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VOL. IX.-NO. 52.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1879.
WHOLE NO. 468.
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SSTOfflco in the JOURNAL building,
Elevcnth-st., Columbus, Neb.
Terms Per year, $2. Six months, ?1.
Three months, 50c Single copies, Oc.
A. S. Paddock, U. S. Senator, Beatrice.
Aivis Saunders, U.S. Senator, Omaha.
T. J. Majokl, Hep.. Tern.
E. K. Valentine, Itcp., "West Toint.
Aluixus Nance, Coventor, Mncoln.
S.,I. Alexander, Secretary of State.
F. W. I.icdtkc, Auditor, Linroln.
O. M. Itartlett, Tren-urcr, Lincoln.
CI. Dilwortli, Attorney-General.
S. R. Thompson, Sunt. Public Insruc.
II. C. Diwion. harden of Penitentiary.
''.V'iV5'' Prison Inspectors.
C. II. Gould, J '
I)r..T. . Davis, Prison Physician.
H. P. Matbewson, Supt. Insane Asylum.
F. Maxwell, Chief Justice,
Gcor?e It. I.nke.l Ass0ciatc Judges.
rouicTii jpmciAi. mstkict.
O. "VV. Pout, .Iude:e, York.
M. 1$. Keese, District Attorney, "Walioo.
JL 1L Iloxic, Register, Grand Island.
"Win. Anynn, Receiver, Grand Island.
J. G. Iliins County .finite.
John Staufler, County Clerk.
V. Kumtncr, Treasurer.
Rcnj. Spiclman, Sherifl.
It. L. Knooiitor. Surveyor.
"Win. Itloeilorn 1
John Walker, CoiiiityCouimnM
John Wie. J
Dr. A. Hcintz. Coroner.
S. L. Harrett, Supt. of Schools.
8. S. McAllister,) t,.t:0Pfi0f thel'cnee
Rvron Millet t, J ,,lllllcCT ' C'
Charles Wake, Cunt.ible.
C. A. Speieo, Mayor.
John Seliram, Clerk.
John J. Rtckly, Marclial.
J. W. Earlv, Treasurer.
St. S. McAliMcr. Police Jutlc.
J. (J. Routson, Eutrincer.
1st HVuil J. E. North,
2tl H'ard-E. C. Kavauausb.
C. E. Morse.
Zd Ward E. J. Raker.
Columbia Host Office.
Open on Sundarn trin 11 a.m. to 12m.
mid from 1:0 to (i i m. Husine-s
hours except Sunday 0 a. m. to 6 r. M.
&rii mails close at 11:20 a. M.
Western mails rinse at 4:20 r.M.
Mail Iravo Columbus for Madison and
Norfolk, on Tuesdays, Thursday and
Saturdays, 7 a. m. Arrives Monday?,
Wednesdays, and Fridays, 3 r. m.
For Monroe," Genoa. Waterville and Al
bion, daily except Sunday G A. M. Ar
rive, same, ( r.M.
For Summit, Ulysses mid Crete. Mon
day and Thursday, 7 a. m. Arrives
Wednesdays and Saturdays. 7 1. M.
For llcllevilie, O-ccoIa and York, Tues
days, Thurcdays and Saturdays, Ir.M.
Arrives xt 12 M.
For Weir, Farral and Rattle Crack,
Mnndars and Wednesdays, 0 A. M. Ar
rives Tuesdays and Fridays at 0 r. M.
For Shell Creek, Nebo, Cre-ton and
Stanton, on Mondays at 7 A.M. Ar
rives TuesdavR ti r. i.
For David CitV, Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturday's, 1 r. M "Arrive, at 12
For the fa-tost selling boos of the
IT Tho HOUSEHOLD and 1
A household necessity one that every
ftmilv need-. a Library of itself.
Aa'-VE'. are meeting with great sue
eess, for every tamily who '-es the book
wants it. Secure "territory at oiu-e.
Address; Anchor Eullis.Iiiupr ;.,
St. Louis. Mo.: Chicago. 111.; Ashland,
O.; Philadelphia, Pa.: and Atlanta, Ga.
