The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, May 07, 1879, Image 1
Rates of Advertising. THE JOURNAL. jyj'ace. lio Sic lwio 3 wCml IS ISSUKD KVEIIV WEDNESDAY, lcoPmn t-'.Ql $ I $s I $30 I GOJ$i X " I -W 22 I J'' ' -0 ' K I U.MH !,IJ-I wl 4 inches 5.iV 7.ao ll" 1 1 1, "l 1 15 L M. K. TURNER & CO., Proprietors and Publishers. a 4.r9 j C.T.' j 10 12 I 1 "I IJU)12.-J" 4 1 ri lUiilnesi and professional cards tc lines or less space, per annum, ten do lars. I.cral advertisements at statu1 rates. "Kditorial local notices" llftee cents a line each insertion. "Loci notices " Ave cents a line each Insc tlon. Advertisnicnts classified a.iuSp cl.nl notices" live cents a line first insc tion, three cents a line each subsequet insertion. in lbP llllilp li 3T Office In the JOUBKAL building, Eleventh-st., Columbus, Neb. Teiuis Per year, ?2. Six months, ?1. Three mouths, 50c. Single copies, 5c. i . , ' - VOL. X--NO. 1. COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1879. WHOLE NO. 469. f if CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION. A. &. Paddock, U. S. Senator, Beatrice. AlvixSausdeus, U.S. Senator, Omaha. T. J. 3IAJOHL, Hep.. Peru. E. K. Valentine, Rep., West Point. STATE DIRECTORY: Amsixus Kaxck, Governor, Lincoln. S.J. Alexander, Sucretary of State. F. W. Liedtke, Auditor, Lincoln. G. M. Bartlctt, Treasurer, Lincoln. C. .T. Dilworth, Attorney-General. 5. K. Thompson, Supt. Public Insrtic. II. C. Dawson, Warden of Penitentiary. cllTGd?'' 1 I"Pcctor.. Ir. J. O. Davis, Prison Physician. II. P. Mathcwson, Supt. I nsane Asylum. JUDICIARY: S. Maxwell, Chief Justice, George P.. l.akcJ A0clatc Judges. Amasa Cobb. J VOUItTII JCDICUL DISTUICT. ' G. AY. Poi-t, J nil ce, York. 31. It. Rectc, District Attorney, VTahoo. LAND OFFICERS: M. B. IToxIc, Kcglstcr, Grand Island. Win. Ativan, Itccciver, Grand Island. COUNTY DIRECTORY: J. G. Iliggins County Judge. John Stufler. County Clerk. V. Kummer. Treasurer. I5e 11 j. Spii'lman, Sin-riff. It. I.. Uoskeitcr, Surveyor. Win. Blovdorii ) John Walker, V CountyCoinmissinuers. John Wir. ) Dr. A. Ilvints, Coroner. S. I., llarrctt, Supt. of Schools. S. S. McAllister,) jIlrti,.,.vorthcPence IlrrtHi Jlillctt, f .lurtiu solinci cacc. Charles Wake, Constable. CITY DIRECTORY: C A. Speiee, Mavor. Jhn s-cliram. Clerk. Jubn J. Riekly, Marchnl. J. W. Earlv, Treasurer. S. S. McAllitttM-. Police Judge. J. G. Itoutsou, Euirlnccr. COtTNCilLMKN: 1st H'flrd J. E. North, E. Pohl. 2.1 IPirtf K. C. Kavanaugh. C. E. Morse. Sd Ward-K. J. Baker. Win. Burgess. ;oIumtUK JPohI Office. Open on Sundays from 11 A.M. to 12 M. snd from 4:31) to (5 i ji. Business hours except Sunday ( a. m. to 3 1. M. atoru ni.iils cloc at 11:2) A. M. Wi'tcrn malls close at 4:2i.m. Mail leave Columbus for Madison and Norfolk, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, T A. M. Arrives Moudays, Werinrdayt. and Fridays, 3 i. m. For Monroe," (tenon. Waterville and AI biun, duily except Sunday C A. M. Ar rive, same, f r.M. For Summit, riyt.ses mid Crete. Mon d.i and Thursdays, 7 A. m. Arrives WedncsdaTS. and Saturdays, 7 i M. For itrllevllfe. Osceola and York, Tues davs.Thurdaysand Saturdays, 1 p.m. Arrives .t 12 i. For WeK. Farral and Battle Creek, Mondavi, and V.rvdnesdays,fi a. M. Ar riven Tuesdavs anil Fridy at (5 r. M. For Shell Creek, Nebo, Crcston and Stanton, on Mondays at 7 A. M. Ar rives TucsiUvs (5 r. M. For David CitV, Tuesdays, Thursdivs suit Saturdays, 1 r. M. Arrives, at 12 M. WANTED AG-ENTS For the fastest selling book of the ns;e: I7 The HOUSEHOLD and I JARMERS CYCLOPEDIA A household necessity one that every famiU needs a Library of it.sclf. A5l5VI are meeting w ith great mic eess. fur evcrv lamily who wees the book wants it. Secure "territory at once. ddrcss; Anchor I'tiblNIiinsrCo., St. Louis, Mo.; Chicago, 111.; Ashjand, O.: Philadelphia, Fa.; and Atlanta, Ga. 2apr 4m II. P. Time T;ilIe. Easticartl Bnuud. KwiiKraiit, No. 0, leaves at ... G:25a. 111. Paseiig'r, " -J, " ".... ll-.OCa.in. Freight, " . " "- 2:15 p.m. rrr&ht, "W. " " :30a.m. llfcjf ward Bound. Frei-ht, No. 5, leaves at. . . . 2:00 p. in. Paseiig'r, " 3, " "-.-. 