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John S. Christison, M. D.,
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Ollice on Olive St., two doors south of
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GOOD CHEAP BRICK !
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three miles eat of Matthih's bridge,
?,O0O pood, lmrd-lmrnt lirick
which will be sold In lots to suit pur
chasers. 44tf GEORGE HENGGLER.
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER & KNOBEL, Prop's.
KEEP ON HAND all kinds of fresh
meats, and smoked pork and beef;
alo fresh tisli. Make sausage a spec
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OWIN'G TO THE CLOSE TIMES,
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"SICK VAN STASS."
A 11UTLER PRKCINCT PICTURK EASILY
Nick Van Stann, Nick A'an Stann, will
you vote with me to-day?
Nick Van Stann looked up mildly, as a
voter might say:
"About what amount of lucre do you
propose to pay J"
" Nick Van Stann, there's great corrup
tion in the land;
Every voter in Platte county this elec
tion firm should stand;
In the ranks of the oppocrs of the U.P.
Here's a dollar, Nick Van Stann, -for
your intluencc in the cause,
To establish competition and uphold our
Must 1 say a dollar fifty .that's the rea
son why you pause i"
" Iv'e been ollered fourteen shillings,"
Mr. Van Stann then replied,
"To vote another ticket on the opposi
I'll beblowed if I cut under," Nick A'an
Stann then replied.
The corruption at elections, Nick Van
Stann, makes me sigh;
i tear the A. A; .N. bonds are gone up
high and dry.
But here's two dollars, Nick Van Stann,
how is that for high?
Nick Van Stann took the lucre, scanned
it closely o'er;
lle'd been 'sold by Yankco sharpers,
once or twice before.
Says he, " I'll come alter dinner, 1 nev
er vote before."
Long and anxiously I waited, Nick Van
Stann didn't come;
So I sought the polls and found he'd
voted and gone home,
And the fourteen shilling fellow stood
there smiling at me some.
Prairie Creek, June 20A.
THE NIGHT MASSACRE.
I was one of a company that pur
chased a largo tract of land in Mich
igan, nnd began to settle in the
wildcrucsB ; there were fourteen men
of us, six womcu nnd seven children
the oldest of tiic latter being ten
years and the youngest six months.
Ve look possession of our new pur
chase in the niitumn of tlio year,
going thither with our teams, pro
visions nnd n few indispensable
housekeeping articles. For the first
few days wc wero compelled to en
camp, but by the end of a week we
had a block house constructed large
enough to hold all of us, and at the
end of four weeks we had cleared a
large space and put up a half dozen
For two years we progressed to
the extent of our most sanguine
hopes, and tho result of our labors
nnd management was a nourishing
village, with live additional families,
three births, a saw mill, grist mill,
several shops, and a building serv
ing the double purpose of school
house on week days and a chapel on
Wc went to this new region with
fear and trembling, for wc knew
ourselves on the extreme border of
civilization, with a long range of
Indian country beyond; but when
the natives came to us with friendly
words, and opened a profitable trade
wc began to think ourselves quite
fortunate in having such neighbors.
One afternoon, toward the latter
part of August, as I was standing in
a shofr conversing with the proprie
tor there being no other person
present except the owner's son, a
youth of thirteen some six or eight
Indians, whoso faces wc recognized,
came stalking in, Indian file; and
tho foremost, halting in front of Mr.
Bracket, the shopkeeper, 6aid ab
ruptlv: "Mo want big drink whisk !"
"Well, did you bring anything to
pay for it?'? inquired Bracket, ob
serving neither of the eavnges car
ried anything in his hand.
"Me pay much sometime by-and-hy
two, four moon ugh I good !"
"No, Cross John, I can't allbrd to
trust you any more," replied the
shop-keeper. "You have been
promising to pay up the old score,
and I don't believe a word you say."
"Me gentleman mc pay mo no
lie!" replied tho savage, with an
angry frown, and a flash of his eye,
as he straightened himself up to full
height, and struck bis breast almost
Cross John so named from an
ugly scar across his face was a
drunken, worthless follow, who had
some influence in his tribe, and was
not to be altogether despised for
that reason. He might never pay
what he owed, is true; but still I
did not think it good policy to treat
him discourteously. So 1 said to
"Let Cross John and his compan
ions have a drink all rouud and
charge it to me."