U. 8- Time TuIiJe.
E-iigrant. No. 0, leaves r.t ... (:2.' a. m.
Passengr, " 4, " " H:Wa. m.
Freight, " S, " "... 2:15 p.m.
freight, "10, " '.... 4:30 a. m.
Freight. No. S, leaves st . . . 2:00 p. m.
Passeng'r, " 3, " '.... 4:27p.m.
Freight, " J, " ".... :00p.m.
Emigrant. "7. " ".... 1:30 a. in.
Every day except Saturday the three
lines leading to Chicago connect with
IT l. tr.iins at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day, "as
shown bv the following schedule:
(CAN. W. ) 7th
,SVf)t JC. P..&Q. Hth
J U. R. 1. & P. "21st
(C, R. .v. Q. oth :
Oct -k, R. I. A: V.y lith
IC.Xr X. W. 1 l!th
r.th and 2Gth.
(C, R. 1. & P.) id mid 23d.
Voc -IX.W. J- !Uli and 30th.
(1 R. & Q. J lGth
U ., it. A; O. I tllli
Dee . . . O., R. 1. & P-V 14th
(C. & N. W. J 21st
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
so by stopping at the new home of your
fellow farmer, where you can tind good
accommodations cheap. For hay for
team for one night and day. 2.1 cts. A
room furnished with a cook stove and
bunks, in connection with the stable
free. Thoe wishing can be accommo
dated at the house of the undersigned
at the'following rate: Meals 2"i cents;
beds 10 cents. J. R. SENECA L,
J4" mile cat of Gerrard's Corral.
$' not easily earned in thee
times, but" it can be made
I I in three months by any oue
of either sex. in any part of
the country who is willing to work
steadily at the employment that we
furnish". ?GG per week in your own
town. You need not be away from
home over night. You can give your
whole time to" the work, or only your
spare moments. We hare 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
fo easily and rapidly at any other busi
ness. It costs nothing to try the busi
ness. Terms and $3 Outfit free. Address
at once. II. IIai.vtt &, Co., Portland,
Mam a -t.-y.
Ucan make monev faster at work for
Us than atanvthingelse. Capital not
required; wc will start you. f 12 per
day at home made by the indus
trious." Men. women, bovs and girls
wanted everywhere to work for us. Now
is the time. Costly outfit and terms free
Address True & Co., Augusta, Maino
fffa ft a wcek in your own town. $5
STnn Outfit free. No risk. Header
- vLVVif J"ou -want a business at
which persons of either sex
can make great pay all the time thev
work, write for particulars to II. IIal-
LETTtt Co Portland, Maine.
KKLSON MILLETT. BYRON MILLKTT,
Justice of the Peace and
W. 3IIIAETT Jt SOW,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. B. They will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to them. 248.
-T) TTiQrp business ou can engage
Jj JjjO X ?5 to ?20 per day made
bv an v worker of either sex. right in
their "own localities. Paticulars and
samples worth $o free. Improve your
spare time at this business. AddrcsB
Stinhon & Co., Tortlana, Maine.
FOR SALE OS TJ2ADE !
MARES 1 COLTS,
Horses or Oxen,
SAIIIi: K'OXKES, wild or broke,
at the Corral of
423 GERRARD & ZE1GLER.
JOHN I1URER, the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday except Sun
day at G o'clock, sharp, passing through
Monroe, Genoa, WaU'rville, and to Al
bion The hack will call at either of
the Hotels Tor passengers if orders arc
lea at the post-oflice. Rates reason
able, ?2 to Albion. 222.1y
GOOD CHEAP BRICK !
AT MY RESIDENCE. on Shell Creek,
three miles ea-t of Matthis's bridge,
70,000 good.Iiard-burnt lirick
which will be sold in lots to suit pur-
' 4'ltf' GEORGE IIENGGLER.
Columbus Meat Market!
WESEP. & IINOBEL, Prop's.