4:27p.m. Freight, " 0, 4 "- :H)p.m. Kinicrsnt. 7. " "...- 1:30a.m. Everv dav except Saturday the three Hicb leading to Chicago connect with IT P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays there will be but one train a day, as nimtrn liv the following schedule: (C. & N. W. ) 7th Sept ... 4c,B.&Q. V 14th ' (C, R. I. X- P. 21st in ana'tn. (C, It. .V IJ. 1 Mil Oct -K, R. I. ii J'.V 12th r..t.. W. l!)th 5th and 2Gth. f C, It. I. & P.) 2d and 23d. Xov . . . N. W. y i)th and 30th. (C, B. .t Q. ) 10th (C, 15. y. 1 7th sec "c, n. 1. ,t v.y nth (C. & N. W. J 21st 7th and 23th. farmers: BE OF GOOD cnEER. Let not the low prices of your products dis courage you. but rather limit your ex panse? to your ret-ourccs. You can do so by stopping at the new home of your fcllo'w farmer, where you can lind good accommodations cheap. For hay for team for one night and day, 25 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 rates: Meals 25 cents; beds 10 cents. J. B. SENECAL, Ji mile cast of Gcrrard's Corral. $3t Wis not easily earned in the.e times, but" it can be made I I in three months by any one of either sex. in any partof the country who is willing to work steadily at the employment that we furnbti. fGC 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. Wc have agents who arc making over ?20 per day. All who engage at once can make money fast. At the present time money cannot be made so easily and rapidly at any other busi ness. It costs nothing to try the busi ness. Termsand$5 Outfit free. Address at once, II. Hi.ltt fc Co., Portland, Ma inn 375-y. Ucan make monev faster at work for us than atanyth'mselse. Capital not required; wc will start you. $12 per dav at home made by the indus trious." Men. women, boys and girls wanted everv where to work for us. Now is the time. Costlv outfit and terms free Address True & Co., Aujusta, Maine $1 f a week in vour own town. $." V r Outfit free. No risk. Reader VVif you want a business at which persons of either sex can make great pay all the time they work, write for particulars te H. Hal vett& Co Portland, Maine. BUSINESS CARDS NKLSOX MILLKTT. BYROX MILLKTT, Justice of the Peace aud Notary Public. w. ntniJLEnrr Ac so:, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus, Nebraska. N. B. They will give close attention to all business entrusted to them. 248. "DTPCT1"1110 -vou can cnfe'aK t 9 Iuk JL in. & to $20 per day matin by any worker of either sex. right in their own localities. Paticiilars nnd samples worth ?5 free. Improve your spare time at this business. Address Stinson &. Co., Portland, Maine. FOR SALE OR TRADE ! MARES 1 COLTS, Teams of Horses or Oxen, SAUULI? Eo:IE.N wild or broke, at the Corral of 429 GERHARD & ZE1GLER. STAG 13 BtOIJTE. JOHN IIUBER, the mail-carrier be tween Columbus and Albion, will leave Columbus everyday except Sun day at 0 .'clock, sharp, passing through Monroe, Genoa, Waterville, and to Al bion The hack will call at either of the Hotels for passengers if orders arc left at the post-oflicc. 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, I have 70,000 fjoocl. liaril-tiurut lricl tor strlo, which will be sold in lots to suit pur chasers. 44S-tf GEORGE IIENGGLER. Columbus Meat Market! WEBER & KNOBEL, Prop's. KEEP ON HAND all kinds of fresh meats, and smoked pork and beef; aUo fresh fish. Make sausage a spec ialty. 537"Remenibcr the place. Elev enth St., one door wet of D. Ryan's hotel. 417-tf JF. SCHECK, Manufacturer and Dealer in CIGAES AND TOBACCO. ALL KINDS OF SMOKING ARTICLES. More oti Olive St.. near the old Post-ojficc Columbus Nebraska. -117-ly DOCTOR B0KESTEEL, jc. s. EXAaifixarvG so; it ::', COLUMllL'S, NEUKASKA. OFFICE IIOl'RS, 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to 4 p. in., and 7 to .1 p. m. Olliee n Nebraska Avenue, three doors north of E. J. Baker's grain olliee. Residence, corner Wvomins and Walnut trects, north Columbus, Ncbr. 433-tf Zlctriclc' IHcnt Mnrkct. Washington Atc, nearly opposite Court House. OWING TO THE -CLOSE TIMES, meat will be sold at this market low. low down for cah. Best steak, per lb., 10c. Rib roast, 4C - S- Boil. " 6c. Two cents n pound more than the above prices will be charged on time, and thnt to good responsible parties only. 207. TTWiRY G. CASEI2W, Attorney and Connselor at Law, coLUitni's, nkbraska. Formerly a member of the English bar: will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to him in this aud adjoinia counties. Collections made. Ouice one door cast of Schilz' hoe store, comer of olive and 12th Structs. Spricht Deutch. Parle Francais. 