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VOL. X.--NO. 25.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1879.
WHOLE NO. 493.
Grain, Produce, Etc.
NEW STORE, NEW GOODS.
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anyichcrc in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sts.
North of Foundry. "fi7
Manufacturer anil Dealer in
Harnes2f Saddles, Bridles, md Collars,
keep constantly on band all kinds of
whips, Saddlery Hardware, Curry
combs, Brushes, Bridle Bits, Spurs,
Cards. Harness made to order, Ite
pairing done on short notice.
NEBRASKA AVENUE, Columbus.
(Successors to Gus. Lockncr)
Dealer ix all kinds of
liif Iinpraied Elntnl Hirtwter. Wood Binder,
iloHt-n, ltrir, mad Stirilalrt. Alto the
llradrr. and Vtushtp Bros.' rflfbra-
ted Vinrlett Wind Hill rumps,
etc., Rainrr Top ofll stiles
Farmcro, loolc to your ln-
teroBtMnndu;lvouH n call.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc.,
And allirticlcs usually kept on hand by
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
One door I2u-t of Galley'", on
COLUMBUS. : NEBRASKA
Manufacturer and Dealer in
BOOTS AND SHOES!
X complete assortment of Ladlfft'anJ Call
drrn' Shoes kfpt on hnd.
All Work Warranted!!
Our blotto Good stock, excellent
work and fair prices.
Especial Attention paid to Repairing
Cor. Olive unci 12th Sin.
COLUMBUS BRICK TABD
(One mile west of Columbus.)
THOMAS FLYNN & SON, Propr'p.
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
Always on Unnd In
QUANTITIES to suit PDRCHASERS
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
nnflRnnfta null Pair Mm
OFFICE. COLUXBUS, NEB
12th Street, 2 doors west of Hammond House,
Columbus, Neb. 491-y
Dealer in BE A L ES TA TE,
GENOA, NANCE CO., ... NEB.
ATTORNEY AT LA W.
Will practice in all the courts of the
State. Prompt attention given to all
business entrusted to bis care.
Office: Up-stairs, one door east of
.Journal office, Columbus. 479-6m
S. MUJJ DOCK & SOX,
Carpenters and ontractors.
Have had an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Our motto is, Good work anil
fair prices. Call and give us an oppor
tunity to estimate for von. KSTShop at
the Bis "Windmill, Columbia, Xcbr.
NKION .MILLETT. BYRON MILLETT,
Justice of the Peace and
iv. jixi.L.?-nvr Ac sox,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. X. B. They will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to them. 248.
H. 0. CA2EVT, J. S. CAS?.
CAREW & CAMP,
Attorneys and Counselors it Law,
AMD REAL ESTA TE AGENTS.
Will give prompt attention to all bus:,
ness entrusted to them in this and ad
joining counties. Collection made
Office on 11th street, opposite Heintz's
drug-store, Columbus, Neb. Spricht
Deutsch Parle Francias.
3r. i-:. I.. SIGCSBIVN,
Physician and Surgeon,
at all hours
IF YOU have any real estate for sale,
if vou wish to'buy either in or out
of tbe'eity, if you wish to trade city
property for lands, or lauds for city
property, jrive us a call.
WaUSWOIITH & .TnssT.I.YN.
RIEMER & STOLCE keep constantly
on bund and furnish in the wall,
the best of brick. Orders solicited. Ad
ress, as above, box 03, Columbus. 47$.
"MOW IS THE TIME to secure a Jife
1 like picture of yourself and chil
dren at the New Art Uoonis, east 11th
street, south side railroad track, Colum
478-tr -Mrs. S. A. Joss.ki.yx.
KELLY & SLATTERY,
OLDS HIMSELF IN READINESS
. for unv work in bis line. Before
letting vour contracts for buildings or
anv description call on or address him
at Columbus. Neb. J3"First-class ap
paratus for removing building.
FOR SALE OR TRADE !
Horses or Oxen,
SAIII.r FO'KKS, wild or broke,
at the Corral of
42!) m GERKAHD & ZEIGLER.
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER & KNOBEL, Prop's.
KEEr ON IIAND all kinds of fresh
meats, and smoked pork and beef;
also fresh fish. 3Iakc sausajrc a spec
ialtv. j2TReinembcr the place. Elev
enth St., one door west of D. Ryan's
Chicago Barber Shop.
HAIR CUTTING dono in thn latest
styles, with or without machine.