Cross John turned toward me,
nodded his head, and said :
"Good, you gentleman I"
"lie shall not have a drop more
out of this shop till he pays for all
he has had 1" cried Bracket, who was
a very fiery, determined man when
roused. "lie has lied to me three
times at least, and I am resolved to
show no more favors till he redeems
his character, or makes some at
tempt to do so."
Ou'hearing these words, the In
dian seemed to lose all control over
his temper, and bo wholly governed
by a wicked impulse. Quick as
lightning ho whipped out his knifo
from his belt, and made a blow at
the shopkeeper, who was on the
oilier side of the counter. Bracket
saw his intention, sprang back, laid
his hand upon a pistol, and before I
could interfere fired, aud lodged the
contents in the breast of the savage,
who fell back with a yell of rage.
Then catching up a loaded rifle that
was near at hand, the shopkeeper
pointed it at the remaining Indians,
who, with yells of dismay turned
All this passed so quickly that I
could hardly believe that a tragedy
had taken place till I saw the Indian
deserted by his companions, bleed
ing and dying alone at my very feet.
I stooped down and raised him up,
but he only fetched ono long gurg
ling gasp, and expired in my arms,
his eyes fairly glazing in deatli while
fixed upon Bracket with an expres
sion of the most malignant hate.
Of course the firing and the yells
of the retreating Indians created a
wild alarm throughout the village,
and in ft few minutes the shop was
crowded with excited men, women
and children, all eager to learn the
cause aud the result of the affray.
A few words mado the whole affray
known, and whilo many were dis
poned to think Bracket was justified
In what he had done, tho majority
believed with mc, that ho had been
too insulting and too rash, consider
ing our exposed locality and com
paratively defenseless condition.
But the deed was done thcro wan
no altering that and though no jury
in the world might bring in any
other verdict than justifiable homi
cide, yet it did not follow that the
Indians would view it in that light.
Men flew to arms, all kinds of
labor and business ceased, and all
the women and children, with plenty
of provisions and small articles of
value, were hurried into the block
house to defcud it to tho death in
case of attack, and tho other to act
as sentries, scouts and pacificators in
case the flying Indians could be
overtaken and treated with on any
I need not go into details. Suffice
it to say that it fell to my lot to go
in pursuit of tho Indians that had
lied after the death of Cross John,
and, being well mouuted, I overtook
them a few miles from tho village.
As I was alone, it required some
screwing tip of my courage to ride
right into the midst of them, and
thus place myself iu their power,
even though I was so well armed as
to make it somewhat hazardous for
them to attack me; but I did it,
resting my chances upon my inno
cence, good intcutions, and previous
good fortune. I told them I had
corne to make a treaty of peace with
them that every one in tho village
regretted the death of their compan
ion, although he himself had been
most to blame, and had been killed
in self defense; and though it was
not in the power of any of us to re
store him to life, yet wo were will
ing to do anything in reason to
appease the anger of his friends,
even to making them some hand
Tho idea of a present to an Indian
has a mysterious charm very sooth
ing to his milled temper, aud I found
them more eager to treat with me
that I had expected. A pound of
powder, a few yards of red cloth, a
couple of strings of beads, and a
gallon of whisky settled tho busi
ness. They would not come back
into tho village, evidently fearing
treachery, but they came witbin half
a mile, and they went away appar
We did not get over our alarm
sufficiently for the women and chil
dren to leave the block-house for
several days ; but as time passed on
we gradually got back to the old
state of affairs, more especially after
a part of the same tribe came in and
traded with us upon the 6ame friend
ly terms as before, without making
any allusion to the tragic event in
It was about three months after
the death of Cross John, that I was
awakened by a series of the most
appalling yells, mingled with the
terrified screams of women and chil
dren, and the report of firearms. I
was alone in the house. My family,
consisting of my wifo and two little
children, had set off, the previous
week, to visit her parents in the
State of New York a most consol
ing fact to me uow, when I believed
that few if any would escape the
horrible massacre already going on
around me. My first act, after leap
ing out of bed, was to see that my
doors and shutters were strongly
secured ; and the next to collect my
weapons together my rifle, pistols,
axe and knife and be prepared to
sell my life as dearly as possible.