418-tf MRS. W. L. COSSET, Dress and Shirt Maker, 3 Doo n Wfst orStillman'K Drag Store. Dresses and shirts cut and made to order aud satisfaction guaranteed. Will also do plain or fancysewing of any de scription. EB PRICES YERY REASONABLE. Give mc a call and trv mv work. 42.1-lv COLUMBUS BSIGK YAi (One mile west of Columbus.) THOMAS FLYNN & SON, Propr's. GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK Always on Hand in. QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS 371-tf HEHEY QASS, UNDERTAKER, KEEPS ON HAND ready-made and Metallic Coffins, Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal nut Lumber. Tisiissta Ato. cjpcrlto Cwrt Uzzu, C:hVu, Hcfc NEBRASKA HOUSE, S. J. MARMOT, Prop'r. Nebraska Ave., South of Depot, COLIJ1UUS, :ek. A new house, newly furnished. Good accommodations. Board by day or week at reasonable rates. tSTSctx xi First-Class TulIc. Meals,. ...25 Cents. Lodgings... :25 Cts 3S-2tf ff5tt&&&?' Dr. E. 1. SIGGI.S, Ph.ysician and Surgeon. S301ficc open at all hours Bank Building. T J. BYRNE, " ' DEISTTIST, COLUMBUS, NEB. tSTOiice: Eleventh St., one door cast of Jouknai. building, up-stairs. CALIPOENIA WINES! E:i ssd TMte, S1.25g1.75 A GALLON -AT- SA3IL. GASS'S, Klrrrnth Street. EL .AJOSTE OIL "Wm. BECKER'S. RECOMMENDED as far superior to i any other lamp oil in use in the State. It gives a very bright, clear light and is perfectly safe. fw-4 Merchant Tailoress, 13th Strict, c;p::ite P::t-crc. M'cn's and boys' suits made In the latest style, and good tits guaranteed, ut very low prices. Men's suits ?0.C0 to $!.O0, according to the goodj and work. Roys' suits $3.00 to $1.00, according to size. EdTCLKANINO AM ItKPAl KING DONK.Jgl Bring on your soiled clothing. A whole suit renovated and made to ap. pear as good as new for $1.2.1 424-y LUERS & SCHBEIBElt Blacbmills and Wagon Maksrr. AM. KINDS OK Rqi.Tiriiig Done on Short Notice. Bccsl:, Vactu, Zt:., Vile It Crier. ALL WORK WARRANTED. They also keep on hand Furst & Bradley Plows, SULKY PLOWS, CULTIVATORS, &C. Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tatter sal!. COLUMBUS, NEB. J. G. ELLIOTT, ACKNT KOK THK STOVER WIND MILL $20 OSCILLATING FEED MILL, And All Kinds of Puaips AND PUMP MATERIALS! AI.SO Challenge Wind and Feed Mills, Combined Shell er and Grinder, Malt Jlilk, Horse Powers, Corn Shelters and Funning Mills. Pumps Repaired on Short Notice, Farmers, come and examine our mill. You will lind one erected on the premises of the Hammond iIouc, in good running order. WM. BECKER, )DKALKR. IN( GROCEMES, 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 miM I HAL INSTITUTE. I. S. KITCESLL, H. . 5. ?. UA2T71T, 1. D Ply siciais ii Snrgeons. C S. StlECK. . D.t 4 J. C. USJflSZ, . ., ef Caii, Mtiog Physicians ani Surgeoss. For the treatment of all classes of Sur gery and 'deformities; acute and chronic diseases, diseases of the eye and ear, etc., etc., Columbus, Neb. (MMsilEairMi THE RICH HUSBAND. "Wonders will never cease," said Mrs. Noakes, as she opened a letter she had found beside her plate at breakfast. Here is Cousin Corner coming home after all these years, aud such a letter; just listen, my dear: "Dkau Cousin: I suppose you have all made up your minds that I am dead; but I'm alive, as you see, and coming home. I'm tired of mere money-grubbing; and those who have made fortunes know that they need something else in this world. 