None but lirst-elass workmen employed.
Ladies' and children's hair cutting a
specialty. Best brands of cigars con
stantlv cm hand.
472 mn Proprietor.
JonN IIUBER, the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday except Sun
dav at C. clock, sharp, passing 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 post-office. Rates reason-able,?-
to Albion. 222.1y
GOOD CHEAP BRICK !
MY RESIDENCE, on Shell Creek.
ree miles eat of Matthis's bridge,
70,000 (food, bard-burnt brick
which will be sold in lots to suit pur
chasers. 41S-tf GEORGE HENGGIER.
V. S. EXAMI3iIXG JUUGF.O.'t
COLUMDUS, : NKURA&KA.
OFFICE HOURS, 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to
4 p. in., and 7 to 9 p. m. Office on
Nebraska Avenue, thice doors north of
E. J. Baker's grain office. Residence,
corner Wyomin? and Walnut streets,
north Columbus," Nebr. 433-tf
Dictrlclffc Jlcnt larket.
WavlilBjttoa Art., nerly cppowlte Cart Boom.
OWISG TO THE CLOSE TIMES,
meat will be sold at this market
low, low down for cash.
Best steak, per lb., 10c.
Rib roast, . . Sc.
BoH, " 6c.
Two cents a pound more than the above
prices "will be charged on time, and that
to good responsible parties only. 267.
M. K. J. KEII.ILY,
Office on Thirteenth Street,
Opposite Engine House,Columbus,Neb.
Er spricht Deutsch. 489-x
IZELLEY & SLATTERY,
and house building done to order, and
in a workman-like manner. Please give
us a call. J3TShop on corner of Olive
St. and Pacific Avenue. 4S5-tf
Manufacturer and Dealer in
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
ALL KINDS OK
Store on Olive St., near the old Post-office
Columbus Nebraska. 417-ly
""MRS.W.L. COSSEY, -
Dress and Shirt Maker,
3 Doors U'est orstillinan's Dru - Store.
Dresses and shirts cut and made to
order and satisfaction guaranteed. Will
also do plain or fancy sewing of any de
scription. EST PI1ICES VEUY BKASONABLE.
Give me a call and trv niv v oik.
LAW, REAL ESTATE
MONEY TO LOAN in small lots on
farm property, time one to three
years. Farms with some improvements
bought and sold. Office for the present
at the Clother House, Columbus, Neb.
GEOEGE N. DERRY,
rArun,is ir.,. t. c:... nn:i:-
&ClM5V5i..- .w -
' uiAiiuna. uiAi.n,rf.
" Paper Hnnffinsr,
3T All work warranted. Shop on
Olive street, opposite the "Tattersall"
UNDERTAKER, KEEPS ON IIAND
readv-made and Metallic Collins,
Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane
Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal
rui!tst:a lit. appsaite Cestt H:i:e. Critata, Sei
U. I. Time Tnlilv
Emigrant, No. fl, leaves :it
Pass-enjr'r, " 4, " "
C:25 a. m.
2:15 p. m.
4:30 a. in.
Freight, " 10,
Freisbt. No. .1, leaves nt
Passens'r, " :!, '
Freight, " D, " "
Emi-rant. " 7. "
2:00 p. m.
1:30 a. m.
Every day except Saturday the tbrce
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. ft. Paddock, U. S. Senator, Beatrice.
ALVIN SAUNDERS, U. S. Senator, Omaha.
T.J.MAJOKL.Rcp.. Peru. .
E. K. V.M.KNTINE, Rep., A est Point.
Albinus Nancu, (Jovemor, Lincoln.
J. Alexander, Secretary of State.
F. W. Licdtke, Auditor, Lincoln.
G. M. Bartlctt, Treasurer, Lincoln.
C. .7. Dilworth, Attorney.fleneral.
S. R. Thompson, Supt. Public InsM-uc.
II. C. Dawson. Warden of Penitentiary.
)'. y- Abbey, 1 pris01, inspectors.
C. II. Gould, j . . ,
Dr. .1. G. Davi, Prison Physician.
II. T. Mathewson, Supt. Insane Aylnm.
S. Maxwell, Chief Justice,
George B. Lake.) Ag5!0c.iate Judges.
rouitTii judicial distiuct.
O. W. Post, Judtjp. York.
M. B. Reese, District Attorney, " alioo.
3L B. Hoxic, Register, Grand Island.
