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VOL. X.--NO. 11.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 1879.
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lines leading to Chicago connect with
U P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a da, "as
shown bv the following schedule:
Columbus Post Office.
Open on Sunday f rem 11 a.m. to 12 m.
and from 4:30 to (5 p. m. Business
hours except Sunday 0 a. m to 6 p. M.
Extern mails close at 11 a. m.
Western mails close at 4:15 p.m.
Mail leaves Columbus for Madison and
Norfolk, daily, except Sunday, at 10
a.m. Arrives at 4:30 p. m.
For Monroe, Genoa. Waterville and Al
bion, daily except Sunday 6 a. m. Ar
rive, same, 6 p.m.
For O.-ceola and York,Tuesdays,Thurs
days and Saturdays, 7 a. m. Arrives
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,
0 p. m.
Fr Wrlf, Farral and Rattle Crrck,
Mondav, Wednesday and Fridays,
C a.m." Arrives Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays, at (5 P. M.
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on Mondays and Krulas at G A.M.
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Tuesday, Thuraiiavs and Saturdays,
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KELLY & SLATTKRY,
HOLDS HIMSELF IN READINESS
for any work in his line. Reforc
letting your contracts for buildings of
any description call on or address him
nt'Cnlumbuo, Neb. jg7"First-class ap
paratus for removing buildings.
John S. Christison, M. D..
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Formerly of the New York City Hos
pital, Blackwell's Island.
Office on Olive St., two doors south of
I oekburn's Store, Coluinbu-.
FOR SALE OR TRADE !
MARES I COLTS,
Horses or Oxen,
SAIIPB,i: B.Ifi', wild or broke,
at the Corral of
429 GERUARI) & ZEIGLER.
Chicago Barber Shop.
C;;u!is "Eias-si S-kd,"
AIR CUTTING done in the latest
stvlcs with or without machine.
None but first-elas workmen emploved.
Ladies' and children hair cutting a
speeialty. HENRY WOODS,
472 0m" Proprietor.
JOHN IITISER. the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday except Sun
day at G .('clock, sharp, passing through
Monroe, Genoa, WaUsrville, and to Al
bion The hack will call at either oC
the Hotels for passengers if orders arc
left at the post-oflice. Rates reason
able, $2 to A Ibion. 222.1y
GOOD CHEAP BRICK!
AT MY RESIDENCE. on Shell Creek,
three miles cast of Matthis's bridge,
70,000 good, linrtl -burnt Tbrick
which will be sold iu lots to suit pur
chaers. 44S-tf GEORGE HENGGLER.
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER & KNOBEL, Prop's.
KEEP ON HAND all kinds of fresh
meats, and smoked pork and beef;
aIo fresh ti.sh. Make sausage a spec
ialty. j2J"Remcinber the place. Elev
enth St., one door west of D. Rvan's
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4 p. m., and 7 to 0 p. in. Otlice on
Nebraka Avenue, three doors north of
E. ,1. Raker's grain office. Residence,
corner Wyoming and Walnut streets,
north Columbus, Nebr. 43T-tf
Diotriclts Jlont .tlnrket.
Washington Are., nearly opposite Conrt Houne.
OWING TO THE CLOSE TIMES,
meat will be sold at this market
low, low down for cash.
Rest steak, per lb., 10c.
Rib roast, " Sc.
Roil, " 6c.
Two cents a pound more than the above
prices will be charged on time, and that
to good etponsiblc parties only. 267.
MRS. W L. COSSEY,
Dress and Shirt Maker,
3 Doon Wpst of Stlllinin'n Ilrus Store.
Drcsse and shirts cut and made to
order and satisfaction guaranteed. Will
also do plain or fancy sewing of any de
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Give me a call and try mv w ork.
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accommodations cheap. For hay for
team for one night and day, 2." cts. A
room furnished with a cook stove and
bunks, in connection with the stable
free. Those wishing can be accommo
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at the following rates: Meal 2-"i cents;
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"Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. R. They will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to them. 218.
GEORGE N DERRY,
House & Sign Painting,
Paper I Banging?
tS"TAll work warranted. Shop on
Olive street, opposite the "Tattcrsall"
Manufacturer and Dealer in
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
AM. KINDS OF
Store on Olive St., near the old Post-office
Columbus Nebraska. 417-ly
E. 0. CA2S7T, J. B. CAHP.
CARE W & CAMP,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
AND REAL ESTATE AGENTS.
