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VOL. X.-NO. 22;
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1879.
WHOLE NO. 490.
(lulu mb us
Grain, Produce, Etc.
Goofl Boocls ana Fair Dealing.
NEW STORE, NEW GOODS.
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anywhere in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sta.
North of Foundry. "!T
HARNESS k SADDLES
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Harness, Saddles, Bridles, and Collars,
kucps constantly on hand all kinds of
whips, Saddlery Hardware, Curry
combs, Brushes" Bridle Bit, Spurs,
Cards. Harness made to order. Re
pairing done on short notice.
NEBRASKA AVENUE, Columbus.
(Successors to Gus. Lockncr)
Dealer ix all kixds ok
Tlir Improved Elntrd Hmfster, Wood Kinder,
Moners Krapers, and Splfltatn. AUotlir
runout Minnesota CliirfThmher.Uodgp'
Hradrr. and Wlnslilp Ilro.' crlrbra-
tcd Vanrlmi Win J Kill Tamp
etc., Ilsser Top ofall st jtos
Farmers, loolc lo your ln
tcrcbtrtand rIvcuh a. call.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PEEPUMEEY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept on hand be
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
One door I?:ist of Galley, on
Manufacturer and Dealer in
BOOTS AND SHOES!
A complete aworttamt of Ladles' and Chil
drrnc Shoo Vrpt on hand.
All Work Warranted!!
Our blotto Good stock, excellant
work and fair prices.
Especial Attention paid to Repairing
Cor. Olive and 12tlt S(.
COLUMBUS BRICK YARD,
(One mile west of Columbus.)
THOMAS FLYXN.t SON, Propr'g.
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
Always on Hand. In.
QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COLUMBUS, NEB
" ' A TTOHNJCY A T LA W.
Will practice in all the court" of the
State. Prompt attention given to all
business entrusted to his care.
Office: Up-stairs, one door east of
JocuxAi. ollice. Columbus. 4T!1-Cm
Carpenters and Contractors.
Have bad an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Our motto i&,"Good work and
fair prices-. Call and give us an oppor
tunity to estimate for vou. jSTShop at
tin- Big Windmill. Columbus, Xebr.
-XKLSOX MII.I.KTTT HVROX MILLKTT,
Justice of the Peace and
;. :xii.i.i:tt t so.,
ATTOKNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. B. They will give
eloe attention to all business entrusted
to them. 248.
2. s. ca::. j. 3. caitp.
OAREW & CAMP,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
AND REAL EST A TE AGENTS.
Will give prompt attention toailbui
nesi entrust! J to them in this and ad
joining counties. Collections made
Office on 11th street, opposite Hcintz's
drug-store, Columbus Neb. Spricht
Deutsch Parle Francias.
Physician and Surgfon.
at all hours
IF YOU have any .real estate for sale,
if vou wish to'buy cither in or out
of the'eity, if you w'isli to trade city
property for lauds r land for city
property, give us a call.
WAISWOi:TII & JOSSELYX.
EIEMEll & STOLCE keep constantly
on band and furni-h in the wall,
the best of brick. Orders solicited. Ad
res, as above, box 95, Columbus. 478.
"VTOW IS THE TIME to secure a lifc
1 like picture ol yourself and chil
dren at the New Art Boom, east 11th
street, south side railroad track, Colum
17S.tr 31 r. S. A. .Iossklyx.
KELLY & SLATTERY,
HOLDS HIMSELF IN READINESS
for any work in hi line. Before
lettinir vour contracts for buildings of
any description call on or address him
at Columbus, Neb. 23"First-ci:ins ap
paratus for. re mo ving buildings.
FOR SALE OR TRADE !
MARES I COLTS,
Horses or Oxen,
SA1(IE.E: IMKVIES, wild or broke,
at the Corral of
-Jiil OEKUAB1) .t ZEIOLEB.
Chicago Barber Shop.
CpritB "Si:l Ekbj,"
HA1U CUTTING done in the latest
styles, with or without machine.
None but lirt-class workmen employed.
Ladies' and children's hair cutting a
specialty. Best brands of eigaro eon
Mantlv on hand.