KEEP ON HAND all kinds of fresh
meats, and smoked pork aud beef;
also fresh tish. Make sausage a spec
ialty. JSTIJcmcnibcr the place. Elev
enth St., one door wct of D. Ryan's
Manufacturer and Dealer in
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
AM. KINDS OF
Store on Olitc St., near the old Post-office
Columbus Nebraska. 417-ly
C7. S. F-XA3HMXG NL'KGKO.',
OFFICE HOFRS, 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to
4 p.m., aud 7 to it p.m. Olliee on
Nebraska Avenue, three doors ninth of
E. J. Raker's grain olliee. Residence,
corner Wyoming and Walnut itreets,
north Columbus, Nebr. 4Mf
KHctricIc' ITScnt Market.
Washington Arc, nrarly opposite Court House.
OWING TO TU CLOSE TIMES,
meat will be sold at this market
low. low down for cami.
Rest steak, per lb., 10c.
Rib roast, " Sc.
Two cents a pound more than the above
prices will be charged on time, and that
to good responsible parties only. 2G7.
TTEJiKY . CAR12W,
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. Collections made.
Olliee one door cast of Schilz' -hoc store,
corner of olic and 12th Streets. Spricht
Deutch. Parle Fraiicais. 418-tf
MRS. W L. COSSET,
Dress and Shirt Maker,
3 Poor West of StillmanV Drug 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 n call and trv mv work.
COLUMBUS BRIGK TABD
(One mile west of Columbus.)
THOMAS FLYNN & SON, Propr's.
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
jV.l"vays oil. Hand In.
QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS
UNDERTAKER, KEEPS ON HAND
ready-made and Metallic Coffins,
Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane
Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Rlack Wal
VTaihgt Axe. ej;:siie Cczrt E:ac, CcIssVa, Kel
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.
ESTSets a Flrt-Clnss Tabic.
Meals, 25 Cents. Lodgings 25 Cts
Kr. EL I.. SSGGIA'S,
Physician and Surgeon.
at all hours
T J. BYItNE,
" " DEISTTIST,
JSTQTicc: Eleventh St., one door cast
of Jouhnai. building, up-stairs.
81. 25 SSI. 75
RECOMMENDED as far superior to
any other lamp nil in use in the
State. It trives a very bright, clear Unlit
and is perfectly safe. 55-4
13th Street, cpp::!te P::t-c5eo.
M'en's and boys' suits made in the
latest style, and ond lits guaranteed, at
very low prices. Men's suits Jb'.OO to
?!).00. according to the goods and work.
Roys' suits $3.00 to $4.00, according to
22TCLEANING AND REI'AIMXG DOXK.JPJ
Bring on your soiled clothing. A
whole suit renovated and made to ap
pear as good as new for $1.25 424-y
Blactailts and Wap Makr.
-ALL KINDS OK-
Repairing Done on Short Notice.
EcSEiCK, Waj:;:, It:., Mii: t: Order.
ALL "WORK WARRANTED.
They aL-o keep on hand
Furst & Bradley Plows,
SULKY PLOWS, CULTIVATORS, &C.
Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tattcr
sall. COLUMRUS, NER.
J. O. ELLIOTT,
STOVER WIND MILL
$20 OSCILLATING FEED MILL,
And All Kinds of Pnnips
Challenge Wind and Feed Mills,
Combined Shellcr and Grinder,
Jfalt Mills, Horse Powers,
Corn Shelters and
Pumps Repaired on SSiort Notice,
Farmers, come and examine our mill.
You will find one erected on the premises
of the Hammond House, in good running
Grain, Produce, Etc.
NEW STORE, NEW GOODS.
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anywhere in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sts.
North of Foundry. 397
mini i imm institute.
7. S. XnCHILL, M. S.
Gooa GooQs ana Fair Dealing
S. 8. KS2CS2, H. 0., 4 1. C. SEKI5S, It. 0., cf Craia,
Conrulting Physicians a&i Surgeons.