1 mean to end my days among my relatives, and, between you aud mc, 1 shall put them to the test. 1 want to lind out who arc really my friends, and who court mc for other rca son; and what I ask you to do Is to make them all think me a very poor man, quite out of poekct. IJIcss me, I'm laughing out loud as I write! You should hear mc. To make them think that 1 am poor, and that it would be a charity to ask mc to pay them visits,and to invite mc now and then to dinner, anu an man incre l go again, laujxli ing until the room rings! Aud in this way I can discover my true friends. I shall come to your house first, dressed In character. I know it is an old joke, quite a thing outofthcplaysaud novels, but I trust it will scucccd. Yours very allcctionatcly, Ojiadiaii Coknkk. P. S. Expect me Thursday. O. C." 'If that isn't the most amusing thing," said Mrs. Goalees coming home 60 rich that he is suspicious of his relatives, and afraid of being courted for money. Aud a bachelor, too! Dear, dear! Poor Obadiah Corner, who used to be the black sheep of the family, and whom wc believed would never come to any good ! How everything docs change about in this world! Life is a checker-board, to be sure! Wilinni, w hat a splendid thing it would be for Arabella Muffit." "What would be a splendid thinir for Arabella ;a checker-board ?" ask ed Mr. Xoakes. "Oli, Mr. Noakcs!" cried his wife; "don't pretend to be stupid, because you're not, my dear, and you don't do yourself justice. I mean Cousin Obadiah." "Cousin Obadiah would be a good thing for Arabella. Oil yes yes y-c-c-s!" said Mr. Xoalccs, "you mean a good match tor her. But Arabella MufBt, though a most ex cellent person, is no longer young, and she's never been handsome, my dear." "That's so ridiculous !" said Mrs. Noakcs. "Arabella is much younger titan Obadiah, aud by no means so plain as lie is. But that is the way with men. The older and uglier they get, the younger and prettier they think their wives must be. Boys of twenty sometimes fall in love with women of 30, but men of GO never think of any age beyond 1G when they fall in love." "Very true, indeed," said Mr. Noakcs. "And very ridiculous," said Mrs. Xoakes. "At all events, I've an af fection for Arabella, and I'll do all I can to further her interest. And don't forget that wc must keep Oba dinh's secret from the rest of the relatives. I thall give Arabella a hint of the true state of the case, but not another soul shall know a word beyond what Obadiah has told mo to tell them." "Well, women must be match makers, I suppose," said Mr. Xoakes, as he swallowed his last cup of coffee and glanced at the clock; "but don't calculate too much on success in this affair, my dear." Then he took his hat and coat and departed for those regions collo quially known aa "town," where men of busiuess hide themselves the best part of the day, and shortly af ter Mrs. Noakcs, having arrayed herself for the promenade, went out also, her purpose being a confiden tial interview with Arabella of whom she had spokeu to her hus band. Arabella Muffit, better known among her .friends as little Miss Muffit, was a very small, black-eyed lady of 45 years, who lived in a liny house principally furnished with specimens of all the fancy work that had been fashionable for the last 25 years. She had no near relatives and could remember none but the grand father who left her the small prop erty on which she lived, but she had connections who took tea with her, occasionally, aud with whom she dined at times; for the rest, church going, needle-work and books occu pied her time. She opened the door for Mrs. Noake3 herself, and, having kissed her on both cheeks, escorted her to the bedroom above, where she was busy with a chair-cover. "Now we can have a nice chat," said she; "and you'll stay to luuch, won't you Martha?" Martha promised to stay, and, having taken off her cloak and hat, dropped into a chair and produced Obadiah's letter. "There," she said, "read that Ara bella." Arabella read it, changing color as she did so. "Dear mc," she said, "how roman tic he must be. lie never used to be romantic. I suppose he's changed very much in these livc-and-twenty years. He must be 57 now. And to think of his having made a for tune and wanting to prove his friends sincere. Martha, do you think you ought to betray him?" "No, I do not," said Martha, "and I shall tell no one but you. I had a motive in telling you, and, as