472 Gin Proprietor.
JOHN Hl'BER. the mail-carrier be
tween Columbia and Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday except Sun
day at G.i'rlock, sharp, pa'ssing through
Monroe. Genoa, WaUrville, and to Al
bion The hack will call at either of
the Hotels for passengers if orders are
left at the pot-office. Rates reason
able, $2 to Albion. 222.1 y
GOOD CHEAP BRICK !
A TMY RESIDENCE.onShell Creek,
J. three miles eat of Matthis's bridge,
70.000 pro oI. liurtl-lmriit brick
which will be sold in lots to suit pur
chasers. 448-tf GEORGE HENGGLER.
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER & KNOBEL, Prop's.
IfEEF ON HAND all kinds of fresh
. meat. and smoked pork and beef;
also freh iis-h. 3Iake sausage a spec
ialty. jSTRcmcmber the place. Elev
enth St., one iloor wekt of D. Rvau's
IT. S. EXAIIAI.AG SUESGEO.'V,
FFICE HOURS, 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to
4 p. m., and 7 to 9 p. m. Oliice on
Nebraska Avenue, three doors north of
E. J. Baker's graiu olb'ee. Residence,
corner "Wyoming and "Walnut streets,
north Columbus," Nebr. 433-tf
Dictrick nivnt Market.
Washington Arc, nearly opposite Court House.
O-WING TO THE CLOSE TI.MES,
meat will be sold at this market
low, low down for cash.
Best steak, per lb., 10c.
Rib roast, " . . . . Sc.
Boil, " 6c.
Two cents a pound more than the above
prices will be charged on time, and that
to good responsible parties only. 2(J".
BE OF GOOD CHEER. Let not the
low prices of your products dis
courage you, but rather limit your ex
penses to your resources. You can do
so by stopping at the new home of your
fellow farmer, where you can find good
accommodations cheap. For hay for
team fcr one eight and day, 25 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: ilcals 25 cents;
beds 10 cents. J. B. SENECAL,
i nillp cast of Gerrard's Corral.
-pvlt. It. J. REIL.IY,
Office on Thirteenth Street,
Opposite Engine House, Columbus, Neb.
Er spricht Deutsch. 4S0-X
IT-ELLEY & SLATTERY,
" House Moving
and house building done to order, and
iu a workman-like manner. Please give
us a call. jSTShop on corner of Olive
St. and Pacific Avenue. -ISS.tf
Manufacturer and Dealer in
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
ALL KINDS OK
Store on Olive St., near the old Post-office
Columbus Nebraska. -147-ly
MRS. W. L. COSSEY,
Dress and Shirt Maker,
3 Doors West orStllliimnN Drus Store.
Dresses and shirts eut and made to
orderand satisfaction guaranteed. Will
also do plain or fancy sewing ot any de
scription. 33T PRICES VERY REASONABLE.
Give me a call and trv mv w oik.
LAW, REAL ESTATE
"VfONEY TO LOAN in small lots on
111. farm property, time one to three
years. Farms with.somc improvements
bought and sold. Office for the present
at the dottier House, Columbus, Neb.
GEORGE N. DERRY,
House k Sign Painting,
t? aEAima, qlazbt:.
H2TA11 work warranted. Shop on
Olive street, opposite the "Tattersall"
UNDERTAKER, KEEPS ON HAND
ready-made and Metallic Coffins,
Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane
Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal
TuUsjtes An. ojpa:itt Cesri Etue, Colsata:, IWi
IJ. I. Time Tsible.
Emigrant, No. 0, leaves at . G:2. a. in.
Passeng'r, ' 4. ' " 11:00 a.m.
Freight', " H, " ' . . 2:15 p.m.
Freight, "10, " " .. 4:G0a. m.
Freight. No. 5, leaves at 2:00 p. m.
Passpns'r, " , " " 4:27p.m.
Freight. " !, " " . 0:00 p.m.
Emigrant. " 7. " ". 1:30 a.m.
