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COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 1879.
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Every day except Saturday the three
lines leading to Chicago connect with
V P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day, aa
shown bv the following schedule:
Columbus Post Office.
Open on Sundays troni 11 a.m. to 12 m.
nnd from -:30 to (i r. m. Business
hours except Sunday 0 a.m. to 8 p. m.
E stcrn mails close at 11 A. m.
Western mails close at 4:13 p.m.
Mail leaves Columbus for 3Iadison and
Norfolk, daily, except -Sunday, at 10
a.m. Arrive at 4:30 p. m.
For Monroe, Genoa. Waterville and Al
bion, dnily except Sunday G A. M. Ar
rive, same, C p.m.
For Oxccoln and York,Tuesdays,Thurs
days and Saturdays, 7 a. M. Arrives
Mo'ndavs, Wednesdays and FridaTS,
For Wolf, Farral and Rattle CreeK,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,
6 a. M. Arrives Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays, at l! P. M.
For Shell Creek, Crcston and St-inton,
on .Mondays and Fridays at G A. M.
Arrives Tuesdays and Saturdays, at
G p. M.
For Mcxik, Patron and David City,
Tuesday. Thursilavs and Saturdays,
1 P. m. Arrives at 12 m.
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NOW IS THE TIME to secure a life
like picture of yourself and chil
dren at the New Art Rooms, east 11th
street, south side railroad track, Colum
47S-tf Mrs. S. A. Jossklyx.
KELLY & SLATTERY,
HOLDS HIMSELF IN READINESS
for any work in his line, ltefore
let tine your contracts for buildings of
any description call on or address him
at Columbus, Neb. JSTFirst-class ap
paratus for removing buildings.
FOE SALE 0E TEADE !
MARES 1 COLTS,
Horses or Oxen,
S,lIlI.i: KK IKS, wild or broke,
at the Corral of
4 GERRAItl) & ZEIGLER.
Chicago Barber Shop.
0;;ulta "Sik1 2.-ui,"
HAIR CUTTING done in the latest
styles, with or without machine.
None but tirst-class workmen employed.
Ladies' and children's hair rutting a
specialty. HENRY WOODS,
472 Gin Proprietor.
JOHN IiritER. the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday except Sun
day at O.i'cloek, sliarj), passing through
Monroe, Genoa, Waterville, and to Al
lion The hack will call at eithei of
the Hotels for pas-engers if orders are
left at the post-oflicc. Rates reason
able to Albion. 222.1y
GOOD CHEAPBEICK !
AT MY RESIDENCE, on Shell Creek,
three miles caitof3Iatthis's bridge,
70,000 pooI. lianl'Iiumt brick
which will be sold in lots to suit pur
chasers. 4IS-tf GEORGE HENGGLER.
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER &KNOBEL, Prop's.
KEEP ON HAND all kinds of fresh
meats, and smoked pork and beef;
alo fresh fish. Make sausage a spec
ialty. 3j"Rcmcmbcr the place. Elev
enth St., one door west of D. Ryan's
u. s. isxAMirvirvc; sukgeo."i,
coLfMnus, : nebkaska.
OFFICE HO I RS, 10 to 12 a. in., 2 to
4 p. 111., and 7 to V p. in. OHicc on
Nebraska Avenue, three doors niirih of
E. J. Baker's ;raiii oflieo. Resilience,
corner Wyoming and Walnut streets,
north Columbus, Ncbr. 433-tf
IHelricks' 31nt Jlnrkct.
Washington Atcm cparly opposite Court lions?.
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 responsible parties only. 207.
MRS. W L. COSSET,
Dress and Shirt Maker,
3 Doon wt orstllliuan's Dru? Store.
Dresses and shirt cut and made to
order and satisfaction guaranteed. Will
alo do plain or fancy sewing of any de
scription. 13- PRICES VERY REASONABLE.
GiTc me a call and try my work.
F A It .11 1? IIS!
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 hv stopping at the new home of your
fello'w farmer, where you can find good
accommodations cheap. For hay for
team for one night and day, 23 cts. A
room furnished with a cook stove and
bunks, in connection with the stable
free. Those wishing can be accommo
dated at the house of the undersigned
at the following rates: Meals 25 cents;
beds 10 cents. J. It. SENECAL.
i mile east of Gerrard's Corral.