he says in a postscript he'll be here on Thursday, I want you to dine with us on Thursday and meet him." Poor Arabella looked in the glass sadly. "He'll find me dreadfully chang ed," said she ; "but I'll come, Mar tha." "Bless you, we all change! Wc can't help that," said Mrs. Noakes. "I never worry about it ;" and she fell to talking about Obadiah and what he used to do and what he had been doing, and found the subjcct:so in teresting that they kept it up over the cold chicken, sponge cake, otc, that composed their lunch. When Thursday evening arrived it found little Miss Muffit in Mrs. Noakes' parlor, sitting opposite a burly-looking man, whose nose was rather red and whose eyes were not honest, candid eyes by any means, lie was dressed very shabbily, to say the very least, and had whisper ed to Mrs. Noakes in the hall, "Take notice of this coat ; it carries out the character, doesn't it? I look like a seedy old fellow who has had ill-luck, don't I?" And he nudged Mr. Noakes with one elbow and Mrs. Noakcs with the other, while they mentally agreed that lie certain ly did look the character most thor oughly. On the whole, it was rather a pleasant evening, and Arabella and Obadiah got on finely, lie prom ised to take tea at her house in a few days and saw her home at 10 o'clock. The rest of the connections, not having read Obadiah's letter, were not delighted at his return. They saw him shabbier than ever, and they were very careful to keep him at a distance. Mrs. Noakcs often smiled to her self to think what a difference that letter would have made in their con duct had they known of it ; but. she wisely held her tongue and left a fair field to Arabella. In a little while, to her joy, and the great sur prise of Mr. Noakcs, Obadiah Cor ner actually proposed to little Miss Muffit and was accepted by her. "Such a splendid thing!" said Mrs. Noakes. "Such a wonderful thing for Arabella, and it shall come out now." Thereupon Mrs. Noakes went calling among the relative?, showing Obadiah's letter everywhere, and creating great excitement. "And what can he sec in little Miss Muffit?" said one mother of many daughters. "And, though I say it who, perhaps, should not there's my Marguerite such a beauty." But Marguerite was very rude to Cousin Obadiah," said Mrs. Noakes. "The idea of an old man like that marrying with relatives he could leave everything to !" "But men don't leave everything to relatives who insult them," said Mrs. Noakes .Besides, Obadiah is not very old not old at all. It's just splendid for Arabella; and she was tho only one who was civil to him, you know." Then she went away, leaving the connections generally envious of Miss Muffit, and angry with her al so as one who had been wiser in her generation than they. And Miss Muffit was so happy that she began to grow plump, was making up a pearl-colored silk dress, and had sent some pearls that had been left her by her grandfather to the jeweler's to be reset, and sat one evening building some middle-aged castles in the air, with her feet on the fender of the grate,when the bell rang and her elderly lover was shown in. There was no light in the room but that of the fire; and, as she would have lit the drop-lamp he stopped her. "I want to talk a little," he said, "aud I like talking iu a half-light. Arabella, I've a question to ask, and I want you to answer mc truly. I want you to promise solemnly that you will tell me the truth." "I will," said little Miss Muffit, faintly. "Whatever the question is, I'll tell the truth, Obadiah." "Well, then' said Obadiah, "did you see the letter I wrote to Cousin Noakes. The blood rushed to Mis3 Muffit's face in the darkness. "I I . Yes, I saw it," she said. "I know, no one else did," Gaid Obadiah. "But you she showed it to you? Wel!; I intended she should. I wrote it to be seen. I never thought Cousin Noakcs could keep a secret. Arabella, I'm a poor man and a rascal ! I have met with uothing but failure. You are rich in comparison. You've a home and $1,200 a year. My letter was only a trap. I wanted every one to sec it, and hoped to settle down com fortably among my