Every day except Saturday the three
lines leading to Chicago connect with
U P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day, as
shown bv the following schedule:
A. S. Paddock, U. S. Senator, Beatrice.
AI.VIN Saunders, U. S. Senator, Omaha.
T. .1. MA.IORL. Rep.. Peru.
E. K. VALUNTINK, Rep., West Point.
Ai.bixus Nanck, Governor, Lincoln.
S.J. Alexander, Secretary of State.
F. W. Liedtke, Auditor, Lim-oln.
G. M. Bartlett, Treasurer, Lincoln.
C. J. Dilworth, Attorney-General.
S. R.Thompson, Supt. Public Iustruc.
II. C. Dawson, Warden of Penitentiary.
a-iLGoiSE7, 1 rrison TSI,ectorP'
Dr. J. G. Davis, Prison Physician.
H.P. Mathewson, Supt. Insane Asylum.
S. Maxwell, Chief Justice,
George B. Lake,! Ass0riatc jmlges.
Amasa Cobb. )
FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
G. W. Post, Judge, York.
M. B. Reese, District Attorney, Wahoo.
M. B. Hoxie, Register, Grand Island.
Wm. Ativan, Receiver, Grand Island.
J. G. Higgins, County Judire.
John Stauffer. County Clerk.
V. Kununcr, Treasurer.
Henj. Spielinan, Sheriff.
R. L. Rossitcr, Surveyor.
John Walker, V CountyComntisioner..
John Wise. J
Dr. A. Heiutz, Coroner.
S. L. Barrett, Supt. of Schools.
S. S. McAllister,) Tc,icosof thePeice
Bvron Millett, f JUC"CCS01 tnel eace
Charles Wake, Constable.
C. A. Spcice, Mayor.
John Wermuth, Clerk.
Charles Wake. Marshal.
C. A. Newman, Treasurer.
S. S. McAllister, Police Judge.
J. G. Routson, Engineer.
st li'ard J. E. North,
G. A. Sehroeder.
2d Ward E. C. Kavanaugh.
R. II. Henry.
Sd Ward-E. J. Baker,
Celmnnus Post Office.
Open on Sundays trem 11 a.m. to 12 i.
and from 4:30 to C p. m. Business
hours except Sunday 6 a. m. to p. m.
Eastern mails close at'll 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 Osceola and York,Tuesdays,Thurs
days and Saturdays, 7 A. M." Arrives
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,
6 p. M.
For Weir, Farral and Battle Creek-,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,
C a.m." Arrives Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays, at 0 p. M.
For Shell Creek, Creston and Stanton,
on Mondays and Fridays at C a. m.
Arrives Tuesdavs and Saturdays, at
6 p. M.
For Alexis, Patron and David City,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
1 p. M. Arrives at 12 M.
For St. Anthony, Prairie Hill and St.
Bernard. Saturdays, 7 A.M. Arrives
Fridays,' 3 P.M.
HV AUTIIUn OILMAN.
The gravest animal is the ass, the
gravest bird the owl, and the grav
est fish the oyster. It is the fools
only wlio are always serious. Grav
ity is often the very essence of im
posture. Gravity of demeanor is no
test of mental capacity. There are
people who think they are pious
when they are bilious. Most of you
can call to mind persons who never
make an attempt at mirth. I have
seen some as invincible as the old
lady at Concord: "Have you given
electricity a trial for your complaint,
madam?" asked the minister as he
took tea with the old lady. "Elec
tricity?" said she. "Well, yes, I
reckon I have. I was struck by
lightning last summer, and hove out
of the window, but it didn't seem to
do me no sort of good."
On the morning after the first de
livery of a lecture iu a Massachu
setts town the driver who was
taking me to the station said to me:
"That was pretty tol'rablc good what
you gaye 'em up to the hall last
night. I haven't 6ecn nobody that
didn't like it but old Deacon Fry,
and lie never likes nothing. He said
it might be well enough for light
minded kind of folks, btft he tho't
there was parts on it was dreadful
shallow." The principlo of mirth is
not a deep one, but it is as innatcin
the mind as any other original facul
ty we possess. More sayings and
incidents provocntive of true mirth
can be found nowhere than iu our
Northern States on all subjects. We
are apt to find only what we look
for, and this peculiar wit often has
to be explained to people in good
I once heard a man inuuired of in
a shop as to the health of his wife.