For the treatment of all classes of Sur
gery and deformities; acute and
chronic diseases, diseases of the eye
and ear, etc., etc.,
I felt like a lady that morning. I
was a lady, I thought, after all ;
quite as much so as Mrs. Jones, who
lived iu (lie great cupola house on
the hill. Quite as much of a lady, I
6aid to myself, briskly, as I dusted
up my little shop and arranged
the sheeny ribbons and gay, striped
goods in the window. The wiudow
was hung with pretty lace curtains,
and there was a globe of gold-fish in
it thai sailed about as courteously
and busily as though they were
getting their living as head clerks.
It was a sweet &oft autumn morn
ing, the village street was grassy
and quiet, aud I hummed a tunc as
I glanced cheerily out at little Tod
dles, flitting about in her scarlet
ribbons under the willow outside.
Bless her little rosy face! why
shouldn't I be happy when I have
her to look alter?
I was happy, and I hummed again
that old snatch of a tune, and nod
ded gaily at Toddles, wondering
vaguely to myself what was going
to happen that I felt so uncannily
bright. Nothing simply nothing;
things were done happening me
long since. My way was straight
and narrow, my days quiet and un
eventful. As I sipped my coffee that morn
ing I remembered that I held the
cup up to the light, and felt a cer
tain sense of satisfaction in the
rare bit of china. It is so pleasant
to know that one's own election may
keep one aloof from the ugliness
and squalor of poverty.
It doesn't take much to keep one
person, of course, and I don't count
Toddles for nnything. It needs but
the odd9 and ends of things a bowl
of bread and milk, a cup of coffee,
with now and then a bit of ribbon
to keep tho little one going fa
mously. Yes, I always wanted to be a la
dy. And as I sat in my bright Utile
room I had felt inclined to forgive
Ilichard Gray tho heart-break he
gave me long ago. And, O, God !
it was a heart-break. But if he had
married me perhaps he would have
shut me up in some city house, to
be a lady after his fashion, to stifle
for want of fresh air, to walk softly
under a thousand conventionalities,
and to cease being my own mis
tress. Ah! that I never could en
dure. So it is, perhaps, as well that
Richard left me and went off some
where God knows where.
You see, I like it my little shop.
There's something so delightful iu
seeing the pretty girls of tho vil
lage, with now and then a fine lady
hanging over my dainty wares, and
trying the tints of scarlet and blue
and orange with many a laugh and
many a look in the mirror. I call it
my reception when they pour in of
a holiday afternoon. I love colors;
I love grace and beauty; and per
haps I might have been a bit of an
artist, in my way, if I'd had the op
portunity. Richard used to say so.
But ah! he said many a flattering
thing and many a false in those old
days. And if I ever dreamed of
any higher life than contents me
now well, I have given up dream
ing. For there's Toddles, so round and
sweet and soft and real. She leaves
me little time for building air cas
tles. Y"ou see, I love the child as if she
were my very own. For she came
to me one day about four years ago,
a wee little baby thing, curled up in
a henp on my door step when I
went out to open the shutters,
wherever she came from I nover
know. Toddles never explaind;
she just stretched up her little fat
arms to me and gurgled "Tod-od-doddle,"
and that was her sole in
troduction. It was surmised that the child had
been dropped by some traveling
circus passing through the town,
and I had excellent neighborly ad
vice about putting the treasure in
the foundling hospital. But one
seldom takes good advice, and I
To tell the truth, I grow so at
tached to the child that I would
even have been wicked enough, I
fear, to regret any one's turning up
to claim it. But that's not at all
likely now, after so many years
no, not at all likely ; no more likely
than that Richard and I'shonld ever
meet again iu this world. And that
is among the things that can never
It was on this wise, our partiug.
Richard's mother was old and fee
ble and miserly. She'd spent a
good deal ofmoucyon him sent
him to college, and expected, folks
said, "to make something of him."
She always expected to get her
mouey's worth out of her transac
tions. Eichard held her in a sort of
awe, somehow, though she was a
little wizened old womau that he
could have lifted with his left hand.
But I liked him for respecting his
One day wc two were sitting at
twilight talking of the future
dreamily, as was our wont.
