The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, November 12, 1879, Image 1

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The Journal
Rates of Advertising.
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Proprietors and Publishers.
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I 4.5H J K.T5 J 10 j" 12 J 15 20
1 l..02.2r. 4f 5 1 3! "10
IJusines and professional cards ten
linos or less .space, per annum, ten dol-
"-. i.rx.-u ntivcni-i'iucni at statute
(SjTOiiloo, temporarily, in ibc Boekur
building, Tfalrteentk-sUColumluis.Nob.
'Tehms rcr year, 52. Six nienths, $1.
Pbrec menth, 5c. Single copies, So..
raio. "j-.iutonal local notices'' fifteen
cents a line each insertion. "Local
noiier ( live cents a line each inser
tion. A ilv i'i-l .!... ;T...i ,.c ito..
VOL. X.-NO. 28.
WHOLE NO. 496.
cial notice.," live ronts :i line first inWI
lion, mrec cents a line each .subsequent
0 tiiinnbus
si w-
Grain, Pro&tico, 3Eto.
.3. IIL'Ii.SO.'V,
not a nr p ublic.
lith S(rtt, 2 !oors west oT ilamiaond lltiuv,
Colttmhvs, Xeh. 401. y
fierier in ItEAL ESTATE.
i issrsis:3 Air::?,
snri Jftir Mm
Qk&ds delivered Fret " ("kfrjie,
itngtrficrc in the rity.
Corner of 13th and Madison St.
North of Foundry- 3"
flmiiiel IFasEw
MutiMfavtiirt i .tii. I li-kl.'i' in
HaiMK, M&h Brfe, a?i Mkh
Kep .-..iistMHth mi huiid all kinds of
wbtf,' Sddlor Hardware, Curry
t.tmb ,. ItrMshcs." KrMIe Bits. Spurs.
OhviIs. Harness hisuV to nrdt-r tte-
ptriMg dotu- oh lori NMti
XI. I.
coLmius unui .stow:.
i MTC -OI: TO lull. ll v.MM II I
Dims, Print Hiiitiie,
Wall Paper, Tail4! Arlrriw.
Will practice in all the court of the
State. l'riHt attention sjiven to all
business entrusted to liia, cafe.
OJfce:- On 11th street, opposite Lin
deH Hotel. 479-Om
Carpenters and Contractors.
Hacijul an extended experience, mid
wilt guarantee satisfaction in u.irk.
All Kind' of repairing done uii short
Mtic. Our motto i. Good wort: and
fair prices. Call and jiive us mi oppor
tunist to estimate for von. XSTShop :it
the Bis Windmill, Coliimhus Nehr.
Kill .Mil. MIl.f.RTT. 1S 1MX SIlLLI-m.
.lHttr.' of the l'l-nce himI J
ouiry riiiine.
A rrOltXKY-i AT LAW, roluui'.-i.
V NelirasKa. N.15. lliey uilliv.
eloe attHtiiii t .ill Iiumiii-ss- 1'iilrnlfil
OjTtccon Tldrtecnth Street.
Opposite Engine House, Columbus, Neb.
JTr sprich t Dcutsch . 4s9-x
IToxtsts ?trovlnu
and houve building done to order, and
in a workman-like manner. Please pve
u a cull. SSTSliop on corner of Olive
St. and racitie Aenu('. 4R5 tf
fanuficturer and Dealer in
Storron Olive St., near the ohU'ost ojlice
Columbus Nebraska. 4 IT-ly
mks ylc6ssey7
Dress and Shirt Maker,
:i hours Wei of Stillnun's Urns Store.
Drcse. and shirts cut and made to
order and s:i! if:u-li. in 'iinr.nit.' Will
al-o do pluin or fane o ing of an do
ci iptiou.
Oive me a call and trv nn wink.
425-1 "
to them.
2 S3.
AHoTHt'vs and (V.t;asii!iy:ji L.nv,
ill v i . prompt attention !oh!1 lni-i-iir-
elitruo-ti-.l ! Ili.-iti iiithiand ad.
i.HOiHir .iiniii i . Jt-.-t iu-
OAv Utit -tr. . :. oittio-iK M.-intN
ilrm . fi.n . ('iiihIisi-. 'l.. plellt
M.itlvil. 1'jil.. Pi .iici.iv.