"Oh, well," said he, "she's pretty
poorly; she don't seem to get no
better at all. She has been sick
about seven years, now, and the
doctors don't appear to know what
to make ol it ; but she kind o' hangs
alonjr, and it is a ureat trial. I de
clare, I do wish she'd get well, or
something." Hut the other party
gravely acquiesced, and neither of
them saw anything funny in it.
Frequently the speaker lias no
adequate conception of the force of
his own remarks. "I'm kept so busy
with this big estate my brother lelt
me," said a sharp Yankee lawyer,
"I declare, sometimes I almost wish
John hadn't died."
I remember having read, in a let
ter from a tourist in our Northwest
ern States, a description of the
difficulty of shooting the rapids of
one of our Northern rivers, and the
slow process of poling up stream
again. Two of the settlers under
took Jo dispense with the usual
boatmen ; the boat was upset, and
the two adventurers were swept
rapidly down the river. A tall,
gaunt shop-keeper ran down the
pier, crying, "Save the red-headed
one! For Heaven's sake, save the
man with the red head!" This
started the people to work, and they
saved him. The tall, gaunt man
waited to see that life was not quite
extinct, and then turned away with
the remark, "I wouldn't have had
that man drowned for consid'able.
He owes me .$10." "Well, there's
something in that," said one of the
by-standers. "I expect a man don't
know how valuable he is in this
world till he owes somebody some
money. Then folks want to know
where he's goin'."
A stage-driver in the While
mountains, when asked what he
thought of the Notch, replied:
"Well, I was born around here, you
know, and I don't mind it so much.
But, if I should go down to New
York, I reckon likely I'd gawk
around considerable myself."
Violent contrasts arc common to
both wit and humor. None of the
more acute writers on mirth vary
much from this idea. The most ex
haustive definition has been given
by Dr. Barrow: "Sometimes the
wit of a thing lieth in the pat allus
ion to a known story; sometimes it
is wrapped up in a dress of humor
ous expression ; sometimes couched
in a bold form of speech or in acute
nonsense; sometimes in an affected
simplicity; sometimes from a crafty
rcstiug, but oftcner from one hard
ly knows what."
But we may get a more distinct
idea from the remark of Hazlitt:
"Man is the only animal in the world
who laughs, because he is the only
one who can 6ee the difference be
tween things as they are and things
as he knows they ought to be."
During the existence of the Dorr
Rebellion in Rhode Island, the lead
er of the insurgents drew up his men
on the summit of a hill near Provi
dence. Pointing to the advancing
troops, he said : "Yonder, my men,
come tho enemy; the aristocrats,
who robbed you of your suffrages, j
Fight "era to the lastgaBp, and, if you I
have to retreat, do it with your face
to the foe, selling your life dearly at
eyery step you lake; and (as the
troops came nearer,) as I'm a little
lame, I guess I'll 6tart now."
When the charming Sidney Smith
complained to a Yorkshire lady that
it was so hot he wished he could
take off his flesh and sit in his bones,
we detect the same principle. A
small boy was hoeing corn in a ster
ile field by the roadside when a.
passer by stopped and said: "'Pears
to me your corn is rather small."
"Certainly," said the boy, "it's dwarf
corn." "But it looks as if you
wouldn't get more than half a crop."
"Of course not," said the boy ; "we
planted her on shares." In a Cape
Cod village, some years ago, lived a
very argumentative schoolmaster.
One day he opened an attack upon
a travelingsalcsman, an Englishman,
telling him that our folks could
"lick" his folks, easy. "Ah, yes,"
said the Englishman, ''but how was
it at the battle of Long Island
Brooklyn heights how was it
there?" ,;Oh, yes, I remember that,
now you speak of it," replied the
schoolmaster. "That wasn't of no
account. Somehow, our folks didn't
appear to take no sort of interest in
that scrimmage!" A boy who was
too lazy to work on a farm was ask
ed by his father what kind of busi
ness he would like to go into. The
boy said he thought he would like lo
go into a counting-room in Boston,
for he thought it would take a long
time to find him a place, and, mean
while, he could remain idle. So
they sent for a school-master to see
what the boy knew about arithme
tic. "Tel! me," said the school
master "how much would 9 lbs.
of beef cost at 9J cents a pound ?"