Will give prompt attention toallbusi
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joining counties. Collections made
Office on 11th strict, south of Dcpot,one
door east of T. C. Ryan's Grocery
Store,Cnltunbus,Neb. Spricht Deutsch
LAW, REAL ESTATE
"W. S. GET2R.
MONEY TO LOAN in small lots on
firm property, time one to three
year. Farm with'some improvements
bought and sold. Otfice for the present
at the Clother Houe, Columbus, Neb.
2ei isi TTMtc,
SI .23 231.75
S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new house, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Hoard by day or
week at reasonable rates.
EjTScIk si Fli-kt-Class 1'ulilc.
Meal, 2T) Cents. Lodgings 25 Cts
Blacbniitlis and Wagon Maim
ALL KINDS OF
Repairing Done on Short Notice.
EtEi:s Te:ij, t: l-'ido to Crier.
ALL WORK WARRANTED.
They also keep on hand
Furst & Bradley Plows,
SULKY PLOWS, CULTIVATORS, &C.
Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tattcr
sall. COLUMRUS, NER.
Grain, Produce, Etc.
new store; new goods.
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anyichere in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sts.
North of Foundry. 307
MISS DEXTER'S PUPIL.
"Teaching is a thankless calling,"
said a gentleman standing near trie
on the piazza of a popular sea-side
hotel, last summer.
"That is true," replied his compan
ion, "and so is the work of a super
intending school committee. This
dealing with ignorant and conceited
parents who want to dictate what
their children shall study, who often
have some petty spite against the
teacher or committee to gratify, and
who would not stop to break up a
school, could they carry out their
miserable schemes, is utterly disa
greeable. No, my friend, there is
not money enough to tempt me to
have anything to do with the man
agement of the schools in our good
Town of Marshton;" and the two
men descended the piazza-steps and
walked on toward the beach.
A lady near me, with whom I had
formed a pleasant little acquaintance
looked up and smiled. "The con
scientious teacher who loves her
work," she said, "does not always
look for immediate fruition ofali her
works and hopes. She is sowing
good seeds, knowing not just when
or how the harvest will fuccecd. I
taught school many years, and am
far from calling it a 'thankless call
ins.' I meet my old scholars every
where, and the thanks I have receiv
ed from them, orally and by letter,
are the plcasantest spots in my life
experience." Just then the owner and proprie
tor of the great hotel, Landlord
Strong, passed by the bluff before
us, glanced up and smiled and raised
his hat. Although he was a very
shrewd business man, with great
executive capacity, ho was at the
same time large-hearted, gentleman
ly, and courteous to every one, and
a universal favorite. I knew that
this charming woman, who had been
known in her teachinjr-days a Miss
Dexter, had the best room in the
hotel, was waited upon with extra
attention, had the most stylish
horses and carriages at her bidding,
and that the landlord had never
passed her without raising his hat
and bowing as if to a Qucon.
The gentle little woman bv my
side returned the bow and smiled,
and then turning to me again, said :
"You are iratherinj facts all the time
let me tell you a story for note-book,
to be tf-cd at some future time not
here, of course." I thanked her, and
she went on :
"I began to teach when I was fif
teen, with a great many enthusiastic
ideas in my little head, in regard to
my high and noble calling, which I
have kept with me till this present
hour. After teaching a number of
terms, I was employed here in this
town to teach the village school in
that very same little building, 'round
the corner yonder, now repaired and
used for the primary scholars. I
boarded at this hotel, a very 6mall
establishment then, but well kept by
the Widow Rugg.
"The committee had hired me en
tirely from my reputation as a teach
er in an adjoining town, and when
they came to see me face-to-face, and
noticed my youthful appearance,
they evidently had some misgivings
as to my ability to 'manage' the
larger pupils of the school whom
they designated 'a hard set.' 'Now
there is Tom Strong,' said lliey, 'we
may as well tell you at the start that
you had better let him alone; et
along with him the best way you can.
When you cannot stand it with him
any longer, let us know and we will
send him home. The boy cannot be
taught anythinsr. We have had con
scientious, painstaking teachers.who
declared that it was impossible to
teach him to count, spell, or write
his own name, even.'