Wiu. Ativan, Receiver, Grand Island.
J. G. Higgins, County Jiulire.
John Staufl'er, County clerk.
V. Kummer, Treasurer.
Renj. Spielman, Sheriff.
R. L. Rosssiter, Surveyor.
John Walker, CountyCo
John AYise. )
Dr. A. Heintz, Coroner.
S. L. Barrett, Supt. of Schools.
S. S. JIcAUistcr,l .TPticesof IhePeace
Byron Jlillett, j JCC!i0' ltJ pce
Charles Wake, Constable.
C. A. Speice, Jlayor.
John Wermuth, Clerk.
Charles Wake, Marshal.
C. A. Newman, Treasurer.
S. S. JlcAllister. Police Judge.
J. G. Routson, Engineer.
st rardJ. E. North,
G. A. Schroeder.
'2d IParrf E. C. Kavanaugh.
R. H. Henry.
Sd irorrf-E. J. Baker,
Columbus roil Office.
pen on Sundays lrm 11 a.m. to 12 m.
and from 4:30 to G r. ji. Businei
hours except Sunday 6 A. m. to S p. jr.
Eastern mails close at 11 a. m.
Western mails close at 4:15 p.m.
Mail leaves Columbus for Jiadison and
Norfolk, daily, except Sunday, at 10
A. M. Arrives at 4:30 p. m.
For Jlonroe, Genoa, Watervillc 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. si.
For Wolf, 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 Stantou,
on Mondays and Fridays" at 6 a. u.
Arrives Tuesdays and Saturdays, at
For Alexis, Patron and David City,
Tuesdays, Thursdars and Saturdays,
IP. M. Arrives at 12 M.
For St. Anthony, Prairie Hill and St.
Bernard. Saturdays, J a. m. Arrives
JMPyT- - - -i- JMT.-!
a deer uurvr.
A "lick' is a salt spring, so called
by hunters because wild auiuials
resort to it and lick the briny ground.
The writer has seen the vicinity of
such springs trodden by the beasts
of the forest as hard as a cattle-yard.
A singular trait of many wild creat
ures is never to seek drink or salt
by daylight, instinct seeming to tell
that safety requires such visits to be
made at night.
The incident I am about to relate
occurred in Ohio, in the autumn of
1812, while the Indians were en the
war path; but a the settlement
where it happened was not so far lo
the front as many others, it was not
thought to be in so great danger.
However, every family was provid
ed with arms, and a log fort had
been built as a defense in case of
One day, just at dusk, Robt. Page
and his son Jimmy, an athletic lad
of sixteen, posted themselves on a
rude scaflblding twenty or thirty
feet from the ground, in an enor
mous branching tree within short
gun-shot of u lick. From this perch
a clear view opened toward the lick,
while 011 moonlight nights lhc trod
den space was distinctly visible.
Here they had often concealed them
selves to obtain venison for the
family, and, having fixed their guns
in rest, remained as silent as (he
trees around until the game ap
peared. On the night in question, several
hours passed while our hunters lis
tened patiently for noises denoting
the approach of game.
At last the boy's quick hearing
detected footsteps. Distant and
faint at first, they steadily drew
nearer, but, at the same time, (hey
were so heavy and inelastic, unlike
the steps of wild animals, that the
listeners were mystified, if not
alarmed. On they came, trampling
through the woods, and as they
emerged into the moonlight, in the
vacant spot near the spring, Mr.
jl'nge .iiul Jimmy counted a war
party of sixteen Indians. Much to
their surprise, the red men halted,
and, building a tire 011 the hard
trodden ground, proceeded to broil
venison, roast nuts and parch corn.
While eating they kept tip an inces
sant jabbering, enough of it being
understood by Mr. Page to prove
that they were on the way to attack
the settlement at daybreak.
Of course, upon the discovery of
this bloody purpose, the two whites
were overwhelmed by their feelings,
for the first house in the settlement
was their owu, scarcely a mile dist
ant, where Mrs. Page and several
children would be easy victims.