"That's a hard one to do." said the
boy, "with two halves iu it. Couldn't
you make one of 'em a ten ?" "Very
well," said the school-master; "then
tell us what 10 pounds of beef wo'd
cost at ly, cents a pound?" The
boy was in a quandary. He had no
idea of the multiplication (able, but
he was a Yankee boy and he got out
of the scrape. "Seven cents and a
half a pound," said he: "pshaw!
that's nonsense. You can't buy no
kind of beef for ly, cents a pound."
Another Yankee boy invented a
fiying-machine, but kept everything
secret, and sprung fiom the eaves of
his father's barn with the machine
and nearly broke his neck. Look
ing up he saw his brother Bill look
ing out of one of the barn-windows,
and Bill asked him : "How do you
like flyin', Tom ?" He had his wits
about him, and instantly replied:
"Oh, fly in's well enough ; they aiu't
no trouble about flyin'; lightin's the
An old man in a Massachusetts
town, an old farmer from the North
parish, entered the village bar-room
one evening. "Oh," said he, "you'd
outer bin over to our place this
mornin': Pettcngill's new barn was
burnt down flatter'n Jerusalem."
lie was asked by half a dozen voices
how it happened. "Well, you see,"
said he, "Pettengill was away, and
Zeke, the Irishman, he went out to
shoot one of them brown owls that
come around in the daytime. The
wadding set fire to the hay, and the
whole thing's burnt up, and no in
surance on it. Pettengill's most
crazy about it." Silence in the bar
room for several minutes, perhaps
out of sympathy for Pettengill.
Then an old fellow inquired with
eagerness: "Well, did he kill the
owl?" There is very little senti
ment in the miud of the true Yankee
countryman. His utterances are
sometimes solid to a ludicrous de
gree. A rather said to an old ac
quaintance who came to condole
with him on the uumauagcablcncss
of his two sous who had committed
a burglary in the next town, and had
both been sentenced to prison : "It
is pretty rough on me to have them
both go to onct, but there is one
thing to it when it comes night
now you know where the boys be."
.During the voyage home of several
New England farmers from the
Paris Exposition, a Scotchman used
to air his knowledge every day.
Talking one day about the ravages
of blackbirds and crows in the corn
fields, the Scotchman asked why
they didn't dress a bale of straw up
like a man to frighten them away.
"Well, said one of the farmers, "that
is ingenious, but it's nothing com
pared with the article I've been over
lo Paris to get patents on. Did you
ever hear of Gen. Leonidas Brown
low's double-back-action, anti-friction,
"Goodness, no," the Scotchman re
plied. "I never heard of it. What
is that?" "Why," said the farmer,
"it's such an efficient machine that
when the crows and blackbirds see
it work they not only get away
quick, but it scares them so that they
hurry to bring back what they've
stolen before !" A well-known pub-
lie man in Maine, some twenty-five
years ago, used to tell this story.
He found, one time, that he had two
or three days to spare, and inquired
of the hotel clerk where he could
find some shooting. A countryman
who stood near by, said he "ought
to go out on the Scarborough road
about six miles, over the bridge, and
he'd find a pair of bars on the left
hand side. Put tho bars up again,
because the critters might get out,
then go up the hill, and that will
bring you out right by the old
'Squire Risley's barn, and like
enough he'll be around there him
self; he's most always around." "1
don't know 'Squire Rislcy,"said the
stranger, "and don't know his barn
from any other barn." "Oh," re
plied the oounlryintu, "you'll know
him the minute you set eyes on him.
He'll have on Nankeen trousers at
this time of the season of the year.
His wifo makes them for him, out of
a piece he took for a bad debt. And
when you see him once you know
him, for he's pleats all over that's
the way his wife makes them. He's
like the morning sun all rays.''