I had just accomplished this, and
put on some of my garments iu the
dark, I thinking it imprudent to
strike a ligbt, when a reddish gleam
coming in through here and there a
crack or crevice, made me aware
that the Indians had already begun
to burn the village, that they might
the better sec to catch the inhabi
tants, and running from one side of
tho house to the other and putting
my eye to the different apertures,
I soon had a general view of all that
was taking place.
The Indians, in great numbers,
were scattered all over tho village;
and whilo somo were engaged in
plundering tho shops and different
dwellings, others wero pursuing the
flying inhabitants, shooting, toma
hawking them without mercy, seem
ingly sparing none of cither sex or
any age. The few men yet left alive
were making what resistance they
could and here and there I could
sec ft savage drop by a well-aimed
shot from somo building not yet
carried by storm but the number
of the foe were so great, that the few
thus picked off did not seem to les
sen them ; and I quickly became
convinced there, was no hope of suc
cessful repulse, and I mentally bade
my wife and dear children farewell,
never expecting to see them again.
"Death it is," muttered I; "but I
will die doing my best to rid tho
world of as many human fiends as
possible," and I hurried up to mv
roof with my rifle, intending to load
and fire as long as life remained.
But on thrusting my head out into
the open air, nnd taking in tho whole
horrible scene at a glance, I at once
became struck with tho remarkable
fact, that mine was the only dwelling
which had not been surrounded and
assailed. What could it mean?
Was it chance or design ? Did they
believe my house deserted? or did
they intend that I alone should es
cape ? If the latter, it was certainly
the strangest Indian freak I had over
heard of, and I knew not what to
make of it.
But one thing, under the circum
stances, seemed highly proper and
that was not to assail them, I should
certainly draw attention upon my
self, and do the villagers no service;
while, by keeping quiet and conceal
ed, it wfts possible I should, as I had
done, remain unmolested to the end.
This, strango as it may seem, was
the result. I was not molested, and
my house remained untouched.
Around me my friends were butch
ered on every side, nnd their homes
plundered and burned to the ground
and yet in the midst of the slaughter
and burning ruin, myself and dwell
ing were protected, as if by some
When thelndiaus finally departed
with their booty and trophies, and I
found myself free to escape to the
nearest settlement, I could hardly,
credit my senses, ur believe the tale
I myself told. There were some
suspicious people who accused me
of being in league with the Indians
and sharing their spoils, citing as a
proof the previous departure of my
family aud my own testimony of re
maining unmolested in the midst of
the scene of destruction. I never
blamed any one for these suspicions
for I should havo had then: of an
other so circumstanced but, for all
(hat, I was as innocent as a child,
and as ignorant of the true reason
of my escape as they were.
It was afterward asserted by the
savages themselves that the attack
upon the village was made iu re
veugo for the death of Cross John,
and that I was spared because I had
acted in a friendly manner toward
him and bis companions. Bo this as
it may, it is certain I was saved in
the manner related.
Two others providentially escaped
tho genera massacre. AH the rest
perished by tho hands of the human
fiends, and our once thriving, happy
village became an awful sceno of
death and desolation.
When a young horse acts badly
in harness, it is because he has not
been properly taught his business.
To whip and ill-use him is to spoil
him. A horse is naturally willing
and docile, if well used, and much
may bo dono by kindness, patience
and judgment in removing the ill
eflccts of wrong treatment. A colt
should be trained when young, and
gradually taught his duties; the
greatest care should be taken to
avoid frightening or irritating the
animal, and much patience should
be exercised. If the animal refuses
to do what is required, punishment
will make matters worse; some
thing should be done to distract its
attention, when it will generally
become docile. American Agricul
turist. Affection can withstand very
severe storms of rigor but not a long
popular frost of downright indiffer
ence. Love will subsist on wouder
fully little hope, but not altogether
"Written for the Journal.