For the Journal.
1IY X. Y. Z.
"What makes me when I'm called to
Fly quick, for fear my mouth will leak
The .spit-box or the door to seek
What makes my teeth so filthy look.
And down each side my chin a brook,
From what -uch filthy color took?
And what make.-, inn "cni :u n li.-ir"
To wife, and at my children swear?
Oh, it'.s because llind nowhere,
What makes me co through snow or rain
Or quit my work, though hay or t;rnin.
To iro to town so soon again?
My clothe, all ra?s, mid I in debt.
And wife need better clothes, but yet,
My last dollar I'd yive to get
1 know it on my health does feed,
Takes money that my children need:
Makes a sloven of me, this weed.
I've tried to quit, time and again,
Hlltall too stronc is lml. it liiin
And so mut ever o'er me reign
Oh. young men, from this poison shrink!
It is twin b; other to .strong drink.
Smoke not, chew not, nor even think
!ONi:V TO I.OAX in small lots .,n
I ill farm nronrriv. time .me in ilnoo
J. 2. Zi.ll?. ear. Farm with 'some impro ements
iMniu.n. -uni -inn. upice ior me present
the Jollier Dmi-e, folnmbiis, Svh.
iVsX K3r 02A1KKI0. cla:
t'ir- c:. c. ks;s:...
Pliyjc;an imd Surgeon.
gatiii Building.
tSfOlhrt: tqK'Ii
Hi all Mill
-.--hi ' -'
- " S3.i...t Mfii.fri...
i lir U work warranted. Miop on
' Olie str.-i't. opposite tin "Tatter-all"
j Maid: s aprli'.y
i .. i.i.
Best Of Qdi Aai h Prices,
TH. SMI 111 will sti.M W fwmil at the
,1JL old stnd. ami will nnke pte-crip-thM
a sptciult, a luretofre.
IF YOL' Jihvo anv real esiii.- or -.ije,
if yoi wish Jo buy either in or out
f thHtv. if yen w"i-h t ti sd. cit
prqierty for l.ind. or lands for eit
projM'rty. jrive Us a call.
Wadswoutii .t .Jossi:i vs.
:p :b ick!
lIi:Mi:HA; ?T0L i: keep constant ly
11, oh Stand and turui-h in the wall,
the lieM oMtriek. Older- solicited. Ad
ress. i aitiive. tm !.i. Coliunl'i:. 4T-S.
P - T mZ$
U read-made and Metallic Collins,
Walnut F.eiurc Frames. Mends Cjuie
Seat Chair-. Keep- en hand F.Iack Wal
nut l.umbei.
i..V..4.. , ......... r .. jr-...c - Jr - b
di:ai.i:k in
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc.,
Anil all articles Usually kept on Imnd by
J'iiysicittws I'retievijrtions Carefully
One door E2t f nI!i''
invozt(li Strevt.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
A eomiUlnis-oitm. ill ..r ljst!." aiul ( Iiil
lrt nMioes k,t uii IkikI.
All Work Warranted!!
OW IS Till: TIME lo-ecure a life
iN like picture ot onrelf ami chil
dren at the New Art" lioum-. .a-t Mth
street, south side traek.Coluin
bu. Nebraska.
ITH-if Mrs. S. A. 1iski.i.X.
eeiTHAETSi m carfehteh.
for aii woik in his line. T.efore
kiting our contracts for buildings of
an deseription call on or address him
m Columbu-, .b. jX"First-e!ass ap
paratus for reiiioin buildin-.:-.
- Teams of
Horses or Oxen,
SASE2.r: I'O.M KS, wild or broke,
at the i orral of
i2!t (;eei:aki.v zeioleh.
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER & KKOBEL, Proii's.
KEEP ON HAND all kinds of fresh
meats. :,nd smoked poll; and beef;
lo fre-h fish. Make sausage a spec
ialty. Ji:enieinber the place. Elev
enth St., one door wet of 1). llyitn's
hotel. 417-tf
i:2" a. in.