UNDERTAKER, KEEPS ON HAND
ready-made and Metallic Coffins,
Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane
Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal
Tt&setoc It. e;?!t Cmrt En, fchslcs, VA
Ir. 12. I,. SIGGirVS,
Physician and Surgpon.
at all hours
II II. SIMPSON,
- A TTOltNE T AT LA IF.
Will practice in all the courts of the
State. Prompt attention given to all
business entrusted to his care.
Office: lTp-stairs, one door east of
Joukxal oth'ce, Columbus. 473-Gm
XRLSOX MILLETT. ItYItOX MILLETT,
Justice of the Peace and
iV. MII.r.ETT At SKV,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. It. They will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to them. 248.
GEOEGE N. DEREY,
iPAPEPyx: no I. t:. ti:i:,
s? 1IUU.M) CV Olll illlllllll,
J3T All work warranted. Shop on
Olive street, opposite the "T:itteiall"
Manufacturer and Dealer in
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
ALL KINDS OK
Store on Olive St., near the old Post-office
Columbus Nebraska. 447-ly
H. 0. CA2S7, J. B. CAUP.
CAREW &, CAMP,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
AND REAL ESTA TE AGENTS.
Will give prompt attention toallbuM
ness entrusted to them in this and ad
joining counties. Collections made
Office on 11th street, south of Depot,one
door east of T. C. Ryan's Grocery
Store,Columbus,Xeb. Spricht Detitsch
LAW, REAL ESTATE
MONEY TO LOAN in small lots on
f.irm property, time one to three
years. Farms with some improvements
bought and sold. Ollicc for the present
at the Clother House, Columbus, Neb.
ScJ ii TOte,
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.
33TScIk a First-Class XalIe.
Xcals, 2.r Cento. Lndgings. ...) Cts
Bhct.'Eith: and Wagon Makerr.
ALL KINDS OF
Repairing Done on Short Notice.
Ezcjics, Ta:::, Zt:., Uxit it Crier.
ALL WORK WARRANTED.
They also keep on hand
Furst & Bradley Plows,
SULKY PLOWS, CULTIVATORS, iC.
Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tattcr
sall. COLUMBUS, NEB.
Grain, Produce, Etc.
NEW STORE, NEW GOODS.
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anyichere in the cily.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sta.
North of Foundry. 807
NOT SO BAD, AFTER ALL.
Jtirctl Treat was an eccentric old
bachelor, rich reputedly, and the
proprietor of a handsome country
cottage, where he lived wiih 11 coup
le of orphan nieces, cousins of cacli
other who composed his household.
Of these, Fannie White, by far the
prettier and better of the two, was
her uncle's favorite at least all the
people thought so till the day that
his will was opened.
This was not the only ground
Nora Lester, Fannio's cousin, had
for jealousy. Willard Norton was
the dashingest of beau, and from
the lime that Nora met him, while
visiting some city friends, she had
marked him for her own ; the gen
tleman seemed quite smitten with
her charms at first, and remained as
constant as maiden's heart could
wish till the day he 6aw Fannie
From that day Nora marked a
change in Mr. Norton. For a time
his attentions were pretty evenly
divided between her cousin and her
self; then Fannie received the larg
er share, and very soon the whole
which filled the soul of Nora with
Now, if Nora had opened her
heart to Fannie, with cousinly frank
ness, she would have spared herself
a deal of self-tormenting; for Fan
nie would have told her, first of all
how very little she cared for Air.
Norton, and then, as a great secret,
how very much she did care for Ed
But Nora preferred to brood over
her fancied wrongs, and began to
hate her cousin with an intensity
which the latter was alike incapable
of conceiving or suspecting.
"It is not because she is more
beautiful than I, but because he
thinks she will stand better in our
uncle's will," shrewdly reasoned
Nora with herself.
The death of Jared Treat, and the
reading of his will a few days after
occasioned a change in the relative
positions of the coimins.
When old Air. Gavelkind, in a suit
of solemn black, read to the assemb
led relatives the document in ques
tion, it seemed to sound air enough.
It gave his house, plate, furniture,
moncv and stocks, describing the
whole minutely, to his beloved niece
Nora Lester; "and all the rest and
residue of my property," the will
went on, "I bequeath to my beloved
niece, Frances White."
'What other property had he?"
inquired a curious relative.
'None 1 hat I know of," answered
So Fannie, whom everyone had
looked upon as safe for the lion's
share though nominally declared
residuary legatee, was really, it ap
peared legatee of nothing.