"I found this lad to be tall and
thin, blue and pinched, with hardly
life enough to do anything in school
but make grotesque faces for the
amusement of the children. I put
an end to that at once by making a
rule that any scholar who laughed
at Tom Strong's 'faces' should sit
with the dirty, ragged.unkempt boy,
and take lessons from him as a facial
contortionist, while the rest of the
school looked on.
"It did seem as if the poor fellow
could not be made to remember any
thing; but I said to myself, 'He is
not an idiot, and he shall be taught
to read and spell short and easy
words at first, and to write his name.'
He had been blundering along in an
advanced reader, with a class of live
bright boys of his own age and size.
Not wishing to humiliate the lad by
putting him into the 'infant' class,
where he really belonged, I had him
read by himself from my pretty, red
morocco bound Bible, beginning
with the Sermon on the Mount, and
taking up the parables in good time.
"I set him easy copies iu writing.
His indolent and rebellious conduct
over this part of my labor with him
attracted the attention of one of the
older girls, who said to me one day
at recess, "I don't suppose Tom
Strong has strength enoug'i to learn
to write or to apply himself to any
thing. II is folks are very poor and
shiftless, and they never have any
meat to eat. nor any good, nutritious
food. lie never brings any dinner
or lunch to eat at noon, and never
runs and plays with the boys. He
is not strong enough, teacher.'
"That gave me the clew to the
secret of the strange, wistful, hungry
look in the poor boy's eyes. I lay
awake and thought about it all that
night, and in the morning resolved
toact. After breakfast I went down
to the kitchen and made Mrs. Kujrir
give me two or three generous slices
of roast beef and bread, some dough
nuts and cheese, wrapped up iu
"Going early to the school-house,
I found Tom there, as usual, the first
scholar to be on hand always altho'
he lived the farthest off. Callitur
him to me and giving him the lunch,
I said, If you will try to do as well
as you can this term, and be a good,
studious boy, I will bring you a nice
lunch every day.' He looked at me
wondering!', at the same time in
voluntarily reaching out his long,
skinuy hands for the coveted pack
age. " 'I be awful hungry, schoolmarm,'
lie said, and seein' there haint notrc
er the child runs roun' ter larf at me,
I'll take it sure enough, an' cat it
now. I haint never had sirh er
great hunk er meat er cheese afore
in mcr life,' and he straightway fell
to devouring the food like a starved
dog. Alter it had all disappeared
even to the last crumb, he gave a
little grunt of satisfaction, and look
ed up at mc as if his appetite had
only been sharpened, and that a
further installment of food would
not come amiss.
"That night I made a bargain with
airs, itugg. lorn btrong was to
come to her kitchen every noon lor
a hearty, wholesome, hot meat-dinner,
and I was to pay for it. I was
in straightened circumstances my
self, besides I wan trying to pay my
way through Vassar, hut I deeply
commiserated the lad, and then I
was curious to see what good food,
and enough of it, would do for his
"The boy begins to show his
keeping,' said Mrs. Rugg to me, at
the end of the week ; 'but dear me!
hasn't he an appetite! It takes a
heap of victuals to fill him up!'
"Indeed, the metamorphosis, both
physical and mental, that had taken
place in the boy by the timo the
school year had closed was some
thing wonderful. Although he re
fused to take his dinners at the hotel
after the first, term at my expense, he
continued taking them there during
the year, paying for them by doing
errands, pumping water, etc. He
grew plump and sleek, learned to
read, spell and write, and after a
short time had little or no difficulty
with the four fundamental processes
of arithmetic. All his old time
nervousness, irritability and fre
quent fits of apathy were gone. He
icadily fell Into studious ways aud
soon mastered whatever he under
took. His dogged persistence was
remarkable. His deportment was
also exemplary ; he never gave me
the least trouble, and tried to serve
mc every way in his power.
"In due time I entered Vassar, and
graduated. Subsequently I taught
here and there a year or two, and
then married my husband, whom
you have met here. Having heard
nothing whatever of Tom Strong or
from this village for years, one dav,
just after I had begun housekeeping,
I was surprised to get a letter with
the familiar name of Marshton upon
it as the post-mark; here if is, for I
brought it down with me this morn
ing, having determined to confide to
you this, one of the pleasantest epi
sodes of my life, some time during
the day, were you at leisure and
willingto grant mc theopportunity."
I took the letter in my hand. Its
chirography was plain but hand
some, and it read :
MAnsnTOX, April 18, 18.