!l:W:i. m.
2:1" p. m.
i:'M a. m.
2:00 p. in.
4:27 p. in.
:00 p.m.
1 :30 a. m.
Our blotto-(!oo, sld.
Hrfc mh4 fir prices.
ev ce I lent
Bapeoial Atteuliou paid toKetwitkg
:r. tlii e stint E-Jsli ts.
vOn- Wile Hist o! ColUlllbUs. I
THOMAS TI.YNN A .-ON, 1'ropiS.
Always oil Jlaml li
Chicago Barber Shop.
CiyrtJ "EiMSKt Hjkj."
I.T A lit Cl'TTJNO done in the latest
Il tles. with or without machine.
None but tirt-e!as workmen enipbned.
Indies mid ehlldien's hir ciittiutr a
special!. 1'csj ltiauds of cisar eon
stHtl on hand
172 i Proprietor.
sta rtos'a'fi:.
JOHN HUliEU. the mail-call ler be
ttv.inn ('..lmnhii -i tut Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday except Sun
day at 6 iVlock. sharp, passing through
T.C...., .-..., M'.it .1.1 111.. 911.1 A 1
.atU, tn , ..rutin, it nt. . ...v .. ".-
Ion The hHck will call at eitbor of
the Hotels Ir passengers if orders are
leti at the posi-omce. lisie
able. $2 to Albion.
t'. S. 'a'iisn
Jiustieafd Jioitn.l.
Esiigrant, No.iJ, lean s .u
Pa-sseim'r. 4. "
Freight. " .
Freight. ' 10,
Westivaiil Hound.
Freight. No. 'i, at
Passeiiu'r, " .",
Freight. " f, " "
Emigrant, ' 7. "
Every day evcept Saturday the three
lines leading to Chicago connect with
I" P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day, as
show n by the follow ing schedule:
A. 's. Padihxk. V. S. Senator, lteatrice.
Ai.vix S.UXii:ns, I. S. Senator, Omaha.
T. .1. Mviiom, Hep.. Peru.
E. K. V u.i:snxt:, Eep., We-t Point.
At.Bixus Xanck, Oovcrnor, Lincoln.
-. .1. Alexander, Secretary of State.
I W. Liedtke, Auditor, Lincoln.
G. M. P.artlctt, Treisiirer, Lincoln.
CI. Dilworth, Attorney-Oencral.
S. It 'l'lionni-on. Sunt. Public Insruc.
II. C. Dawson. Warden of Penitentiary.
Dr. .1. G. Davis. Prison Physician.
II. P. Mathewson, Supt. Insane Asylum.
. Maxwell. Chief Justice,
::rfr,!i:,kc'l Associate judges.
loritTti judicial iusTisicr.
O. W. Post, J it dire. York.
M. R. P.eesc, District Attorney, Wahoo.
M. It. Iloxie, lleglster. Grand Island.
Win. Ativan. I.eeciver, Grand Island.
J. . Higgiiis. Count Judsre.
John Stautl'er, County Clerk.
V. Kuinmer, Treasurer.
1'en.i. Spielmaii, SheritV.
It. L. Iossiter. Surveyor.
Win. IMociloru l
John Walker, f- Count Commissioner.
John Ais0. )
Dr. A. lleiut. Coroner.
S. L. Harrett, Supt. of Schools.
Charles Wake, Constable.
A. fcpeice. Mayor,
ii v noii lirnnETTE.
Hronson Aleolt, of fioslou, once
told Josojih Too!;, and Joseph Cook
told everybody lietnel, that lie made
it a rejjiilatioii in his school, that if
j n pupil violated a rule, the muster
j should siil)siiuie lii own volmilai y
sacrilicial clialiseniciit for llmt pu-
pn r. uii!isimiiuiii,:iii( u,& retilalion
almost Cliristianiycil his school.