"Jtifrt like the old deceiver!" broke
out Alalilda Briggs, when 6he heard
about it, "to delude the girl with
false hopes, and then cut her off with
nothing, pretending it was some
thing!" Alatilda Briggs, wc should explain
had kept her cap set for Air. Treat
for many years, never giving up the
pursuit till its object took refuge in
the grave a species of absconding.
which she resented as a fraud on her
affections, which it would be over
taxing Christian charity to ask her
When Nora Lester heard Air.
Gavelkind's announcement, there
was a gleam of malignant satisfac
tion in her eves: and that verv
evening she gave her cousin to un
derstand that (die could no longer
remain a guest in her house.
Poor Fannie was surprised and
shocked. She had noticed and been
pained at Nora's coolness of late;
but of its cause, and the unrelenting
hatred which underly it, she was
"I shall expect yon to find another
home to-morrow," ?aid Nora.
There was something so hard and
cruel in the tone and look, that
Fannie shrank back affrighted.
"I will leave at once," she faltered
"As you please," answered Nora,
turning her back haughtily.
Fannie went to her room, lfaetily
packed a few things she hardly
knew what was hers now put on
her bounct and shawl, descended the
stairs, and passed out to the street.
She was hurrying away, without
thinking whither, when a familiar,
kindly voice arrested her steps.
"Where are you going, Fannie?'
"Oh! Air. Proctor" 6he began,
and then broke out in a flood of tears.
Ezra Proctor, Air. Gavelkind's
partner, had been Air. Treat's most
confidential friend, though it was
not he who had drawn his will.
After a few soothing words from
the kindly old lawyer, Fannie be
came more composed, and was able
to explain her situation.
"You mast conio home with me
till wc can find you a belter place,"
said Air. Proctor, drawing her arm
within his own ; "I was just coming
Fannie allowed herself to be led
away, not knowing, in her helpless
ness, what else to do.
As soon as etiquette would permit
Aliss Lester to receive visitors,
among the first to come was Willard
Norton. Though Air. Treat's estate
didn't foot up anything like what
had been expected, still it wasn't to
be despised at least so Air. Norton
He had little difficulty in convinc
ing Nora that he had never thought
of any one but her. An engage
ment followed, and, in due time,
Nora Lester became Airs. Willard
Norton. We are quite sure, we may
add, that Fannie White felt no pang
of jealousy on the occasion.
Fannie was undecided whether to
teach music, go out as governess, or
take a place iu a millinery store.
A solution of her doubts came un
expectedly one day.
Edward Tracey had long loved
Fannie. She knew if, though he
had never told her of it. He was a
young doctor, just beginning prac
tice, and in her uncle's lifetime, had
not felt free to ask her to leave a
home of comfort to eharc his poverty.
By degrees he had won his way, and
was now in receipt of a certain in
come, and felt that, at last, he had a
.. . 1- . i ... .1 , . s
rigui iu speaK 11 is iiiiuu 10 jMiiinie,
and he spoke it like a man. We
will not say how Fannie answered
him; the reader will surmise that.
On the day before their wedding,
Fannie White and Edward Tracey,
iu obedience to a written invitation,
went to the office of Alessrs. Gavel
kind & Proctor, where they found
that Air. and Airs. Norton had ar
rived before them.
When they had all been conducted
to Air. Proctor's private room and
seated, that gentleman thus began:
"The time has come when it is
proper to diclose a matter in con
nection with Mr. Treat's estate,
known, as j ct, to no one but myself."
There was a curious exchange of
looks between the four auditors.
"By Air. Treat's will" continued
Air. Proctor, "read by Air. Gavel
kind, in the presence of those inter
ested, shortly after the testator's
death, certain specific property was
aiven to his neicc, Nora Lester, now
That fortunate lady relied compla
cently on her husband.
"The residue of Air. Treat's properly-"
"As there was no residue," put in
Air. Norton, it can't be necessary to
waste time about that."
"The residue of Air. Treat's prop
erty," proceeded Air. Proctor, disre
garding the interruption, "was be
queathed to another ncice, Aliss
Fannie "White, here present. There
was a residue, and I now deliver it
to the right lul owner."
As he spoke he placed in Fannic's
hand a small wooden box.
"Aly dear, it must be your late
uncle's snuff-box," said Air. Norton,
sneering! to his wife.
"Let me open it," said Air. Proctor
seeing that Fannie's hands trembled.