YOU'LL SOT FOJIGJST, JESSIE?
BY MARION GRAY.
The days go swiftly by, Jennie,
The fresh air sweeter grows;
I hear the joyous song of birds
And smell the budding rose.
We've loved each other well, Jennie,
Each heart beat warm, and true;
And now that I'm dying. Jennie,
This boon I'd ask of you.
That'vou will no't forget me, Jennie,
When I am lying still
In yonder "eity of the dead."
Whose spires gleam o'er the hill.
You'll come and sit beside me, Jennie,
And think our sweet life o'er
Aud pray that you and I, Jennie,
3Iay meet on yonder shore.
You'll not forget to plant, Jennie,
Around my place of rest,
Some trees whose shade shall woo
To sing, and build their net.
You'll bring some (lowers there, too,
To fringe my pillow, green:
Forgive that I should ask, your love
Would prompt this eare,I ween.
Columbus, June 1 ith.
Crops untl ICuilroudN.
The Nebraska grain crop is esti
mated at one hundred million bush
els for 1S79. This is one of I he
principal reasons why Nebraska is
ulivc with new railroad projects
aud why a perfect cross-fire of bond
propositions U noticed in Northern
Nebraska. The latest report is that
the Illinois Central has secured con
trol of the Covington, Columbus &
Black Hills narrow-gauge, will
change it to the standard gauge, and
at once push forward to the Nio
brara river, so as to head off the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, the
Chicago & Northwestern, and the
Union Pacific, all of which roads
are reaching towards Northern Ne
braska and the Black Ilills. From
mc south the A. & i. is feeling its
way to Columbus, on the Union
Pacific as its terminal point. In
order to reach the center of the
state this line has had to fight its
way across the B. & M. lines, into
the Union Pacific land grant. The
A. & N. is the strongest competitor
in the South Platte against .the B. &
M., aud the rumor that the capital
is to be removed from Lincoln to
Columbus on the completion of the
A. & N., will make warm work bo
tweon the B. & M., and A. & N.
companies. Lincoln has been the
especial pride of the former line
and it has been considered desirable
for its interests to retain the state
capital there. But on the coniple
tiou of a new lino to Columbus from
the south, built cither by the A. &
N. or the Union Pacific and Ilcpub
lican Valley roads the whole situa
tion in the state will be changed,
and Columbus will at once become
the central railroad point of Ne
braska, and the removal of the capi
tal will become only a question of
lime, in tho opinion of many people
in the central and western parts of
the state. In all events the tide of
railroad building and bond voting
aro running high iu Nebraska.
Omaha Journal of Commerce.
When Spurgeou was still almost
a lad, says the London Echo, he was
sent down to preach for an aged
Baptist minister in the country. On
his arrival, the old man looked at
him as if he expected the world to
come to an end by the mere force of
a boy'a impudence; and instead of
giving the accustomed greeting,
walked up nnd down muttering,
loud enough to be heard : "Tut, tut,
is it como to this! boys for pul
pits! children to preach! babies to
preach!" Mr. Spurgeou, too, mut
tered to himself, but not loud enough
to be heard: "You shall pay for
this, old boy." So next morning he
chose for his first lesson tho six
teenth chapter of Proverbs, and read
until he came to the versp, "A hoary
head is a crown of glory." Looking
up with an air of surprise, he ex
claimed, to the astonishment of the
orthodox congregatiou. "Solomon's
wrong there. Some hoary heads
cau't be civil to a boy who comes to
preach for thorn. Rudcnc33 gives
no crown of glory." Then return
ing to tho book, ho added with
dramatic surprise, "Oh, I see, Solo
mon's right, after all, for rudeness
even to a lad who preaches for you
is not the way of righteousness."
The old man was capable of bearing
a joke, even from the pulpit, and
when tho sermon was over ran up
the btairs, and, slapping the boy
preacher on the back, exclaimed
with delight, "Thee'rt the sauciest
dog that ever barked in a pulpit."
Tho wise man has his foi'des, as
well as the fool. But the difference
between them is, the foiblc3 of the
one are known to hini&clf and con
cealed from the world; and the
foibles of the other are known to the
world and concealed from himself.