"One day," Mr. Aleot said. "I
called up before mo a pupil who
violnleii an iuiporliiit n,!c. All the
school was luokiiiir on, and knew
the rule and nenaltv. I nm tin.
ruler inlo the oflender's hand ; I ex
tended my own hand: I (old him lo
sti ike. Inslatiily I saw a struggle
begin in his face. A new light
sprung up in his eoiinlcnaiice. A
new set of shuttles -eomed to be
weaving a new nature within him.
I kept my hand extended, and the
school was in (ear?. The boy struck
once, and burst into tears. lie
seemed to be in a bath of lire, which
was giving" him a new nature. He
seemed transformed by the idea that
I should . sutler chastisement in place
of his punishment, and ever after
was the most docile pupil in the
school, though ho had at first been
the rudest."
Now this is very nilecting, and
reasonable, and striking. No one
can read the incident and very read
ily forget it, and it contains a Iessoti
that every school-lcacher can cer
tainly read with profit. The inci
dent came to the knowledge of
Willis K. Stoddard, who, for some
years past, has been teaching a dis
trict school in Flint River township,
in Iowa. He read this extract from
one of Joseph Cook's lectures, and
never forgot the great moral it con
vejed. And, indeed, he privately
informed a clergyman who called
upon him during a critical period in
his career, and with whom he was
very intimate, that he didn't Ihink
hc ever would forget it.
Young Mr. Stoddard had some
few pretty hard boys in school.
Uicy were big and noisy, and rough
and turbulent. He had reasoned
with them, he had expostulated, he
had begged and wept. He had
whipped them until his arms ached.
and the directors had threatened to
dismiss him for unnecessary severity
and absolute cruelty, and the boys
grew worse and worse every day.
But when he was at his wits' end,
and was seriously thinking of run
ning away and losing all bio back
salary rather than stay at school an
other day, he read this incident, and
it gavo his troubled mind new lihl
promptly, and without further cere
mony or formality, give "Tecumseh"
Johnson a benefit to-wit, a most
awful and dreadful "lickinV And
this, being a pleasant change from
the monotonous routine of study
and recitation, was always hailed
with demonstrations of great joy by
the pupils.
Mr. Stoddard called Samuel John
son up to his desk, and, more calmly
than was his custom under such cir
cumstances, told him to go out and
bring in a switch. The pupils notic
ed thore was something unusually
gentle in the teacher's manner, and
it struck Samuel Johnson very for
cibly that it was certainly very much
out of the ordinary method of pro
cedure for the culprit to be accorded
the privilege of cutting his own
switch. Rut he was not the boy
who would fail to appreciate and
make the best use of his privileges
and opportunities. So he did not
idly waste his time, but presently
returned with a very peaceful-looking
switch indeed a switch appar
ently far gone in the last stages of
consumption the sickest switch !
"Xow," said Mr. Stoddard, with a
gentle companionate intonation,
"strike me!"
Samuel Johnson, who had already
begun to unbutton his own jacket,
opened his mouth wide, and the
Whole school stared in speechless
amazement. Mr. Stoddard calmly
repealed his older. He thought he
could see the "new .set of hlnillles''
beginning lo work. "Some one," he
said and a woman could not have
spoken more tenderly "some one
must sutler tor the infraction of the
inles. I do not punish any of vou
for any pleasure it srives inn to see
you sutler. I do it because justice
demands it. Some one must be pun
ished, and I will suffer chastisement
in your stead." The teacher saw
"new light spring up" iu Samuel
Johnson's countenance. The boy
looked at his teacher, and I hen at his
switch. The teacher could "see a
struggle begin in the face.'' Pres
ently Hie tears sprung to Samuel
Johnson's eyes, and he said, iu a
voice suffused with anxiety, "Hadn't
I better go out and get a bi'er
switch ?"
The teacher softly told him ho
might if he wished, and Samuel
Johnson went out aud was gone ten
minutes ten long, anxious, quiet,
wondering minutes. When he re
turned, the school smiled. He car
ried in his hand a switch that looked
like a Russian Peace Commissioner.