"My little one?' said Richard,
putting his arm about me, "it
half seems too bright to ever be."
"Ever be !" I echoed. "Oh, Rich
ard, if you talk that way it will
Richard emilcd, but his face grew
over-cast. I felt that a storm was
"Well," I queried, seeing that he
sat brooding aud silent.
"Darling," ho said, soothingly, I
knew it would come hardly to you ;
but how can I go against my
mother? Her poor old heart is
bound up in me, Jcanctte, and she
will never hear to to anything that
"That seems to lower you," I ad
ded, in a steely voice that seemed
to cut its way out of my heart like
a keen and cold knife.
"Oh, I am a coward a poltroon !"
cried Richard," wringing his hands.
"I was born to bring trouble on
those I love. Who, who shall I
leave to suffer now, Jcanette?"'
"The one who will say least about
it," I answered, hardily. My heart
was throbbing heavily, like a clock
that ticks the hour of execution, but
I made no outcry, and we parted iu
that final parting silently. And I
have lived silently ever since.
One year after that I heard that
Richard's mother was dead, and
then that Richard had married ;who,
I knew not who, I cared noL He
had married another woman while
my last words were ringing iu his
ears right there, before the faco of
the living Heaven, married another
woman, and swore to love and cher
ish her as he had often vowed to
love and cherish mc!
But I did not seem to feel this
blow as I had felt the parting. I
just flung him out of my heart there
and then, and my love and my 6i
leuco vanished. I looked into the
face o( my misery with a smile, and
I look this little shop in the village,
and worked early and late, and
made it thrive. Then, two years la
ter, came my little Toddles to me,
sitting like a lily on my door-step,
as if some angel of peace had drop
ped her there. I have named her
Theresa, but Toddles has always
been her own pet name for herself,
and I like it because it is hers.
The child has brought me peace.
Aud I feel no vengeance against
any one now. Nor do I rejoice that
Richard's wife is said to have turn
ed out ill, and spent the wealth she
had brought him.
But I had forgot the shop in all
this reverie and reminiscence.
There was a sharp twang of the
little bell aud I heard a heavy step
in the door-way. I set down my
coffee-cup hastily, and hurried in to
confront a great muscular fellow
with a big beard and a slouched hat,
whose presence seemed fairly to
wipe out tho little shop.
This was rather a different type
from my usual customers, and I was
a little shy of him. He hesitated
and seemed bewildered when I
spoke to him men never do get
used to shopping and it was some
time before I quite made out what
he wanted. It was some sort of
woolen goods a 6carf or kerchief,!
think. These were not very salable
stock just now, and I had put the
box containing them out of 6ight
somewhere. While I rummaged
about, the stranger stood in the
door-way watching mc in a way
that I did not like; perhaps he
wanted to steal somcthiug. lie
looked ragged and shabby enough.
"Oh, here they arc at last," said I,
eagerly handing down tho package
from a hijjh and du6ty shelf.
The man did not seem to hear mo.
lie was looking at Toddles, darting
jibout like a butterfly outside.
"Whose child is that?" said he,
It was an impudent question, aud
I felt my blood rush up hotly for a
moment. But I reflected that this
man looked way-worn and weary ;
perhaps he had come a long jour
ney, and left a little child like this
"It is my child," I said pleasantly-
"Yours?" he replied.
"Or at least," said I, "if not
mine, it was left with me to be
"Left with you," echoed the
"Ay, so I have heard. Left with
you by the wretched man, the out
cast, the degraded, who knew none
else on whom to thrust his burden
when his tinseled wife fell from the
tight-rope, aud died there, groveling
in the saw-dust knew none other
of whom to seek charity than the
woman who had loved him."
I listened as one stupefied with
opium. What did this man know
or guess concerning mc and mine?
What object had he in view in ling
ering about the shop? But 1 said,
coolly, "That is a story that needs to
The stranger stopped and looked
keenly at me. "Verily," said he,
with a low, sardonic laugh, "ho has
repeated his reward, it seems; he is
both dead and forgotten."
