evening and compliincd fo his wife that he had been abused down at the store shamefully. One of the neigh bors, he said, had called him a liar. Her ejes flashed with indignation. "Why didn't you Icll him to prove it?" she exclaimed. "That's the very thing that's the trouble," re plied the husband : "1 told him to prove it, and he did prove it." A bright little fellow of four years, whose correctness the father ques tioned, asking: "If Mary should tell you anything which was not ex actly so, what would you say ?" "I'd say she told a lie," "If brother should say anything that wa not so, would you think it right?" "No I'd think he told a lie." "Well, supposing you should say some thing that was not exactly so; what then ?" "I'd say I', mistaken." 'Come, sheer off," as the sheep said to the man who was cutting ofl' her wool. In trying to fight down his sor rows, a man should always strike one of his own eighs. 1'otzito Cultnvc. A mode of cultivation of the po tato highly rcecoinnicndcd for gar den operation in Europe, consists in placing on soil, deeply dug or tilled, halves of ordinary-sized pota- toes, at cer.ft.n interval apart, or better, perhaps, whole potatoes, at greater distances asunder, and in regular lines, liie potato, wnicu is not placed in a furrow, is covered with a light layer of earth. In such conditions of ventilation, it is not long in penetrating the layer of mold, and after a few day.- it i.s re peatedly earthed up to accelerate the growth. This method of plant ing is said to givo very much better results than the common method of planting in furrows, while the po tato acquires its maturity before disease is declared. The potato, coming originally from Peru, a country much hotter than ours, re quires air and iieat for its develop ment under good condition, and the earth which surrounds it can only be regarded as a support, a medium around which as much air and heat should bo made as possible. To put in a cold trench, compact and moist, is to hinder its growth and hinder its production considerably, also to subject it voluntarily lo the most troublesome influences of dis ease Ktiirlins; :i I2y. A lonesome looking boy was hanging around a woodyard, when the owner of the yard, having both charity and philanthropy for boys having tears in their eyes, asked the boy why he didn't peddle apples or do something else to earn a few shillings. The boy replied that he had no capital, and the woodyard man took out a nickel, and said : "Now, my boy, I'm going to start you in life. Take this nickel and no and make a purchase of some thing or other. I'll buy it of you for ten cents, no matter what it is. Come, now, let's see what sort of a business head you have got on you ?" Tho boy took the nickel and went off, but in ten minutes was back with a gallon jug which he had pur chased with the nickel. Well, you're a keener," replied the man. "I never saw one of those sold for less than fifteen cents to any one. I want such a jug and here's it's fair price. Go, now, and lay out your fifteen cents in apples, and I'll buy half your stock." The boy did not return. Perhaps he fell into a sewer somewhere; but you can't make the woodyard man believe so. When he lifted the jug from under the table where the by had placed it, he found a hole in the bottom large enough in let in a black-aud-tan terrier. A 3E oilier Eiifltioitec. It is hard for a young mother, who ha- not yet overcome the way ward tendencies of her own youth ful nature, lo realize the influence she exerts over her little ones. She is constantly surrounded by critical imitators who copy her morals and manners. As the mother i-, so arc the sons and daughters. If a fami ly of children arc blessed with an intelligent mother, who is dainty and refined in her manncrs,and does not consider it necessary to be one woman in the drawing-room and an entirely dii.erent person in her every-day life, but who iri a true mother, and always a tender, charm ing woman, you will invariably see her habits of speech and perfect manners repeated by her children. Great, rough men, and noisy, busy boys will always tone down their voices and step quietly and try to be more mannerly when she stops to give them a kind word or a pleas ant smile for a true mother will never fail to do or say all the kind, pleasant things she can, that will in any way help to lift np and cheer those whoc lives are shaded with care and toil. The mother of to day rules the world of to-morrow; think ol it, dear sisters, and guard well voiir home treasures. When old people go back to their childhood, what things do they re member most? What do you re member about your mother that