In a Vermont village a tall and
awkward beau called to see his
young lady, and found her engaged
with other company. To set matters
right he gave them a riddle. "There
was two boys playin' on the side
walk, and a man asked them wheth
er they were any relation. The boy
replied: 'Sir, that boy's mothcrand
mine was twin sisters, and yet we
aiu't cousins.' The girls guessed at
it for half an hour and gave it up.
'Is there any solution lo it, Mr.
Brown?' one of the girls asked.
'Oh, yes,' he replied, 'it's easily ex
plainedthat boy lied.'"
The Snow ofAge.
No snow falls lighter than the
snow of age; but none is heavier,
for it never melts.
The iignre is by no means novel,
but the closing part of the sentence
is new as well as emphatic. The
scriptures represent age by the al
mond tree, which bears blossoms of
the purest white. "The almond tree
shall flourish" the head shall be
hoary. Dickens says of one of his
characters whose hair was turning
gray, that it looked as if time had
lightly splashed his snows upon its
"It never melts" no never! Age
is inexorable. Its wheels must move
onward they know no retrograde
movement. The old man may sit
and sing, " I would I were a boy
again" but he grows older as he
sings. He may read of the elixir of
youth, but he cannot find it; he may
sigh for the secrets of that alchemy
which is able to make him young,
but sighing brings it not. He may
gaze backward with an eye of long
ing upon the rosy scenes of early
years, as one who gazes on his home
from the deck of a departing ship,
which every moment carries him
farther away. Poor old man I He
has little more to do than die.
"It never melts." The snow of
winter comes and sheds its while
blessing upon the valley and the
mountains,butsoon the swectspring
comes and smiles it all away. Not
so with that upon the brow of the
tottering veteran. There is no spring
whose warmth can penetrate its
eternal frost. It came to stay. Its
single flakes fell unnoticed and
now it is drilled there. We shall
see it increase until we lay the old
man in his grave. There it shall be
absorbed by the eternal darkness
for there is no age in heaven.
Yet why epcak of age in mourn
ful strain? It is beautiful, honora
ble, eloquent. Should we sigh at
the proximity of death, when life
and the world arc so full of empti
ness? Let the old exult because
they are old. If any must weep let
it be the young, at the long succes
sion of cares that are before them.
Welcome the snow, for it is an em
blem of peace and of rest. It is but
a temporal crown which shall fall at
the gates of Paradise to be replaced
bv a brighter and boiler.
A. IV cittern Juryman.
It was out West, in one of those
local courta where a friendly, talka
tive way marks the intercourse be
tween Judges, juries, counsel and
clients. A man of the law, after
developing considerable eloquence
and perspiration in behalf of a pris
oner, perorated by saying: "Gen
tlemen, after what I have stated to
you, is this man guilty ? Can he be
guilty? Is he guilty?"
Greatly to his disgust, the foreman
of the jury, after a copious expecto
ration, replied: "You just wait a
little, old boss, and we'll tell you."
As the poker-player would say:
"Foreman had the age, and counse
lor passed out."
Jay Gould, it is confidently assert
ed, has purchased the Denver and
Rio Grande road.
ICcpubllcnn .lutliclul Conven
tion. Columbus, Sept. 24, 1879.
Republican delegates to the 4th
Judicial Convention assembled at
the Court House in the city of Co
lumbus, at C o'clock p. in., and the
Convention was called to order by
lion. M. B. Reese, of Saunders coun
ty, on whose motion K. II. Dean,
Esq., of Butler county, was chosen
temporary chairman, and on motion,
D. C. McKillip, of Seward, was ap
pointed temporary secretary; and
on motion, a committee of three on
credentials was appointed consisting
of M. B. Iteese, of Saunders, J. D.
Sterrett, of Dodge, and J. L. Mc
Pheeley, of Seward ; and on motion,
a committee of live, consisting of
Patterson, of Merrick, Abbott, of
Hall, Brown, of Colfax, McCnuc,
of Butler, Cornish, of Polk, was ap
pointed on permanent organization.
Recess of ten minutes.