I began to feel afraid of this man,
who seemed bent upon alarming or
I pointed sternly to the door.
"Sir," said I, "if you arc satisfied
with the goods I beg you will take
them away. I have other things to
For a moment after the great
bulking figure disappeared through
tho door-way of my little shop I
covered my face with my hauds.and
all the past of my life rushed entire
ly over mc. I had not outlived it
yet, after all.
Suddenly I rcmemoered Toddles,
aud hastened to the door to look
after her. My customer had disap
peared; the huge willow trunk hid
tho road from view, but I felt re
lieved, for there was my little oue
swinging back and forth with the
long pendants of the willow. Only
one instant I saw her in the sun
light one instant. There came a
rushing, tearing, trampling, a ter
rible sound in the air, and a great
bull, tossing his horns furiously,and
eyes glaring madly before him,
came snorting and bellowing up the
street. The great willow was in his
course, and O God! my lilllo Tod
dles! Then I know not whether I faint
ed or screamed for help. I saw a
tall figure leap out from somewhere
iu the very pathway of the mad ani
mal, and the next moment Toddles,
half laughing, half crying, was nest
ling in my arms.
The man whom I had sent from
my door a faw minutes since stood
looking on us yearningly the man
who had snatched my darling from
its terrible peril.
"Both dead and forgotten," he
said. "Oh, Jeanette! Jcahcttc! do
you not know me?"
Tho rainbow ribbons in the little
shop window spun dizzily around,
and all things grew dim before my
eyes. For I knew that Richard
Gray was come back to me. Poor
and degraded and deserted, per
haps, he had come back to me.
He lifted his hat, and, stooping,
kissed the little one who did not re
"I brought you my motherless
little one years agone. A beggar
and a sinner that I was, I dared to
pray your charity to my child, whom
its mother, flying from her home,
would have left to perish among the
gewgaws and clowns iu whose com
pany 6he died. Yea, verily, my
punishment has been bitter. And
I shall leave you now, Jeanette, you
and my child, and depart forever,
hateful in your eyes for all time to
come hateful when not forgotten.
But something filled my heart
just then, like the rush of a mighty
river. I looked back at my former
life, my bright little shop, the years
of silence and of sorrow. I felt
Toddles' warm heart beating against
miue. He had saved her. And I
looked at Richard Gray and put my
hand into his.
Since then I have tried what it is
to be a lady in the West a lady iu
a log cabin, without china, or car
pet, or neck ribbons, and Richard
says I Lave succeeded.
Wife mid Children.
One man described to mc his
night of peril twelve hours in the
water clinging to the ma3t, after a
day of great labor, beat about by
winds and wayes. One of their
number was washed away. "We
threw him a rope and would have
lashed him to the mast, but he was
too weak to hold on." "How did
you feel when you saw him going
down?" some one asked. "Oh, I
did not mind much, for I thought
wo must all go soon ; I did not be
lieve we could hold out long, for
every time the waves rolled up wc
had to duck our heads under water
so as uot to be swept off." He
stopped talking for a minute as if it
were more than he cared to talk
about, and then he said : "But that
man was the only single man
amongst us. lie had no wife and no
children, and that, I believe, is the
reason he could not hold out. I
think it was my wife aud home that
kept me alive that uight. If I had
uot remembered them 1 should have
let go many times."
Although women are allowed to
practice law in all the courts of
Ohio, uot one is permitted to act as
The Arkansas wild grape vino i3
being shipped to France to be used
"WHARS DE KERRlDGE?"
Mr. Berry's Oversight in Trying to
Take a Young Lady to a Ball.
He was a new bootblack, but al
ready seemed quite at home at the
old stand so long a familiar object
on the line of our daily peregrina
tions. "Sartin, boss, shine 'cm up in less'n
no lime," said he, and wc mounted
to tho hurricane deck of his place of
"Wall, yes, boss, not bin here long,
but I'se gcttin' insight inter do ways
mighty fast. De ways here, sah, is
different to what dey is down iu ole
Massissip. Bin in Massissipp, sah?