Mrs. Rev. Dr. Andrew Knowiton:
Bear Madam: I saw your marriage in
the newspapers the other day, and that
U the firxt and only intelligence I have
had of you since you taught school in
this village. Are "you really dear Miss
Dexter, and do vou remember poor
stupid Tom Strong? "Well, I am he. In
short, I want to thank you for making a
man of me. The first realization 1 ever
had that I was a human beini: like the
other hoys of your school, with capabil
ities for self-improvement and future
usefulness, came through your labors in
my behalf in the schoolroom, and your
charitable provision for my bodily wants
at good Mrs. RuggS bountiful table.
"When you found mc I was nearly starv
ed, body and goul. I well remember
just how those dinners, meal by meal,
built me up. mentally as well as physi
cally. Thos-e reading lessons in the New
Testament, too, built me up in a spirit
ual way. In ever' sense of the word I
was "born asrain"that memorable year
under your kind care. I kept on stay
ing at the hotelj doing chores for my
board and schooling. I crept on. up and
up, until Mrs. Rugg died, when I be
came proprietor of the hotel myself.
Our pleasant village here by the sea has
grown to be quite a famous summer re
sort. To keep pace with the public de
mands I have greatly enlarged the hotel
and have added many modern improve
ments. And now I "beg leave to invite
you and your distinguished husband to
come and make me a visit whenever it
shall be most convenient to you.
Yours, most gratefully.
Thomas II. Stkoxg.
I handed back the letter to the
sweet little woman, tho eyes of both
of us suflused with tears, while she
said, "The July following the receipt
of this letter, when my husband's
annual vacation began, we accepted
the invitation, and have been here
every year since. We have our old
rooms newly furnished this season,
and we are proud to count n one of
our best friends our genial Land
lord Strong, who is a friend to the
whole world, and who will take off
his hat whenever he meets mc, be
cause, he says, I made a man of
.Tlutual Useful now In the Fa m-
The co-operative principle in ed
ucation is nowhere 3cen to better
advantage than in the family. The
girl is strengthened and vivified by
the bat and ball, the oars, the bow
and arrow, or tiie skate, as much as
is the boy, and she needs, and her
family need, the sparkling vivacity
which only out-door amusements
can give; but the girl who has two
beds to make has not so much time
for reaction as the boy, who uses,
but who makes none. The care of
the room for each would be a hap
pier adjustment. At a school which
I lately visited, the boys, under the
care of a matron, were taught to
make their beds and keep their
rooms in order. They showed no
incapacity for the work. Their clean
beds with white covers were as well
made as though done by their sis
ters. Neither boots, stockings, jack
ets, shirts nor collars were on the
floor for somebody else to pick up.
What has been done by a matron
with a large number of boys, could
be done by any mother with her
son, not only with positive advan
tage to them, but with justice to
their sisters. Not long since I met
a judicious mother who had resolv
ed to abate the nuisance of careless,
wasteful and expensive servants,
and instead, to i.sk of each member
of her household, sons and daugh
ters alike, a sufficient contribution
to the day's work to complete all
which the daily necessities of the
family demanded. She had tried
the plan for several months and
found It to work admirably. Her
own cares had lessened in propor
tion to the increase of family enjoy
ment. The household aid given by
men will, of course, find its comple
ment iu the field, the workshop, or
the office. In families trained to
mutual helpfulness, the girls will
plant corn, rake hay, or transact im
portant business as faithfully as
would their father or brothers.
Here is a bouquet of compliments ;
"There are but two fine things in the
world," says Malherbe, "women and
roses." Lessiug exclaims, "Woman
is the master piece of tho universe."
Bourdon says, "The pearl is the
image of purity, but woman is pur
er than the pearl." Thackeray
writes, "A good woman is the love
liest flower that blooms under heav
en." Balzac says, "Even the errors
of woman spring from her faith in
the good." Voltaire declares, "AM
the reasoning of men is not worth
one sentiment of woman." Lamar
tine asserts that "Women have more
heart and imagination than men."
Otway exclaims, "O, woman I love
ly woman! nature made thee to
temper man ; we had been brutes
London Truth, speaking of offi
cious friends, says: "Friendship
witli them means a lien, not a loan ;
possession, not exchange; and they
will not amend their record. With
such friends as these, at those mo
ments when you take stock, as it
were, of your life, you are forced to
ask yourself, what do you get out of
it all ? You are snubbed, ty ran zed
over, rebuked and set down ; you
are always in disgrace, and you may
not call your soul your own; your
life is regulated for you. not accord
ing to your own desires nor even
for your own best needs, but ac
cording to the fancies of those who
do not understand what they are
about. Your time is taken up, your
pursuits are interfered with, your
sympathies restrained, your affec
tions chilled and all for what?"