He touched a hidden spring, and
the lid flew up. A brilliant gleam
dazzled Fannic's eyes. Within the
box, which was lined with velvet,
lay a diamond larger and brighter
than any she had ever dreamed of,
whose facets, as she held it in her
hand, flashed forth rays of many
In the bottom of the box was a
small folded paper. Air. Proctor
opened it and read :
"In this gem I have invested a
hundred thousand dollars. It will
never be worth less. Il is my neice,
Fannie White's legacy, entrusted to
the keeping of my friend, Ezra Proc
tor. I wish it to remain a secret for
two years, unless within that period
some worthy man shall woo Fannie
for her own sake, then let it be given
her the day before her wedding."
Willard Norton and his wife took
their leave, the former muttering
something not quite in the lone
used by the "gentle turtle-dove to
Honor I lie Scin.Hor.
Some people, ignorant of what
good editing is, imagine the getting
up of selected matter to be the eas
iest work in the world to do,
whereas it is the nicest work done
on any paper. If they see the ed
itor, with scissors in his hand, they
are 6ure to say : " Eh, that's the way
you get up original matter, eh?"
accompaying their new and witty
questions with an idiotic wink or
smile. The facts are that the inter
est, the variety and usefulness of a
paper depend in no small degree
upon its selected matter, and few
men are capable of the position who
would not themselves be able to
write many of the articles they see
led. A sensible editor desires con
siderable selected matter, because
he knows that one mind cannot
niako so good a paper as five or six.
Ex-Senator Alcorn, of Alississip
pi, confirms the view of every close
observer of Southern political sen
timent, by saying that there arc
more people iu his State in sympa
thy with the Bourbon ravings of
The Okalona Stales newspaper than
most persons think. He is sorry to
say it, but it is true. "The editor
really means what he says, and
there arc thousands who applaud
him." Talking to a reporter of the
St. Louis Post - Dispatch about
Southern sentiment, Air. Alcorn ad
ded : "As things now are the South
will scid extreme men to Congress.
Take Chalmers, for instance. He is
a true representative of the senti
ment of the South. I tell you many
of the people down there are very
bitter, and I fear to look into the
future." Chalmers ia the man who
stole a scat in Congress by frighten
ing a 10,000 Republican majority
from the polls.
The fire-belching editor of The
Okalona States has been giving his
views about the popularity of his
utterances in Mississippi. He de
clares that the " bruin and weight"
of the Mississippi press coincide
with him. " Ha! f-breed sheets, ed
ited by the coward: and camp-followers,
liars and forgers" in the
party have condemned him, but "the
sound, substantial Democratic edit
to i-h, North and South, who under
stand the principles and purposes of
our party, are with us to a man."
To give the public a clearer idea of
the "principles and purposes of our
party," the editor added : "By the
way, I consider a bastirid Democrat
and a reconstructed rebel the mean
est things that crawl. I can respect
a Radical who is sincere iu his con
victions, no matter how much I may
hate and loathe his teachings, but I
spit upon, I trample under my ycry
feet with scorn and contempt the
sneaking, pitiful, whining spaniel
who professes to be a Democrat, and
who at the same time fawns on the
Radicals, and barks, and snarl, and
yelps at Democrats Hke Col. Harper
and myself, who are bearing the
heat and burden of the day." The
man who says this was greeted with
wild cheers by the assembled edit
ors of Alississippi, and the same
editors who applauded Jefferson
Davis' declaration that lie had never
seen a reconstructed Southern wo
man, will undoubtedly applaud the
kindred sentiment that a " recon
structed rebel is the meanest thing
What is I'ut in I-etler-Itoxex.
The carriers who collect the mail
from street boxes sometimes find
queer deposits therein. Loose silver
coins and loose postage stamps arc
among the principal discoveries,
while a carrier the other day bro't
in a bank-book containing $S5 in
bills which lie had taken from a
lamp-post box. The most remarka
ble instance of absent-mindedness in
this direction was the case, not long
since, of a young man who daily car
ries two leathern bags one for mail
and the other for money, etc. He
deliberately, in a fit of absti action,
walked up to a box iu the Boston
post offiee, and emptied the contents
of one bag, containing several bank
books and bills and chocks amount
ing to thousands of dollars, into the
mail-box, and did not discover his
blunder until lie went into the bank
and handed the receiving teller a
bunch of letters. That young man's
face, it is said, grew so pale as to
frighten every one who saw him
rushing through the streets, eyes
distended, and heart thumping loud
ly in his wretched bosom. He was
made a happier and a wiser man on
receiving at the business office the
bank books and money iu place of
which he gladly tendered his bundle
of mail matter
RruiiiK, nnd not Wealth.