Fine old state, sah!"
"The colored people here appear
to bo quite as happy as in any part
of the world," wc ventured to re
mark. 'No, sah ; beg leave to diffah ;
you's not on de inside, sah ; liar's too
much elewation ; tint's what's de
matter. Givo you aud instance:
Las' week, you know, sah, de cullud
folks had a ball ; quite a high-toned
affair, sah. Well, I engaged a young
lady for de party, sah ; one dat I at
dat time looked on as the pride ob
do country, sah. I am not indiffer
ent to dress, and I put on clothes,
sah clothes dat don't cbcry day sec
do light ob de sun and went to de
residence ob de gal.
"I 'rived at de 'pintcd time. Dc
gal was iu de bos' room an' in her
bes' clothes, wailin' my 'rival ou dc
scene. Dc ole man was dar an' dc
ole woman also liggcred in dc
tableaux, wid a few juvenile super
numerary members ob dc family.
"Miss Augusta smiled on mc in
dat meltin' way obde eyes datallers
guv me a movement ob dc heart. I
was inteijuced to dc more influen
tial members ob de household, an'
de discourse was agreeable. Pre
sently I suggested dat it would be
well to be movin' for de party, an'
Miss Augusta rose iu all de pomp
and circumstance of her high-priced
"We arrived on de stoop of do
door, an', offering my arm, I sup
posed we should progress. No, sah,
not a bit of it. Dat gal rccecded.
She rose eric' to an astonishin'
height, an' as she transfixed mc wid
her gaze, she uttered dese memorable
words : ' Whar's de transpotatiou ?' "
'"De what?' says I, fcelin' that
suflin was agoin' wrong."
"De trans-pot-atioul Whar's dc
"'Whar's de transposition?' says
" 'Dc wehicle whar's dc wchiclc ?'
'"I don't know uufJiu"about no
wehicle,' says I.
"'Whar's the kcrridge?' says she.
" 'De kcrridge ?' says I. 'I haven't
seen no kcrridge I'
'"Mistah Berry, docs you pretend
to tell mc dat you come to take me
to dc ball widout a kcrridge?'
and she became of a still greater
" 'Why of course,' says I, 'I thought
wc could walk. Down in ole Mis
sissip, dc gals think nuflliu of goiu'
miles an' illKcs '
"'So you expects mc to hoof it,
Mistah Berry? You tell me 'bout
de gals in Mississip, Mistah Berry;
do de gal3 in Mississip know any
thing 'bout proper attire, Mr. Berry ?'
An' she guv a sort of kick an' sling
of her body and trailed out about
four yards of train.
" De ole man an' de ole woman an'
all do rest now put in dar 'pcar
ancc, an' says dc'ole man, ' what's all
dis confusion of tongues?'
"Mistah Berry doesn't consider
dc honah sufficient to warrant him
in de outlay necessary for de furn
ishing of propah transportation,
said Miss Augusta.
" 'Sah 1 " said dc ole man ; 'Sah ! '
said de ole womau ; ' Sah ! ' eaid all
dc little members.
" I said nuffin.
" Does de niggah 'spect he's
gwine to lead our darter oil' on de
hoof like she was a cow, said dc ole
'"Who you call niggah, ole wo
man ? ' says I. 'Why I'sc drove bet
ter looking heifers nor yours to dc
plow in ole Mississip!'
"De gal shrciktl'
" ' Dar you talk to mc an my dar
ter iu dat bituminous manner?' said
de ole man, an' he guv me a lift wid
his ole stogas dat raised mc ofTn dc
stoop an' follcrcd it up wid numer
ous of de same dat was much assis
tance tome in gittiu' out de gate.
"Dar's too much elewation, eah,
crcepiu' into cullud society. I turus
my back to it, eah ! "
Canadian woolen manufacturers
are urging upon the finance minister
an increase of ad valorem duty, with
the addition of a certain specific
It is hard to respect old age when
wo get stuck on a venerable pair of
Ien and IMow.