He had cut it out of an Osage hed"e.
and, when he held it where the sun
light could fall upon it, it looked
wickeder than John Morrisscy's faro
parlors. It was about seven Icet
long, an inch and threc-qnartcrs
thick at the butt, and was limber and
twisted, and had knots and knobs
clear down to the point. The bov's
face shone with a bright glow of
conscientious satisfaction as he bal
anced this switch and drew it thro'
his hard, muscular hands.
Mr. Stoddard stood up and folded
bis arms. Then he said, with a sad,
sweet look at the culprit, "Now
strike me." The school just sat still
and held its breath.
Samuel Johnson did not act in
greedy and unseemly haste, as tho'
he were meanly and wickedly glad
to have this opportunity of hitting
his dear teacher. He conducted
himself like a boy who has a painful
duty to perform, but is compelled bv
conscientious motives to perform it
thoroughly. He p.ulled off his jack
et; he rolled up his sleeves; bespat
on his hands, and took a two-handed
grasp on the switch. Twice he
changed the position of his feet to
get a belter brace. Then he drew a
long, deep breath, raised his arms,
pircd that the board was privately
agreed, after all the facts had been
laid before it, that he was too much
of a "nat'ral born fool" to suit a
practical locality. Mr. Stoddard is
not teaching anywhere this summer,
lie told his landlady that he needed
rest, and that good-hearted old in
vestigating committee was amazed
to discover that Mr. Stoddard rested,
and even went to bed, by leaning up
face" foremost against the mantel
piece in his room.
Terrible Scene In a .llcnaKprlc. j Tho lnrsnit of Slapplncss.
There is an interesting hermit
named Austin Sheldon in the wilds
of Pike county, Pa. lie is 73 years
old, totally deaf, and lives iu a cave
which he has rudely titled up for a
habitation. His only companion is
a tame rat. His personal appcar
auce is startling. He is about five
feet iu height, and his hair and
beard are as while as snow. His
clothe? are worn and patched, and
he wears a waistband made of hick-
ory wiilic to support Ins garments.
For his defense against wild beasts
he carries a long knife, as sharp as
a razor, whieh he manufactured hy
grinding down an old tile. Uo vjyS
that his parents xviuc Connecticut
farmers. In early manhood he fell
in love with an accomplished girl
and they were engaged to be mar
ried. Her parents broke off the
match by .secret ly sending her away
to boarding school. This so nreved
upon Austin's mind that he gave up
business and slarted out to find her.
He traveled from Slate to Slate, but
in vain, and finally, when his money
was nearly spent, he re-i.lved lo
settle down iu Pennsylvania. He
fell into the hands of land specula
tors, who soon got what cash he
had, and deeded him the barren
tract of land upon which he now
lives. His astonishment when he
saw the "farm" that had been deed
ed him may be imagined. He found
nothing but a forest, and as a storm
came up he was obliged to take ref
uge in a cave iu a ledge of rocks.
This cave he has inleihiled nwi-
since. For nearly twenty years he
subsisted upon wild fruit and nuts,
and iu the winter he (rapped game
and fished. For three years the her
mit never saw a human being.
Previous to beginning life as a her
mit he was proud of his personal
appearance, but he grew negligent,
and a thick, shaggy beard covered
his face, and his hair grew long, far
down below his shoulders. From
the time he began bis hermit life be
has never drawn a razor across his
lace. Rut he has grown tired of
that kind of life, and latclv told a
correspondent of a Philadelphia pa
per that he intended to return to
civililation to die. Jllmira Telegram.
A thrilling incident recently oc
curred in a (raveliug menagerie at
Towanda. Pa., which is thus related
by a local paper: The animals in
one cage, two lions and a tiger, wero
ted at that time, being separated by
swinging doors, which were fastened
during (he feeding, and afterward
lilted, throwing theaiiimals together
as a happy family. These doors
were lifted after it was supposed the
animals had linishcd their meal, but
a large piece of meat had been left bv
the lioness. This the tiger saw, and
was about to spring upon it, when
the lion covered it with his paw.