An Illinois man has arrived at
Crete, with 475 hives of bees. He
has been experimenting the past two
years to his perfect satisfaction. He
took down two dwellings in Illinois
and has removed them to this State.
He locates in the vicinity of Milford.
He also brings some fine Merino
sheep and Berkshire hogs.
The array worm has commenced
warfare in Joffereon county, III.
Then and Wow.
"When the town of Columbus was
laid out twenty-two years ago, there
were planted on the extreme eastern
bounds thereof a row of ten-acre
lots. One of these the veteran Kum
mer commenced to adorn at an early
date with various kinds of native
and foreign shade trees, and later
with fruit trees. Now there is a
luxuriant forest and orchard com
bined, aud one of the most charming
retreats of the state.
But what most interested us and
caused us to marvel at the extraor
dinary productiveness of our soil
was the homestead of Judge Higgins
Nine years ago, according to our
recollection, this ten-acre plat was
bare of all but grass, and the remains
of an old brick yard. About that
time Judge Higgins purchased it.
built himself a small house, aud thin
nearly exhausted his slender wealth.
From the first he set out, as he had
time and means, such shade trees as
he could obtain, adding yearly to the
native cottonwood and box-elder,
ash, walnut aud other eastern trees,
together with various evergreens.
Now in that space of time which
seems so short to us, there has grown
up on that once b re common, where
the herd boy and his cows had in
disputable range, a fine forest of
native trees with Rocky Mountain
pines, Norway spruces, Balsam Fir
Arbor Vita, Austrian and American
Pines, Hemlocks and Cedars grow
ing between all iu splendid health,
carefully pruned, with tiie cuts nice
ly waxed over to guard against in
sects and all evil influences. He has
also various kinds of fruit trees and
several varieties of standard apples
grafted on Russian stock all sound
and growing. Out of $C0 worth of
stock purchased some time ago, and
thus grafted, he had lost not a tice.
We write at length concerning this
one spot of ground, because we saw
there proofs of how our prairie soil
can nourish with hut little care ail
the forest and fruit trees indigenous
to our latitude. As the feverish
fretful years ofour hurried western
life gallop by, what marvelous, oft
times pleasing changes the Nebras
kau sees iu old haunts when after an
absence of five or ten years he re
turns to them. Nine vears ago a
little house stood desolate on a bare,
monotonous plain; now it is veiled
iu a pretty web of trees nud shrubs
Deep within this tangled minia
ture woods is The Holy of this Ne
braska home. "When the first born
died the parents would not lay it
away among strangers in flic far oft"
City of the Dead, but they buried it
iu the home soil, and near to the
cradle in which the baby was rocked
both to its natural sleep, and that
which knows no awakening here.
E. P. Jfc, in Pen and Plow.
Good Iluolne .Tien.
Rare almost as great poets rarer,
perhaps, than veritable saints and
martyrs arc consummate men of
business. A man to be excellent in
this way must not only be variously
gifted, but his gifts should be nicely
proportioned to one another. He
must have in high degree that vir
tue which men have always found
the least pleasant of virtues pru
dence. His prudence, however, will
not be merely of a cautious and
quiescent order, but that which,
being ever actively engaged, is more
fitly called discretion than prudence.
Such a man must have an almost ig
nominious love of details, blended
(and this h a rare combination)
with a high power of imagination,
enabling him to look along extend
ed lines of possible action, and put
these details iu their right place. He
requires a great knowledge of char
acter, with that exquiiite tact which
feels unerringly the right moment
when to act. A discreet rapidity
must pervade all the movements of
his thoight and action. He must
be singularly free from vanity, and
he is generally found to be an en
thusiast who ha." art to conceal his
enthusiasm. Mercantile Journal.
Says the Ponca Journal'. "As an
instance whether farming pays in
Nebraska, we cite the prosperity of
George Kohls, who lives in Cedar
county. Eighteen years ago he set
tled on a homestead of ICO acres in
that county, at which time he was
worth $100. He now has 1,400 acres
of fine land, a splendid house, barns
and outbuildings, 100 head of cattle,
110 sheep, 17 horses and 100 hogs.