A very conspicuous fact not new
but only more so, strikes the regular
visitor more than ever hitherto;
thai city is tho point of departure
from thecals, of crowds of immi
grants for central Nebraska. This
is matter of convenience and
economy. For all points in Stanton,
Madison, Antelope and Boone,
Columbus is the point of exit from
tho U. P. car. And this for differ
ent rcasous. Ono is, that well im
proved and much traveled wagon
roads lead oil in all directions, and
mail, express aud 6tagc facilities aro
abundant. Another reason is, that
Columbus is tho great land mart of
Central Nebraska. There tho U. P.
have two prominent sub-agencios
and there are tho headquarters of
the B. & M. for their Columbus dis
trict, embracing a million acres in
Northern Nebraska. And again,
such things as new settlers most
want teams, harnesp, wagons,
tools, lumber, furnituro and pro
visions aro in Columbus iu quantity,
quality, variety aud cheapness most
Another topic in which we feel o
lively interest is the trial to which
that city is to be subject in tho
matter of internal improvements.
Clear as the natural pointings aro to
that spot a3 the commercial ccntro
of Central Nebraska, it has been
flanked and it is threatened soon to
be flanked still more by tho pro
jects of transporters. The TJ. P.
branch through Butler and Polk
counties attracts the trade ou tho
south; the Adam Smith turupiko
from Albion to Silver Creek does
the same on the west. And now
comes the proposed extension of
the Elk horn Valley railroad to tho
middle of Madison county, incnan
cing the samo diversion of
trade on the north. Tho rapid
increase in population and im
provement of a small homo
circle and the steadfast adhcrcuco
of the lung northwest ellipse, uot
only maintains without diminution
but actually increases the business
of Columbus in the faco of all this.
But how bliall that city in the long;
future realize her youthful dreams
of preeminence as thcgravital ccntro
in a circle of one hundred miles cir
cumference aud (lc.crvo to be tbo
centre of gravity of tho whole stato
in all respects of people, riches and
political power? Tho answer is
plain as a matter of theory aud wo
think it also practicable as a matter
of tact. Let Columbus seize tho
golden opportunity of a direct ont
let to St. Louis and the gulf, over
the Atchison railway. If Platto
county would have hor chief town
loom up into overshadowing power,
let her give to this project, if neces
sary, as much as Seward, Butler and
Platte together ought to give, and
the work will havobceu done. Tho
incoming from the Spherical Anglo
at Covington of a standard road will
follow that, and the utilization of
the immense hydraulic forces of tho
Loup will follow that, and then shall
the end come when on the two
wings of justice and expediency,
the Capital and Slate Unversity
will leave their crumbling old rook
cries and alight and remain, ad ejus
scculi Jinem, where the fore-finger
of nature pointed from the begin-
The Women ;Unsl Go'ext.
This matter of the heathen Chlueo
and his intrusion on our fair land
scape i3 more important than it at
first seemed to be. Our great men
iu congress are wiser than wo givo
them credit for. They are utterly
unable or unwilling to tako any
measures to keep the yellow fever
away, but ready to go any lengths
to expel the Celestials, which shows
that in their logical mind 3 the yel
low fever is comparatively harmless
The policy which they have inau
gurated to kill off all cheap labor 13
one of those things which becomes
more beautiful the more you see of
it. Now, a man can't possibly mako
bhirts at eight cents each, aud tho
whole feminine gender is thus In
terfering with masculine prosperity.
Justso soon as thealmond eyes of tho
Chinese arc shut up measures must
be taken to get rid of all the work
ing women of the world. They
have no native land to which they
can be sent, but that they can all bo
drowned by legislative enactment
there is comfort in knoving. After
that wc can tako in hand other
classes of tho community, and, if tho
principle 13 carried far enough, we
cau co-operate with the law of nat
ural selection, and leave the uni
verse in the hands of a few who can,
charge their own prices and grow
rich. It may be a little hard on
some of us who are willing to work
for what we can get, but even in
starving to death we shall have tho
sublime consciousness that some
body will get a larger price for
doing our work, and will be glad
that we are out of the way. Sunday
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