friends with the reputation of being a rich bachelor, with a fortune to leave behind him. You only saw tho letter. You only were civil, and I offered myself to you, meaning to impose on you un til we were safely married. I cared very little for you then, Arabella! I wanted a home, that wa3 all." "Oh!" cried little Miss Muffit, as if something had stung her. "But since then," continued Oba diah, looking miserably into the fire, "since then I've found out how good you were how nice, how sweet. I've come to love,you, Ara bella, aud to feel that I mustn't play a trick on you. It was natural you should like the thoughts of a rich hu8b:ind and then wc were great friends as boy and girl. I don't blame you, and I can't cheat you. I think it will break my miserable old heart. But good-bye, good-bye. I've come to say good-bye and beg your pardon, my dear. They'll say you had a lucky escape. So you have. I'm going. He arose, but little Miss Muffit arose, too. "Obadiah," she said, "I never thought of the money. Obadiah, don't think that of mc. And do you care for mc now ?" "The only thing in the world I love," said he. Then she held out her trembling hand. "Sta-, Obadiah," said she. And he caught her hand and kiss ed it aud iu the darkness she heard him sob. So they were married after all, and Obadiah has turned out better than could have been expected, aud only Mrs. Noakes knows of that bridal-eve confession, aud she, you may be sure, keeps the secret. A Trnc Story. When I was a very little girl, not more than four years old, wc lived in a cottage down in Maine. This home was under big trees which were brimful of acorns and all alive with queer little striped squir rels. There was a garden full of roses, and just in the center a big rock all covered with moss which looked just like tea. I used to scrape it off and tie it in little paper parcels and sell it to mamma. She didn't pay mc much, only buttons; but I liked it and so did she; 'cause she always laughed. One day a neighbor scut for mam ma to come and slay with her be cause she was sick. Papa said: "If you have to stay all night, I will come over, after somebody is in bed." I heard him. I knew who some body meant ; so I said : -'I'll keep awake to-night, see if I don't!" didn't want to be left alone. I watched the comer behind the door where the dark always came first, and watched the door for mamma; but she didn't conic, and the dark did. Then I watched papa. How nice he fixed the fire, aud how he felt in the pocket where I always found peppermints, and then said: "Now, come ride." I wanted the ride and the peppermints, but I wouldn't go to sleep this time. Papa slipped Ihc, candies into my hand and cuddled me up close, and somehow I forgot; and then I woke quick, and it was dark, and the fire was out, and papa was gone. I jumped out of bed quick and felt around for my clothes, but I couldn't find them ; so I went to the outside door and opened it softly and slipped out. Tho stone step was cold, arid it was just as dark out of doors as it was iu the house; but I wanted papa and mamma. I didn't run, but I walked fast. It was thick woods on one side of the road, and pasture and orchard on the other. It wasn't long till I saw the house. I went to the side door and knocked softly two or three times, and then papa opened it very carefully He almost drop ped the lamp when he 6aw just mc. I didn't know papa was ever afraid of anything. He led inc into the room where mamma and the sick woman were, and mamma looked so white and said : "A half mile alone, this dark uighl I" Papa look ed at bis watch and said: "At one o'clock." They held my feet to the fire aud wrapped me in a shawl, and I had a nice ride back on papa's shoulder. When I woke in the morning, mamma was home, and breakfast was ready. I wondered what made her kiss me so many times, and I heard papa say "Uo shall give his angels charge," I did not hear the rest, but thcro was some more. JV. Y. Observer. Farmer' Wlrr. An Illinois "Farmer's Wife" writes in the Inter-Ocean: I have been greatly amused to see tho great amount of pity wasted on farmers' wives, and