"What should be done? To descend
from their covert and hurry on to
give alarm seemed impossible with
out being heard bv the Indian. To
fire on them would avail but little,
and would not save the settlement
Much smothered whispering pnss
ed between father and son before a
decision was reached. Often they
sighted their guns nt the Indians,
almost resolved to begin the fray at
all hazard. But at length Mr. Page,
himself unfitted by rheumatism for
such an attempt, reluctantlyconscnt
ed to Jimmy's urgency, and the
brave lad undertook the dangerous
experiment of descending and flying
to alarm the .settlement. -Removing
his heavy home-made boots and
leaving his gun, he began, with the
stealth of a cat, to make his way to
The savages were not- sixty feet
distant, and the least noise would
reach their ears, arouse their suspi
cious, aud start them on a search.
But he was equal to (he occasion
and, after several minutes of intense
listening, the father knew by a faint
rustling that his boy had reached
the leaf-covered earth.
But now came a greater peril ; for
one can hardly walk in the woods
without snapping twigs and dis
turding leaves. At the foot of the
slope, six or eight rods below, ran a
wide, shallow brook, and if he co.uld
reach that in safety the rest of the
trip would be less difficult. Step by
step he felt the way with his naked
feet, vet not without several noises
that caused the Indians to grunt,
significantly, and the father to trem
blo for the consequences. Once
there came such a sound from the
direction of- the brook that two or
three savages sprang to their guns,
but Mr. Page made a noise like the
snort of a frightened deer, drawing
their attention to a different course
and cause, and soon their suspicions
At length Jimmy stepped into the
cool stream, aud felt sure of the
balance of his (ask. Still he pro
ceeded with the greatest, caution
until he knew he was beyond the
hearing of the savages, when he fled
like the wind to warn the settle
ment. Arriving at home, it took but a
moment to arouse the family and
start them for the blockhouse, or
fori. Then he sped on to other
cabins aud gave the alarm, "iiitil, in
a little longer lime than it take? to
tell it, the whole settlement was
warned and flocking into the fort.
Men came armed and stern for the
fight, women with their tender
babes and children, frowsy-headed
and half-clothed as they had tumb
led out of their trundle-beds. Such
alarms aid night scenes on the bord
ers are among the most thrilling,
chapters in American history.
Tlio plan of defense adopted by
the settlers on this occasion was an
ambuscade. All the women and
children were committed to the
block-house under the care of half
a dozen of the elderly men, while the
able-bodied fighters concealed them
selves in the log-house of Mr. Page,
the first likely to be attacked. Long
before daybreak this plan was ready
for execution, (he little log fort
being securely closed, the defense
less within it, and some twenty
(rusty guns waiting in the cabin to
give the red men a welcome.
But we must return to the hunter
in the tree and the unsuspecting foe
by (he deer lick.
After Jimmy left, Mr. Page laid
his plans to descend as soou as the
Indians started, and, following in
their rear, take a hand in the fight
which he expected to occur. Slowly
the night passed, the moonlight
growing fainter until he could no
longer see the savages. At length,
when morning was evidently near,
he heard them take up the line of
march, their stealthy tread quickly
passing toward the settlement. It
was but an instant's work for him to
clamber ""down and follow them,
taking, however, a somewhat diff
erent route, so as not to fall into
their hands if any of them should
linier on the wav.
When he came to the clearing a
quarter of a mile from his own house
he hid himself and waited Vor cir
cumstances to develop his part in the
fray. He had not long to wait.
Just as it became light enough to
sight a gun, a musket shot and then
several together broke on the silence
but with such a smothered sound
that his practiced ear knew that they
were fired from within a house, and
hence were the guns of the white
men. At the same instant several
warwhoops burst on the air, but in a
tone indicating surprise and alarm.
These sounds explained the am
buscade to Mr. Page, and knowing
the Indian habit of retreating singly
and not in company from a defeat,
he kept sharp watch from his hiding
place and, in a few moments, saw a
warrior running toward the woods
to escape. With unerring aim he
sent a bullet nfler the fugitive.
Hardly had he reloaded when anoth
er similar target appeared, and met
the same fate. Other shots were
hen id in the direction of the house,
and soon a third savage, hurrying
toward the forest, passed within
range of our hunter's rifle and was
At length a general silence pre
vailed, and Mr. Page, leaving I113
hiding-place, crept slyly toward the
scene of the principal fight. Ere
long he met some of the -neighbors,
aud together they continued to
search for the savages. But it was
found (hat they had fled from the
clearing, all except the slaiu, eleven
in number. Not a white person
In the nllernoou a burial treuch
was dug on a little knoll on the
Page farm, and (he bodies of (ho red
men solemnly laid therein ; then
a log fence was built about it, aud
the little enclosure, still preserved,
is known to this day as ''The Indian
Jimmy died iu the autumn of
1870, a venerable, white-haired pat
riarch, and at his own request was
buried iu the same inclosure.