After recess committee on cre
dentials reported the following del
egates, with proper credentials,
Butler county Calmar McCune,
J. C. Roberts, Abel Hill, E. R. Dean,
Colfax county H.C.Ru3scll,Johu
P. Sprecher. bv nroxv II. C. Russell.
John L. Clubmen, J. W. Brown,
Dodge county L. M. ICeene, J.D.
Sterrett, ,T. C. Blackman, D. Moore,
E. C. Burns, II. P. Bcebe, J. D. Ster
rett, proxy for E. C. Burns, A. C.
Briggs, by J. C. Blackman, proxy,
Hall county Henry Nuun, C. D.
Ellison, J. IL Woolen, proxy, C. II.
Col well, B. O. Abbott, proxy,
James Jackson, G. II. Bush, by (J.
II. Thummcl, proxy, W. N. Gillett,
Hamilton county D. A. Seville,
E. J. Hiner, Win. II. Waters, A. W.
Agce, by S. S. Hayden, proxy, four
Howard county J.N. Paul, A.A.
Kendell, by E. M. Collin, proxy, E.
M. Coffin, three votes.
Merrick county John Patterson,
R. F. Steele, W. E. Lcacher, W. R.
Morse, Mat Donaldson, five votes.
Platte couuty Geo. W. Clother,
J. B. Wells, Phil. Cain, M. K. Tur
ner, J. J. Trueman, live votes.
Polk county J. P. Ileald, N. A.
Cornisb, W. F. Louger, II. C. Bit
tenbender, four voles.
Saunders county L. W. Gilchrist,
J. N. Davis, by M. B. Reese, proxy,
Isaac Coberly, T. B. Wilson, Geo.
W. Burton, by L. W. Gilchrist,
proxy, M. B. Reese, six votes.
Seward county John L.McPhee
ly, R. S. Norval, II. M. Col man, by
J. L. Mcl'heely, proxy, S. B. Clark,
D. C. McKillip, Geo. F. Ilnrlburt,
by D. C. McKillip, proxy, six votes.
York county W. T. Scott, J. II.
Cleaves, David Dunn, Martin Burns,
J. A. McKillip, by J. II. Cleaves,
proxy, five votes.
Nance county M. S. Lindsay.
It was recommended by the com
mittee on credentials that Nance
county be permitted one representa
tion in this convention.
On motion, report on credentials
was accepted and committee dis
charged, and report adopted, and on
motion of Mr. Patterson, of Merrick,
the officers elected as temporary
were made the officers of the con
vention. The convention being duly organ
ized, and on motion of Gov. O. A.
Abbott, of Hall county, Hon. Geo.
W. Post was unanimously chosen
by acclamation as the Republican
candidate for Judge of the 4th Ju
dicial District of Nebraska.
On motion, convention proceeded
to elect the following committeemen
from each county in the 4th District :
Butler, J. C. Roberts; Colfax, II.
C. Russel; Dodge, J. D. Sterritt;
Hall, Henry Nuun ; Hamilton, E.
J. Heincr; Howard, E. M. Coffin ;
Merrick, John Patterson ; Platte, T.
C. Ryan; Polk, N. A. Cornish;
Saunders, L. W. Gilchrist; Seward,
J. L. McPheeley ; York, Lee Love ;
Nance, B. D. Slaughter; Gov. Ab
bott, at large.
On motion, adjourned.
On illount JElna.
The Italian government is about
to construct a large observatory on
on Mount Etna. A site has been
selected at a height of 9,052 feet
above the level of the sea, near the
Casa degl' Inglesi, so called from a
building erected there in 1811 by the
English during their occupation of
Sicily. The purity of the atmos
phere i3 so great at this elevation
that the planets can be observed
with the naked eye almost as well
as with telescopes of low power
through the thick atmosphere of
towns. Venus, when shining alone
iu the heavens, casts a distinct shad
ow. This will be the second loftiest
observatory in the world, the United
States Bignal station at Pike's Peak,
in Colorado, at an elevation of 14,
336 feet, being the loftiest station.
A 31cdIIc.omc .A'aturc.