might as well confess lo a feeling of irritation at the 8muo time. Why is it that farm ers' wives arc in most cases regard ed as household drudges and objects of commiseration? Now, is not a great deal of this "bosh," (there, I have said it, the only word that will answer or express it,) and written by persons who know nothing about it ? Perhaps we ought to feel thank ful to "Mentor," but had she not better take up her cudgel in behalf of lady clerks and seamstresses, who are quite forgotten in the grand scheme of reform ? And there are many women in cities who work as hard, aud have not the pleasant homes, pure air, and plenty that surrounds the farmers' wives. But what can they do but work, if they have uot the means to hire help to assist them in their work? True, farmers must work, but if they should spend their summers picnicking, and donate their fruits, etc., to hospitals, who would provide bread and butter for their city cousins, who arc engaged iu intel lectual pursuits, but who are 60 nearly allied to their couutry rela tions that they must be fed with the common herd ? And it is not true that most farmers arc trying to get all the land they can, and neglect to provide comforts for families. Very many are trying to pay for what they have, and give their children a better education than they them selves have had. Women of this nineteenth century arc no more slaves than their husbands arc tyrants; aud all women cannot be Mrs. Livcrmores and Anna Dickin sons, though we do all admire them, but they can fill the position they have been placed in. Any woman who has not a large family can not have so much work to do and if she has a family she has company and sympathy, aud most of us have more than one paper, aud do sometimes buy a new book and find time to read it, and exchange ideas with our neighbors, am Isurpriscd that it is not a well-known fact that the machinery that saves the farmer 6avcs the wife as well, as it does away with the great bugbear of a farmer's wife, strange men in Ihe family, and gives the farmer more time to assist his wife. And here let mc ask what is to bo done with the army of tramps, who, since they are not a burden to the farmer's wife are likely to be a burden somewhere else. Had the reformers not better take them in training, and make val uable hewers of wood and drawers of water of them, and in this way give their weaker sisters more time for mental improvement? But, above nil, let us not, as American women learn to look down on our work and think it degrading, but let us so teach our daughters to love their work and save their muscle and nerves that they will not be house hold drudges, but happy, cheerful women, doing their part well in the great drama of life; for women must work and women must pray while the world stands. The Incrcn.sinsT 1 nine Money. of The constitution enjoins upon congress among other thing3 the duty of coining money and regulat ing the value thereof. The only way the value of money can be regulated, is by regulating its quantity. This is a prerogative specially delegated to congress,and as the chief object of government is to promote the general welfare, it would seem that the time of congress could be much more profitably spent during this session than in the exhaustive efforts iu knocking down the politi cal pins of the other as fast as set up. There is nothing the commercial and industrial interests of the country 60 much need as a check on the increasing value of money. In 18G5 $1 wos worth 20 pounds of flour. In 18G7, $1 was worth 22 pounds of flour. In 1SG9 $1 wa3 worth 30 pounds of flour. In 1872 1 was worth 33 pounds of flour. In 1874 .fl was worth 35 pounds of flour. In 1876 $1 was worth -J5 pounds of flour. In 1878 $1 wa9 worth 50 pounds of flour. Thus while debts, interest and taxes remain stationary, dollars are becoming so valuable that men can hardly produce enough with the greatest economy, to meet maturing obligations and defray current ex pcuscB.Tcrrc Haute Express. TJic ftoynl Slfyfteclo Degree. The other day, after a strappin young man had sold a load of cor and potatoes on the