A school mistress had among her
scholars' one incorrigible little miss,
upon whom "moral suasion" seem
ed to have no effect. One clay, out
of all patieucc with some misde
meanor on the part of the child, she
called her up to the desk and ex
postulated with her on the impro
priety of fier conduct, setting forth
the enormity of her offences, etc.
The young girl paid little or no at
tention at first, but at length she
seemed to realize her guilt more
fully, and watching her teacher
closely, seemed to drink in every
,word she said. The lady began to
have hope; her instructions were
evidently making an impression.
At length, she made a slight pause
for breath, when up spoke the
child, with eyes fixed upon her gov
erness, and with the utmost gravity :
"Why, Miss Joues, your upper jaw
don't move a bit!"
It is easy to pick holes in other
'people's work, but far more profit
able to do better work yourself.
" SOMEBODY LOVES ME."
A Story With a Good Moral Con
nected "With It.
Two or three years ago (he Su
perintendent of jihe Little Wander
er's Home, in 11 . received one
morning a request from tl.c judge
that he would come to the Court
House. He complied directly, arid
found there a group of seven little
girls, ragged, dirty and forlorn, be
yond what even ho was accustomed
to see. The judge, pointing to them
(utterly homeless and friendless),
"Mr. T , can you take any of
"Certainly, I can take them all,"
was the prompt reply.
"All ! What in the world can you
do with them!"
"I'll make women of them!"
The judge singled out one, even
worse in appearance than the rest,
aud asked again :
"What will you do with that one?"
'I'll make a woman of her," Mr.
T repeated, firmly and hope
fully. They were washed and dressed
and provided with a supper and
beds. The next morning they went
into the school-room with the chil
dren. Mary was (he little girl
whose chance for better things the
judge thought small. During (he
forenoon the teacher said to Mr.
T iu reference to her:
"I never saw a.child like that. I
have tried for an hour to get a s"mile
and have failed."
Mr. T said afterward, himself,
that her face was the saddest he had
ever seen sorrowful beyond ex
pression; yet she was a very little
girl, only five or six years old.
After school he called her into his
office and said, pleasantly :
"Mary, I've lost my little pet. I
used to have a little girl here that
would wait on me, aud sit on my
knee, and I loved her very much.
A kind lady and gentleman have
adopted her, and I should like for
you to take her place, and be my
pet now. Will you ?"
A gleam of light flitted over the
poor child's face, and she began to
understand him. He gave her ten
cents and told her she might go to
the store near by and get some cau
dy. While she was out he took two
or three newspapers, tore (hem in
pieces, and scattered them about the
room. When she returned he said.
"Mary, will you clear up my office
a little for me, and pick up the pa
per and see how nice vou can make
She went to work with a will. A
little more of (his kind of manage
mentin fact, treating her as a kind
father would wrought the desired
result. She went into (he school
room a.'ier dinner with so changed
a look and hearing that the teacher
was astonished. The child's face
was absolutely radiant. She went
to her aud said :
"Mary what is it? What makes
you look so happy ?"
"Oh. I've got fiomn one (o love
me!" the child answered earnestly.
if it were 1
were heaven come down to
P'"Trflffwas all the secret. For waut
of love that little one's life had been
60 cold and desolate that she had
lost childhood's beautiful faith and
hope. She could not at first believe
in the reality of kindness or joy for
her. It was the certainty that some
one had loved her niiJuesireti'h"er
aliection tli'iit Iigiited the cliihrV soul'
ir finjim'i 1 Jr:cftlnlrrrrTMTM'lJTlTrrn
ana gionneu tier laco.
r-i,'VrfiTffii-.3.if,-tu niiii 1 fin
Mary has siuceT been adopted bv
-iTyigifv. y '- - -' '-"-
wealthy people and lives in a beau
tiful house; but more than all its
beauty aud comfort, running like a
golden thread through it all. she
still finds the love of her adopted
father and mother.
Protecting Tree in Winter.