For the credit of human nature, it
is to bo hoped that the men who de
scend from their proper sphere to
meddle with the domestic duties of
tho household are few and far be
tween. The male housekeeper car
ries the common. purse, which he
hold with an iron grip, pinching
every quarter that he grudging!)
doles out for family necessaries till
the very eagle on it squeals, and his
wife feels her degradation to the
depths of her soul. Such a man's
" bpttcr half" is au utter nonentity,
with far less independence of soul
and body than the untutored servant
in the kitchen, whoso wages supply
her humble needs, and who, if she
is not satisfied, can at any time
change her condition. How many
wives of male housekeepers have
even one dollar a week to spend
exactly as they choose, " and n
questions asked," and who docs not
know that more genuine satisfaction
can be gotten out of ten cents abso
lutely wasted than from ten dollars
used for mero necessaries? The
male housekeeper always deals with
the butcher and grocer by tho week
or fortnight, to save trouble, and so
always carries that curse to ccon.i
my, a grocory book. Thus the wifo
is forced to trade at one or two par
ticular stores, and if they have not
the articles required, she must do
without them. How infinitely bet
ter to set aside a certain amount, be
it ever so small, according to the
salary of the head of the family, for
household expenses, and let the wife
manage it her own way. Ninety
nine times out of a hundred she will
make it go farther than a man can.
Then no more pinching, contriving
and cajoling: no more "books" at
butchers and grocers, where one U
continually in debt, often purchas
ing what one cannot afford, some
times paying for more than one get?,
and taking up with an inferior arti
cle when better could be bought in
the market for lcs3 money if one
only had cash iu hand. A wife
bears her full share of the common
burden by daily cares and thought
ful management for the comfort of
the family, and is entitled to her
share of the common fund, which
division should be just as cheerfully
rendered by the head of the firm as
with any other partner.
Hogs I'nttenctl lYithont 'orn.
As I have made a most successful
experiment in fattening hogs thin
season, I feel it my duty as well as
my pleasure to give your readers
the benefit of it. Early in April I
planted an acre in my extra early
sweet potatoes expressly to turn my
hogs on. I also planted two acres in
chufas for the same purpose. The
chufas I planted in drills about two
feet apart, and abont a foot apart in
the drills ; they nearly covered the
whole ground. The sweet potatoes
were large enough to cat on the 1st
of August, when the ground was
literally full of them. Then I turn
ed on them forty hogs. After they
had run on them some six week1;
and began to get full and lazy, I
turned thorn on the chufas. I never
saw hoga improve so fast. As I had
often heard old farmers say hogs
must have corn to harden the flesh,
I gave them about eight bushels.
This is all the corn the hog9 have
ever had. On the 23th of November
I killed them, and I have the finest
meat that I ever tasted. The flesh is
firm and has a sweetness that I have
never before tasted in pork, as fresh
meat. It is more delicious than the
tenderest turkey. The same land
that I had in these sweet potatoes
and chufas would not have brought
more than twenty bushels of corn in
all. I have long contended that wc
could not afford to raise corn on onr
poor, old, sandy lands to feed stock,
aud when I can make such meat on
sweet potatoes and chufas, I would
not feed on corn if I could make 100
bushels to the acre. C. A. Peabody,
in Farm Journal.
On the 21at ult. the Golden Gate
was gorgeously arrayed in honor of
America's great General. The bay
was dotted with crafts of every class
and brilliant with sail aud bunting,
and thronged with thousands of
people waiving a hearty welcome to
the honored and distinguished guest.
The scene in San Francisco harbor
was simply magnificent. After
landing, iu response to a speech,
the General said,
"Fellow-citizens of San Francisco:
After twenty-five years' absence I
am glad to meet you, andaxsureyou
of my cordial thanks for the kind
greeting you have given me. I shall
stay in your city long enough to
greet you more fully."
The following expression appear
ed the next day in the city papers :
"Both General and Mrs. Grant ex
pressed their appreciation of the
handsome reception accorded to
them by the people of California.
and were particularly impressed
with the good conduct of the people
throughout the demonstration, aud
the entire absence of anything like
rude crowding from the thousands
gathered to welcome them.
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