market, an had taken his team to a hotel ban to feed, it became known to the me; around the barn that ho was desirou of joining some secret society i. town. When questioned he admit ted that such was the case, aud tin boys at once offered to initiate bin into a new order called the Cavalier Coveo. no was told that it wa twice a3 secret as Free Masonry, much nicar than Odd Fellowship and the cost was only 2. In cast ho had tho toothache he could draw $5 per week from tho relief fund and that he. was entitled to receive 10 for every headache, and $25 foi a sore throat. The young man thought that ho lind struck a big thing, und aftci eating a hearty dinner he was taken into a store room above the barn tc be initiated. The boys poured cold water down his back, put flour on his hair, swore him to kill his mother if commanded, and rushed him around for an hour without a single complaint from his lips. When they had finished, he inquired. " Now, I am one of tho Cavaliers of Coveo, am I ? " "You arc," they answered. " Nothing more to learn, is there ?" "Nothing." Well, then, I'm going to lick thai whole crowd," continued tho candi date, and he wcut at it, aud be fore I he got through he had his $2 initia tion fee back, and $3 more to boot,l and had knocked every bod' down two or three times apiece. Ho (hunt seem gically disturbed ml mind as ho drovo out of the barn. On the contrary, his hat was slanted over, he had a fresh five cent cigar in his teeth, and ho mildly said to one of tho bam'boys : "Say, boy, if you hear of any cav aliers asking for a Coveo about my size tell 'em I'll be on the full of tho moon to take the Hoyal Skyfuglo degrees." Trac CaCBtlcinnn. "I bcir vour pardon, and witn a smile and a touch of hi.3 hat Harry Edmoud handed to an old man, against whom he accideutlly stum bled, the cane which he had knock ed from his hand. "I hope I did not hurt you ; wo were playing too roughlv." "Not a bit! not a bit!" said tho old man, cheerily. "Boys will bo boys, and it's best they should be. You didn't harm me." "I'm glad to hear it;" and, lifting his hat again, Harry turned to join the playmate with whom he had been frolicking at the timo of tho accident. "What do you raise yonr hat to that fellow, for?" asked his compan ion, Charley Gray. "He's only old Giles, the huckster." "That make3 no difference," said Harry. "The question is not wheth er he is a gentleman, but whether I am one; and no trne gentleman will be less polite to a man because ho wears a shabby coat, or hawks vegetables thro' the streets, instead of sitting in a counting house." Which was right? The Union liiclflc nnd Hi Home S'oliey, The Union Pacific is now survey ing a line from Columbus northward to the Niobrara, and if the counties through which the road will pass will vote the bonds asked for, tho whistle of the Union Pacific will awake the echoes in Northern Ne braska before Jack Frost kills tho summer leaves. It seems to be a pretty well settled fact that the U. P. intends to control the carrying trade of not only Nebraska, but tho country. It is truly said that Mr. S. II. II. Clark is the moving spirit in all these new enterprises, and tho the company readily acts on his suggestions. Mr. Clark is a far-seeing railroad man, and ha probably no equal in the wc3t. The quiet, easy way in which he plans and ex ecutes give3 the country a railroad before they are scarcely aware that a project of the kind is on foot. F apillion Times. Child Stealing In larls. Much excitement has been pro duced in Paris lately by the disap pearance of young children, evident ly stolen. Recently six have been kidnapped. A woman of attractive appearance and pleasing manners has been arrested, and i3 now un der examination with a view to her identification. Some of the witnes nes were puzzled by finding the prisoner looking older than the per son they were prepared to identify. On close examination it was fonnd that the woman wore a set of false teeth over an excellent act of natural ones. The false teeth being out, the witness promptly identified her. It has been shown the child stcaler3 ha'd accomplices in England.