Many fruit trees are lost every
year for want of n little care at the
proper time. Many young tree3 are
destroyed' by rabbits, and many
almost every winter by the heat of
the sun in warm days towards
spring. Frequently the rays of the
sun, shining on the south side of the
tree, will take out the frost, and, if
near spring start the sap, and prob
ably in a day or two it will turn
very cold. This sudden thawing
and freezing will cause the bark to
crack up, and perhaps peel off tbe
next summer, and very frequently
kill or cripple the tree. A preven
tive" is to take what is called "straw
bdard," or the thick paper used
under the ceilings in building houses
or to take tin, or basswood, or hem
lock bark, and put around tbe tree,
and let it extend pretty well up
around the body of the tree, so it
will keep the sun from taking the
frost out. When setting trees, they
should be marked, so that tbe side
of the tree that stood to tho north in
the nursery is set to the north when
put in the orchard. This will also
save many trees.
The Wife Set-ret.
"I will toll ou (ho secret of our
happy married life," said u gentle
man of three score aud ten. " Wc
had been married for fort) enis;
niv bride u a the beilo of New York
when 1 1u.n1 1 in In r. and I houirli I
loved her for l-ei-ilf. si ill a Invely
flower is all the livelier piUM-d in
an exquisite vase. My wife kuew
this, and, true to her genuine re
finement, has never, in all these
forty years, appeared at the table or
allowed me to see her less carelessly
dressed than during the days of our
honey-moon. Some might call this
foolish vanity; I call it real wo
manliness. " I presume I should not have
ceased to lore her had she followed
the cxamplo of many others and,
considering the cvery-day life of
home necessarily devoid of beaut',
allowed herself to be careless of
such measures as dressing for her
husband's eye: but love is increased
when we are proud of the object
loved, and to-day I am mom proud
of my beaut 1 t'u i w i f c wit ir'lie'r siP
verynair and gentle face, than of
theme of every tongue.
or every tongue. Any
any can win a lover;
(k . 1 i .
few can Keep them after years of
Iu all the little courtesies of life;
in all that makes one attractive and
charming, in thoughtfulncss of oth
ers and forgetfulness of self, every
house should be begun and contin
ued. Men should be more careful
to sympathize with and protect the
wife than the bride more willing
to pick up her scissors, hand her the
paper, or carry her packages than if
she were a lady ; and as no young
woman would for a moment think
of controling the engagements aud
movements of a young gentleman,
neither should she do so when he is
her husband. If by making herself
bright and attractive she fails to
hold him.compulsion will only drive
him farther from her. 1I"2t6J'fe
licve it possible to retain the friend
ship of anv one bv demaudmgit. I
do not think it possible (o lose it bv
--l- - " '"' - 'm , 1 fl r -imii a
A question of "home government"
is on the carpet down in Texas.
Though there ha been no yellow
fever at Galveston, the city of Hous
ton has "quarantined" against her,
and stopped all trains, passengers,
and trade coming from the former
city, including of course the U. S.
mail. The National Board of Health
having decided the quarantine un
called for and illegal, a TJ. S. Mar
shal with a squad of JO men proceed
ed in a train prepared to arrest all
persons interfering with the train,
passengers or mail matter. But ar
riving at Houtson the City Marshal
proved too "numerous" for the force
on the train and arrested everybody,
including the TJ. S. Marshal ami his
posse. This little Texas war is a
fine illustration of the beauties of
"home rule," showing how nice and
comfortable it is for ono community
to destroy the trade and interfere
with the personal liberty of citizens
of another and rival community,
under the pretext of "quarantine,"
or any other excuse that a munisci
pal government may at auy time
trump up. But the government
cannot interfere according to our
Democratic platforms, and Houston
and Gnlvoton may fight it out as
best they can, with "home troops."
What is the uso of a National Gov
ernment, anyhow? State legislators,
county 6heritTs, and city marshals
are all-sufTJcient to protect the peo
ple, and before their wisdom and
discretion should the flag of the
Federal Goverumont be lowered at
all times. Lincoln Journal.
"This world is not our home."
Every mail brings us news from
harvest field3 of death, and news of
disasters on sea and land. People
are hurried into eternity without a
moment's warning. How true it is
that "this world's a wilderness of
woe." wnat is me, mat we Bnouia
prise it so highly? Why worry
over the miseries of our fleeting ex
istence? Why struggle for wealth
or fame? Why should we be con
tentious, when those with whom we
contend are only frail mortals who
may to-morrow be "mouldering
back to their mother dust." Why
should we be envious of others who
have been successful in the race of
life. "The tall, the wise, the rever
end head, must lie as low as curs."