People of smali means do not find
it easy to believe that the power of
money is not omnipotent. The
greatest things which have been
done for the world have not been
accomplished by rich men, or by
subscription lists, but by men gen
erally of small pecuniary means.
The greatest thinkers, discoverers,
inventors and artists have been men
of moderate wealth, many of them
little raised above the condition of
manual laborers, in point of wordly
circumstances. And it will always
be so. Riches are oftener an im
pediment that a stimulus to action ;
and in many cases they are quite as
much a mislortuue as a blessing.
The youth who inherits wealth is
apt to have life made too easy for
him, and he soon grows sated with
it, because he has nothing left to
desire. Having no special object to
etruggle for, he finds time hangs
heavy on his hands ; remains mor
ally an mentally asleep, and position
in society is often no higher than
that of a polypus over which the
Be not mere imitators of other
men's actions, methods and rules of
thought. Use other men's ideas
and experiences as you would a
book or a newspaper, iu stimulating
your own action, in comparing your
own conclusions. You arc not safe
in blindly accepting the deductions
of any man without first upplying
them to the crucible of your own
common sense, to the dictates and
promptings of your own judgment.
You muit bear the burden or the
injury ot your own mistakes ;it will
be difficult for you to find the man
who gave you bad advice after the
crabh has come; most friend? aud
advisers rfVe fair-weather philoso
phers, hence you must mark out
your own pathway of action, irres
pective of the opinion aud advice of
others, except as aids iu forming
your own final judgment. Never
expect that success from borrowed
ideas that you do Iroin such k have
been fully digested aud assimilated
iu your own constitution. You can
not work so well in borrowed
clothes as iu those which have been
made to order.
Eich forest tree depends upon its
own roots for support, and upon its
own leaves for nourishment, and
yet, while each is benefited by the
shelter and protection of its imme
diate neighbors, it would die if de
pendent upon them for anything
further. So all men are dependent
upon each other Tor much that
makes life pleasant and prosperous;
yet a.'ter all no man can achieve
mental growth, success, or high at
tainment except through his own
exertions and his own faculties. The
world delights to aid those who arc
aouuuantiy uoie to take care of
themselves. Those who most need
help are least likely to receive it.
The mental victories achieved
through honest purpose, firm re
solve, persistant effort, arc far more
beneficial to the'indi vidua, as well
as far more satisfying to his better
nature, than the mere acquisition of
property or power through the assist
ance of others, or through the me
dium of questionable practices.
Home is woman's world. The
most sacred, peaceful, beloved and
heaven .born place that earth con
contains. The resting-place of the
weary, the hospital of the sick, the
visiting-place of angels, nnd the fa
vorite resort of the Spirit of God.
It is in the sweet confines of home
that are experienced the most refin
ed and heartfelt joys, the deepest
affections, the truest frienships, the
grandest emotions, aud the most
fervent, devout and &incerc ac
knowledgments of the greatness and
goodness of God. Therefore, I wo'd
impress upou the minds of my sis
ters the great importance of study
ing how to make home pleasant.
Every young woman expects, and is
expected, to preside over a home,
and be a mother iu that home; and
unless she enters her field of labor
with an idea of its importance aud
a knowledge of its duties, her lire is
sure to be one devoid of comfort
In the true Christian home mother
is the mainspring the center, round
which all its joys revolve. Home
has no charm when bereft of a moth
er. It is her gentle love and devo
tion, her tender word: and acts, her
kind manners and intelligent and
elevating influence, that makes the
charm of home greater than all oth
ers. If home possessed no other
charm, the presence of mother
would make it glorious and sub
lime. Our very lives are governed by
love, aud where is there an affection
so pure and true, so from selfishness
and dross, so forgiving, charitable
and vividly alive to our interests, as
a mothers? It is the great refresh
ing fountain of life ! What glorious
love is pictured in a mother's face,
as she fondly gazes on her sleeping
child, as she mines it in its tender
infancy, watches over it in hours of
sickness, toils for its happiness,
counsels it to goodness nnd virtue,
aud mourns to sec it following the
path of vice! Woman's Exponent.
Fashion kills more women than
sorrow aud toil. The kitchen maid
en is healthy her lady has to be
nursed as from the bottle. The
fashion-bound woman has no force
of character, no moral will, no en
ergy. She lives without noble aim.