Prof. McDonald, the trainer, spoke
to the l:on, but he refused to move,
and he then tried lo force the meat
from the animal's paws with the
feeding fork, but without purpose, as
the lion held on and growled iu defi
ance. To the horror of (hose (.land
ing around, the Professor opened
the door of the cage and oprang al
most upon the beast, which iu turn
sprang upon tho man. Mri!:ing him a
powerful blow on his chest, that
staggered him and lacerated the
llesb. xn attendant, thinking to
as.jst the now powerless trainer,
caught him by the foot and pulled
him near the door. The lion again
struck him, tearing the llesh iu his
thigh. The situation at this time
was one ot terrible to those
Who wcio involuntary witnesses of
it. Ladies fainted, children .i-pcmh.
cd; but the trainer, who seemed lo
suddenly recover his senses, was on
hi-icet in a moment. He looked the
big beast squarely in the eyes, and
met him half way, maintaining the
steady gaze. He c;iid iu a firm yet
affectionate manner, "Xcd, what aie
you doing? Do joti want lo kill
me, jour friend?" The Tow
anda paper sa it really seemed that
the "king of the forest" understood
every word that was being said to
him, for dropping hiseychc went
lo the piece of meat and shoved it to
his keeper. He then approached his
trainer and looked very penitent for
what he had done, lving calmly
down at his feet.
C'lioo-inp: a. Wile.
He treasured it up and thought it adthe switch just shrieked through
s bridge.
A T MY HESIDENCE. on Shell Creek,
r. three iiules east of Matthl
1 hav
70.000 jrooa. larl-Iurnt uriclt
for sale.
which will be sold ill lots to suit pur
chaser. Jt"-tf l.EOKGE HENGGI.ER.
OFFICE HOl'ItS. 10 to 12 a. in., -J to
4 p. in., and 7 to 9 p. in. Office on
Nebraska Atenuc. three doors north of
E. J. Uaker's grain oflice. Residence,
corner Wyoming and Walnut streets,
north Columbus, Nebr. 43-tf
John Werinuth, Clerk.
Charles Wake. Marshal.
C. A. Newman. Trcwner.
. S. McAllister. Police Judiro.
J. G. i:out-on, EtiL'iiiecr.
st Hi?-J. E. North,
G. A. Scluoeder.
; l'ardK. C. Kavauaugh.
It. II. Henry.
V MW-E. .1. Baker,
Win. Burgess.
Iietric!fs'' Hficat .TJarlcel.
Wskhtnitou Ae., urarly opjtosttr Court Home.
KJ meat will be sold at this market
low. low uown for cash.
Best steak, per lb., lOe.
Rib roast, " Sc.
BoL " ... .. Gc.
Two cents a pound more than the above
prices win oe cuargeu on time, aim that
OFFICE, COL UMli US, NEB 1 good responsible parties only
.'oluniti:s. is.s ;::..
Open on Suuna .- livin 11 a. ji, i - M
and rrom ,':30 to c i m. Business
hours except Sunday G a. m. to .s p. m.
E itern mails close at'll a. m.
Western mails close at 4:1."i.m.
Mail leaves Columbus for Madison and
Norfolk, daily, except Sunday, at 10
a. M. Arrives at -t:.';o p. m.
For Monroe, Genoa. Water ille and Al
bion, daily except Sunday C a. m. Ar
rive, same,G p.m.
For Osceola and York,Tuesdavs,Thurs
days and Saturdays, 7 a.m. Arrives
Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays.
G v. m. " " '
Fr Wrlf, Farral and Battle Creek,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,
0 a.m. Arrives Tiiosilavs. 'rim.iv.
and Saturdays, at ti p. ji.
For Shell Creek, Creston and Stanton,
on Mondays and Fridays at C a. m.
Arrives Tuesdays and Saturdays, at
G 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. Arrive
"Fridays, 3 p.m.
would belt) him.
He had treasured it up probably
half a day when, one bright June
afternoon, Samuel Johnson, the big
gest and strongest and worst of all
tho big, bad boys, violated all the
rules of the school, one after another,
as fast as he could think of them,
and wound up by tearing seven
leaves out of his geography. These
he crammed into his month, and,
when he had chewed them into a
pulp, he took the "wad" inlo his
hand and propelled the whole mass
with great violence into the ear of
Ellis Haskell, who, although hi? and
bad a little bad was not possessed
of sufficient presence of mind to look
calm and unconscious under this
avalanche, merely because the eye of
the teacher was upon him, aud he
accordingly signified his very nat
ural dismay and astonishment by u
universal howl.