The lesson for us all is that we have
no right to be selfish, unkind, un
charitable; but lifo need not be
thinking always that we are making
"funeral marches to the grave." The
world is bright with sunshine and
happiness for all who choose to
"walk in tho light," or In other
words for all who choose to do right.
to everv man is his
The death of Mr. Denton, of Di-'-aware
county, I own, recalls a storv
which he me( to tell. In the eirlv
d:is ol (he Illinois Contra! Rtilw v
(he line was nut fenced, aiid oiu d iv
Iho cows uHoii!!iiir ton Metl.(di-i
fleryj man were killed. Being m d
fur duiiMgcs. 1 Iu- Complin ip 'v 1
iu intuit u it!i case 01 :i. 1 in-, : -ideut
01 the road direrM Mr I). 1 -ton
to lake $500 in gold ..-. i . '
Springfield aud retain Abraham
Lincoln, whom he knew well, for
the Company. Mr. Lincoln replied
to his request, "I am sorry you
didn't come yesterday, Nick, for I
have been retained by the preacher
and his friends." Denton explained
fully the importance of the case to
the Company, and then, pulling two
buckskin bags filled with gold out
of his pockets, he put them dor. 11 on
the table before the lawyer, with a
startling chink, saying: "Mr. Lin
coln, the President of the Company
authorized mo to hand you this r -taincr
of $500 to take our case." Mr.
Lincoln jumped to his feet flushed
with auger. "Nick Denton" he said,
"I have given my promise to the
preacher and his friends, and (ho
Illinois Central hasn't moncyenongli
lo buy me away from I113 side. I
don't know that I shall ever get a
dollar from him, but I'll do my best
to make your company pay for (hose
cows." Denton said that he never
felt so mcau and small iu his life as
he did at that moment. And iu
1SC0, fhough a Democrat, 1 c used lo
say during the presidential campaign
that Lincoln was the noblest man
Atll Vou Arc Able.
A venerable and distinguished
Bishop once advised a body of min
isters as follows: "Owe no man
more than yon are able to pay ; ami
permit no man to owe you more
than you are able to lose." A ration
al application of (his advice would
divest the credit system of many, if
not of all its objectionable features.
Consistent with the first part of the
exhortation, young men and older
one as well arc admonished to be
content with a gradual addition to
their property of any kind. If one
h.19 not the money to spare for much,
let him confine himself to the little.
After a while he can easily venture
on another part; and, after waiting
and earning, on still another and
another, cither paying as he goes, or
surely avoiding heavy indebtedness.
Do not attempt too much at once.
Do what you can afford this time,
and put off the other things to an
other time. Don't try to bnild too
much aud too fast. Don't buy at
once all the furniture you would
like to see in your house. Improve
and increase your implements and
stock by degrees. A little that is
paid for U far better than much that
you owe for. Debt, bankruptcy
and distress come often from bur
dening the present for tho sake of
the future. It is easier to pay little
debts every uow and then, than to
pay a large debt at one time. AH
who have tried Iheni know that
large debts arc costly aud unpleasant
When to Pniat House.
Paint applied to the exterior of
buildings in autumn and winter will
endure twice as long .13 when ap
plied in early summer or hot weath
er. In the former it dries slowly,
and becomes hard, liko a glazed sur
face, not easily affected by the hot
weather, or worn off by the beating
of storms. But in very hot weather
the oil in the paint soaks into the
wood at once, leaving the lead near
ly dry and ready to crumble off.
This last difficulty,, however, might
in a measure be guarded against,
though at an increased expense, by
first going over the surface with raw
oil. Furthermore, by painting in
cold weather tho anoyance of small
flies, which invariably collect during
the warm season on fresh paint, is
avoided. As an offset to this, there
is a trouble with slow-drying paint;
it is that the dust, which always will
collect upon exposed surfaces, will
keep collecting as long as the paint
is not dry, and stick to it, so that to
obtain a smooth surface, free from
adhering dust, it ia necessary to se
cure quick drying. Thl3 Is espe
cially the case when varnishing ; wc
have often been disappointed, and no
doubt so have many others, that the
varnish U3ed dried so slowly that the
dust had time to settle on it before it
A young lawyer ofBo3ton says
that persons seeking solitude, where
they can commune with their own
thoughts uninterruptedly, should
como to his office where it is a3
quiet as tho grave.
Conversational powers are sus
ceptible of great improvement by
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