She accomplishes no worthy ends.
She saves nobody, writes no books,
sets no rich example of virtue and
womanly grace, gives birth to prog
eny without genius and those who
never become eminent. The biog
raphies of all our great men and
women refer readers to strong
minded, healthy, virtuous, laboring
mothers. Fertile soil produces vig
A Ilnntlred Yenre Hence
Alan for the futuro can but reason
from the past. In a hundred yean
he has seen or heard of many chang
es on the wondrous globe he calls
liis home. Great souls have come
and gone; great souls will como
again. Intellect lias quickened the
means of his locomotion, lessened
the Adamite course of toil; intellect
will do so still. So he reasons, and
so his logic rests upon the past. One
hundred vears ago the world travel
ed in lumber coaches and sailed to
sea in slow-going ships. To-day
the iron horse goes tearing through
the land, and steamers bridge tho
widest ocean?. Aronths have chang
ed to weeks and hours. One hun
dred years ago the traveler between
New York and the Illinois wilds
would have made up his mind to a
three weeks trip in lumbering wag
ons, sleepy ferries and uncomforta
ble stages. In this year of graco
1879 two days and one night passed
in ease nnd comfort, sec him safely
at his journey's end. When lita
mnjcsty'3 troops sailed from tho
shores of England to give these col
onists a lesson, they were fortunate
if three weeks' tossing on flic broad
Atlantic brought them within sight
of Newfoundland. To-day an eight
day passage is a matter of course.
Who knows what is to be? Already
whisperings fill the air with won
drous motors. The busy brains of
men work. "Across the ocean in
fifty hours !" so reads the latest tale
a life boat raised by iras and sailed
A hundred years hence! Who
that is horn to-day will live to 8C0
it ? And what if he docs ? Shall he
see a daily balloon to London, aud
an afternoon trip to Florida? Will
the docks, now echoing to the hiss
of steam, be filled by straugc, un
earthly shapes, with wings and fans,
aud gaudy bags and gas? Will
freight trains drawn by noiseless
power, pass swiftly beneath the sea,
aud parcels dart like lightning
around the world ? Stranger things
than these have happened within a
hundred years, and some may live
to see still greater wonders.
St. Paul people arc jubilant over
the prospects of soon having a rail
road running into that town. Wo
understand that the U. P. intends to
submit a proposition to Howard
county for bonds for that purpose.
Greebj Tribune. Like the fair sex,
we expected the U. P. folks to " pop
the question," on "Wednesday last,
but, since they did not, we arc ready
to receive the advances of some
We understand that a letter re
ceived from the B. & AI. Company,
the first of the week, advises the
people of this county not to be in
any haste to vote bonds, as that
Company will make a proposition
within ninety days, to the county.
Flattered by so many Railroad Com
panies, makes us feel as though we
are unable to decide which suitor
we like to encourage the most.
There is no law, however, to pre
vent us from flirting with all of
them if we think best. It is very
fashionable to do so uutil we know
just which one to set our caps for.
So we observe. Advocate.
Some women are inclined to think
that the agitatiou of the suffrage
question is a matter of moonshine.
Airs. Gage shows how it is a case of
bread and butter:
"Let me show you one good that
has come to woman through her
ballot in Wyoming. The payment
of men and women teachers has been
adjusted upon the basis of the same
qualifications, and been thus equal
ized by direct statute for political
power always benefits the parties
holding it. In reading ancient his,
tory we find political power shown
by one person, re-acting upon a
whole class. For instance, the an
cient Romnu women worshiped the
goddess Viriplaca, whose special
mission was to appease husbands;
but after Yolumnia had shown pow
er to stop the conquering march of
her son Cariolanus, at the very gates
of Rome, the whole sex were treated
with more consideration, and a tem
ple wa3 erected to Woman's For
"Our prospects arc encouraging,"
says a democratic exchange. '"The
barn has been etruck by lightning,
said a farmer haud to his phil
osophis employer. "Ah," wa3 tho
reply. "It burned to the ground."
"That's bad," said the farmer. "All
the horses were killed." "That's bad
too," was the response of the gran
ger. "The cows were burnt." "Too
bad" "Everthiug gone," repeated tha
man, "nothing saved bnt the blind
mule." "Was it saved?" said the far
mer, showing some interest. "Yes."
"Well, that's encouraging." "Bat
both of his hind legs are broken."
"Alore encourging still it can't kick
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