Young housewife: "What miser
able little eggs again! You really
must tell them, Jane, to let the hens
sit on them a little longer!"
ICeep Yoar Daughters ?fear
Mothers should not only be the
guardians of their daughters, but
their most intimate companions and
friends. We have long felt that pa
rents make great aud sometimes
ruinous mistakes by sending their
daughters away from homo during
the latter years of their education,
delegating a mother's watchful caro
to strangers or boarding-school
matrons and touchers, who, however
excellent, must of necessity find it
impossible to give any special su
pervision to each scholar among so
many. This idea, of course, pre
supposes that tho mother is what
hor Maker designed her lo be the
watchful guardian of her daughters'
health and characters. There arc
cases, to be sure, and alas! too many
of them, where the mothers aro so
thoroughly devotees of fashion that
thoir children arc a secondary con
sideration. The only hope for tho
futuro usefulness and stability of
the daughters of snch mothers is to
remove them a far from maternal
influence and example as possible,
and that is indeed a forlorn hope.
But although "quite the style" to
send our girls away from good
homes nnd a good mother's watch
ful care as soon ns they havo mas
tered the rudimentary parts of their
education, it surely can not bo the
wisest plan. To suffer our young:
and as yet immature childreu to
pass out from under home caro and
its formative influence just as they
have reached that critical period in
their lives when they aro the most
susceptible to all good or evil teaHi
ingsi is a fearful experiment. TIih
is the time when thcycau ho easily
built up into a truo and noble wo
manhood or led into bye or forbid
den paths. Their quick impulses
or unregulated imaginations, at this
age, tend to all kinds of sentimental
extravagances which only a moth
er's watchful love and tinslumbcr
ing care will detect aud judiciously
modify or dispel.
Wc do not moan that mothers
should themselves attempt the edu
cation of their daughters at home.
'Under the wisest regulations, home
is not the best placo in which to
study, or the mother, with all her
other cares and constant interrup
tions, the most successful teaching
as far as book teaching is concerned.
But mothers cannot afford to havo
their girls far away from them.
They should be their loving com
panions when the school hour? aro
over for the day, nnd over ready to
join with them in surh amusements
as arc necessary for healthful chango
and needful recreations. A mother
should know the habits and charac
ters of those who arc their daugh
ters' chosen companions, or who
may, at times, bo desirable escorts
on certain occasions.
But, instead of this, our girls aro
taken from homo and all its best
influences and placed among stran
gers. No mother can hope to pccuro
such hold on her girls, through their
affectionate remembrance of her, as
will surely guard them from many
of the dangers that hcct the uuwary
and inexperienced, or save them
from the snares that are too often
concealed to entrap our loveliest
aud our best. Wc surely should bo
able to furnish schools of the high
est order so near us that our chil
dren can, after school hours, have
the comforts of home and be shield
ed by paternal love Jr. II. IF.
lizcchc-, in the Christian Union.
A lutuuin CoulV.tMlon.
John W. Wright, in the grceuback
conveuiiou at Bloomfield In.t month,
gave utterance to the following,
which tho Davis County Ilcpublican
keeps iu type :
We have no fixed principles. We havo
rallied a million men around nothing.
That describes the situation in a
nut-shell. The nationals arc chasing
a wi!l-of-tho-wisp who has deluded
thousands of people in former age9,
and who still glides along tho low
lands of the human intellect, entic
ing people from the safe and tried
thoroughfares of reason into tho
muck and tniro of fascinating and
plausible but utterly fallacious theo
ries of finance and political economy.
Like the superstitions of the past,
which cling to modem civilization,
as lil:o the mould upon some walls,
despite the sunshine and healthy
winds, these heresies in finance still
find some advocates amid all the
glaro of the progress of "the nine
teenth century. Mr. Wright has
furnished an admirable text for a
financial discourse. It is indeed
topic and discourse all in two short
pithy sentences, and ought to be in
scribed in bold letters upon every
democratic and greenback banner in
the coming campaign. Haickcge.
"What do yon think of me?' ask
ed an old bachelor of a witty girl.
"I think you are a single-r being,"
was the reply.
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