And all the school howled in res
ponsive chorus, not only because the
scholars were delighted to sec Ellis
Haskell with his larboard ear full of
papier-mache, as though he were
going to take a cast of it for the
r..;oii6j biusc, uui uisu uecause i
the air like a wild, mad, living thine-,
Old Mr. Hargis, the senior
director, who lives only a mile and
a half away from the school house,
says he was out iu his field plowing,
and when Mr. Stoddard let off his
first yell the old man's first impres
sion was that the school-house had
been struck by lightning. The clear
sky, however, disproved the theory ;
and the next time the teacher shout
ed the director was convinced that a
steamboat had gone a9tray and was
whistling for a landing somewhere
up the creek. While he wa9 trying
lo hold his terrified horses, another
volley of sound came sweeping over
the land like a vocal cyclone, and old
Mr. Nosengalc, who had been deaf
twenty-three years, came running
over, saying he believed they were
fighting down at the quarries. By
this time they were joined by the
rest of the neighbors, and the excited
populace went thronging on toward
the school house.
In accepting Mr. Stoddard's resig
nation the directors considerately
allowed him pay for the full term,
and, in a series of complimentary
resolutions, spoke of his efficiency in
The Itisrht .Sort or 31 en.
You will fiind, as a rule, that the
men who arc favorites with men arc
the best and truest in their relations
to women. Yes, the men who like
sometimes to turn their backs on all
women, and go off "with the other
fellows,'" and have a good, boyish
time on the water, or the mountain,
or in some other man's "den." "Wo
men never need be afraid to trust
their happiness to those whom other
good men esteem good fellows ; but
if a man is avoided by men, however
much women admire him, shun him.
It is he who has flirtations that come
to nothing, and has "not been very
nice' to the girls that have broken
their engagements with him ; who,
when he marries, wrings his wife's
heart, if she has one, and spoils her
temper if she is naturally an angel.
Manly men are the best lovers, the
best companions for women, ju9t as
womenly women are the best sweet
hearts and wives. What do wn
think of women who shun their own
sex, however charming men may
find them? It is seldom, if ever,
that your men's favorite ill-uses his
wife. Perhaps it may bo explained
this way friendship of a sublimat
ed sort is what love becomes after
a year or so of marriage, and he
who is friendly to the very depts of
his soul enters into this stale happi
ly, and is ready for all the delights
that follow. But a man who is ca
pable or nothing but that fleeting
affection which ever pursues a new
object, and cares for no woman,
when sho i9 won, hates the domestic
ties and becomes detestable in con
sequence. It is the man who would
die for his friend, and for whom his
friend would die, who makes a mir
aculously happy wife of the woman
to whom he scared Tinew how to
make love when he courted her.
Dr. Fletcher says : --A man's first
necessity is to find a woman physi
cally able to support the cares and
duties which attend the position.
Solomon, who from a long experi
ence with wives, ought to know
what constitutes a good one, de
scribes his favorite wife as one who
spun wool and flax and took care of
the house, etc., iu short, he means lo
say (hat she shall possess a large
share of physical potency. It is the
power to do, without which no wo
man deserves the name of wife.
Within the past decade some young
men in choosing wives have disre
garded this advice of Solomon's,
and have since repented. But young
men arc fast becoming more careful
and wise iu the matter. They arc
learning that a pretty face and form,
though doubtless desirable accom
paniments, are not the whole requis
ites of a good wife. It is true that
there are some thoughtless excep
tions among the young men, but
they arc simpletons. But above
them are thoughtful men, who do
not and will not fall in love blindly,
but who are looking for the wife
which Solomon commends, and who
will not be satisfied without such a
one. I do not wish to reveal any
one's secrete, but I have had men say
to me when talking upon the subject
of this discourse, 'Girls, nowaday?,
are too frail to marry.' Does any
one think the young man to blame
who says thi3 and then stands aloof
from tho marriage altar? Surely
not. And docs the vounf Liilvtrlm
is too weak to sweep her own room,
or to make her own toilet, think such
a young man will hasten to propose?