He markets every 6cason a large
amount of farm produce, his sales of
cattle alone last season amounted to
?4,000. Let anyone, but for a mo
ment, look at these figures, and then
ask himself, "Docs farming iu Ne
Imagine the misery of a person
who always conceals his real self
under a mask never taking it off
evon in mo3t far.-aliar momenta.
General State Item.
From Nebraska Rural.
Mr. John Craig, of Colfax County,
has 1,000 head of sheep which be baa
kept for a number of years and
they arc considered a profitablo
investment. His flock sheared be
tween six and seven lbs. per. bead a
Mr Neidig, former proprietor of
the Marshalltown, Iowa, Republi
can, has sold that property and in
vesting in several thousand sheep,
and bus embarked in sheep raising
about ten miles south of Columbus,
Nebraska. Success to him.
James Iluutcr and Cash Reynolds
arrived receutly at Kearney with
4,000 sheep, which thoy drove
through from New Mexico with but
little loss. They stopped at Kearney
to shear, getting about 10,000 lbs. of
wool. The hheep are to bo taken
1). A. Lord of Columbus has 800
head of grade merino sheep that
sheared 7 pounds of wool; each
one buck sheared 23 lbs. Mr.
Lord informs Rural NEin:AsncA,that
he considers sheep raising a proflt
ble businesv, and that his flock is
iu a thriving condition.
Two Newsboys were stuuding in
front of a Houston cigar store when
one of them asked the other: Have
you got three cents? "Yes, well I've
got two cents; give me your three
cent and I'll buy a five-cent Ha
vana cigar." "All tight," says No.
2, handing out the money. He enters
the cigar store, procures the cigar (on
credit possibly) lights it and puffs
with a great deal of satisfaction.
"Come, now, give us a pull," saya
No. 2; "1 furnished more than half
the money." "I know it," savs tho
smoker, "but then I'm president
and you are stockholder; you can
spit." The subsequent proceedings
have already been communicated to
the public Galveston News. .
The U. P. R. 11. Compauy showed
its characteristic good will to tho
people of David City in arranging
the Fourth of July excursion from
Osceola to points cast. From Osce
ola to Wahoo. distance of round
trip about 13G miles, they charge
exctirsionsists $1.50, or 1 and 7-C3
cents per mile. From Osceola to
David City, distance 50 miles they
charge excursionists 1.50, or three
cents per mile. Under the circum
stances, the people of David City
can afford to smile at this evidence
of railroad spleen.
Oh! Soul of Honor, thy name is
Union Pacific David City Repub
lican. Scene iu a horse-car. Seats all
occupied. Enters a person dressed
as a lady. Bright little boy rises and
offers his seat. Lady drops into it
u ith an air of slight disdain. Boy
'Oh I beg yoy,r pardon, did you
speak? "Lau,rJ8Vp Kdidu't say
' f0 mCi !
thought vou saitH7;LXyoo.' La
dy in high dudgeon "You may
have your scat. Boy (resuming it)
'Well I'll thank you." Passen
gers convulsed. Lady disappears at
noxt street crossing. Boston Trans
cript. That was a close call on tho
county Commissioners; when an
injunction was served three minutes
alter the bonds had been signed and
delivered. The U. P. attorneys had
men watching for them several days.
It is a case of very fine work to
build this new road. There will be
some things not easily forgotten in
the ou -coming years. Butler Co.
A Kansas farmer purchased a re
volver for his wife, and insisted ou
target practice, so that she conld de
fend the house in case of hi3 absence.
After the bullet had been dugout
ofhislegandthecow buried, he said
he guessed that she'd better shoot
with an ax.
Hayes has succeeded in making
the Democrats in Congress appear
like the Kentucky politician who
called on President Jackson and de
manded the English mission, and fi
nally compromised on a pair of old
pants. Vive la Bourbon.
Twenty-six hundred and forty im
migrants crossed the Missouri river
in this State at Nebraska City, dur
ing the month of May. There were
1,150 loose cattle and 3S0 head of
hordes with them.
The hand of time imperceptible in
its touch steals the color from our
opinions and like those who look on
faded pictures we wonder at having
been struck with their force.
Dress is only an accessory, that
should seem to belong to the wearer
and not the wearer lo it.
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