is gone? Not anything by which she was formally made Inown to the world, but some picture, some scene of tenderness, some fragrant sentiment which imagination. lingers in vour "Mother,' said little Ned one mcr ning after having fallen out of bed, "I think I know why I fell out of bed last night. It was because I slept too near where I got in." Musing a little while, as ifin doubt whether he had given the right explanation, he added, "No, that wasn't the rea son ; it was because I slept too near Where I leu out. j Among the important cases about to be decided by Ihe United States Supremo Court h that of "William II. Plait, appellant, vs. tho Union Pacific Rnilroail Company, appeal i from the Circuit Couitofthe TTnl- , tfcd Stfttc. fop U)(J g,n(oof Nebnwka This caso involves tho title of the Union Pacific Rairoad Company to its unsold laud. It will be borne in mind that Secretary Schurz, in his Dudymott deci-iou, held that the railroad company's lands had re verted back to the Govcrment un der that clause of the Union Pacific land grant which provides that three yeirs after tho completion of tho road, the unsold lands shall becomo subject to homestead pre-emption the same as other public lands. Tho case before the National Supremo Court was what might be called a jug-handled afl'iir. Piatt, the ap pellant, was one of the company's laud agents at Grand Island, and his attorney, Judge Wakely, waa evidently engaged by the Union Pacific to present the case in tho most favorable light to the company. The arguments before the Supreme Court were concluded last Wednes day, and we presume a decision will soon be made. The people, of Nebraska, Kansas, the trans-Missouri region, are deep ly interested in this case. It Secre tary Schurz is sustained it will bo followed by an unprecedented rush of immigration info this State. If the company's title to the unsold lauds is sustained, it will settle n vexed question that now perplexes many recent purchasers of those railroad lands, and afford tho com pany abetter opportunity to disposo of their lands to new settlers. In any event, therefore, the peoplo of Nebraska and Kansas will be ma terially benefitted by the impend ing decision of the court. Omaha Bee. A few PrccppN From Coafa cIum. Be severe to yourself and indul gent to othcra; you thus avoid all resentment. Tc wise man makes equity and justice the ba-da of his conduct; tho right forms the rule of his behavior; deference and modesty mark his ex terior; sincerity and fidelity servo him for accomplishment. Love virtue, and the people will be virtuous; the virtue of a great man is like the wind; the virtue of tho humble is like the grass; when the wind passes over it the grass In clines its head. Children should practice filial piet)- at home, aud paternal defer ence abroad ; they should be atten tive in their actions, sincere and true in their words loving all with the whole force of their affection. Return equity and justice for all evil done to you, and pay goodness by goodness. Without the virtue of .humility, one can neither he honest in pov erty nor contented in abundance Real virtue consists in integrity of heart aud loving your neighbor as vourself. What I desire that others should not do for me, I equally desire not to do to them. Think not of faults committed n the past, when one has reformed j his conduct. Dr. Franklin observing one day a hearty young fellow, whom he knew to bean extraordinary black smith, sitting on the wharf bobbing for mud cats and eels, called out to him. "Ah Torn, what a pity 'lis you don't fish with a silver hook." The young man replied ho was not able to fi3h with a silver hook. Some days after this tho Doctor passed that way again, and saw Tom at the end of the wharf again, with his long pole bending over the flood. "What Tom," cried the docter, "have yon not got tho silver hook yet ?" "God bles3 yon Doctor," cried the blachsmitb, "I'm hardly able to fish with an iron hook." "Poh! poll!'' replied tho doctor, ''go home to anvil, and you will make silver enough in one day to buy more and better fish than you would catch here in a month.' Mr. Bryant's first collection of poems did not fill hi& youthful pocket. A gentleman who not long ago purchased for five dollars a copy of this first edition, now very rare, tock the book to the venerable poet, asking that he shonld write his autograph therein. Mr. Uryant complied, saying, "Five dollars is more than I received on that wholo edition." The little one made a beautiful answer without knowing it; "what! kiss such a homely man as papa? said the mother, in fun. "Oh, bnt papa is real pretty in his heart," waa the reply.