If so, she is mistaken ; young men of
to-day arc last becoming wise thro
the experience of their unfortunate
All pursuits are pursuits of hnp
piness. The young men who are
standing in presoncc of a group of
professions try to .select one which
will j ield them not onlv a support,
but also the most happiness, 'o
man will, of hie own accord, select
an avocation to which his heart re
coils. So universally docs man seek
personal happiness, and so widely
does society in its organized forms
seek its destination, that many phil
osophers have declared happiness to
be the final motive of all conduct;
that all other motives arc but shapes
of this one all-prevailing influence.
It i indeed true that no act of life
can be found iu which this reward
of beig may not be seen as a possi
ble motive, oraUleast an expectation
but that all acts are douc from a
consideration of the final welfare of
the doer umv well be denied, for
without very clear proof we should
not make man a creature of only
sell-interest. It is evident that a'l
good conduct and ail good character
inevitably joined with that result
called Imppinc-s, .uid (his m, perhaps
as far as the common mind cm see
in I hi direction iu the spuitoai
While philo-ophcr are ardentlv
and, almost vainly attempting' to
learn whether all actions and all
virtue are to be explained bv the in
fluence of this one pursuit, this truth
remains for ihe common public,
nan ely, thai i he pursuit of happiness,
enjoyment, pleasure, is one of the
most immense chases in which the
human multitude ever join. There
are" some who do not seek lichcs.
perhaps, because they were born
into an old wealth which in genera
tions has not increased or diminish
ed, or perhaps, because they were
born so poor that the thought of
riches is a hopeless dream aud there
arc persons who do not seek a home
or a name, or culture, but persons
who do not seek pleasure, on cm
with difficulty discover. This cru
sade is one in which all join aud
march lo this music iu front of the
mighty procession.
Xot every single individual of the
human family has marched lo this
music, but no o.ic shape of motive
has so near making a unit iu one
particular of the races and epochs of
man. The history of the exceptions.
could we find them and read them,
would reveal to us only too clearly
the fact, that the Creator designed
that all his creatures should seek to
a greater or less degree, persoinl
pleasure. At least those who have
attempted to shun tho smiles and
laughter and joys of earth, have
fouud their method to be not a form
of development, but a blight.
Odd Home of a Irairie Io;j.
they knew tho teacher would ' the highest terms, although it trans
Lord Cockburn was seated one
day on the hillside of Bonally with
a Scotch shepherd, aud observing
the sheep reposing in the coldest
situation, he observed to him." John
if I were a stfeep I woultTlic ou the
other side of the hill." The shep
herd answered." Ay, my Lord, but
if yc had been a sheep, ye wad havo
had mair senso."
Recently the head of Frank Tollcs,
the leader of a baud of highwaymen,
was borne into Cheyenne, Wyom
ing Territory, and exhibited to a
jubilant crowd. When the people
had taken a good look at it, it wa3
buried in a prairie in the outskirts of
the town. In passing over the prai
rie a few evenings ago, U. P. Clark-
saw a 6kull dancing along aud hob
bling up and down among the cac
tus bushes. His hair stood ou end.
Cold chills struck him. 'When he
reached Cheyenne he was as while
as a sheet. Everybody scoffed at his
6tory; but a few men were induced
to go out aud take a look. The next
morning a whole crowd went out
to investigate. There azain wan the.
moving skull. The boldest in the
party approached. All at once a
little prairie dog bounded from the
skull and shot away into its hole
near by. It had appropriated the
highwayman's head for a resting-place.
Correct Sneaking1.
We advise all young people to ac
quire in early life the habit of using
good language, both in speaking and
writing, and also abandon the use
of slang words aud phrases. Th5
longer they live the more difficult
the acquisition of good language
will be; and if the golden age of
youth, the proper time for the ac
quisition of good language, be pass
ed in its abuse, the unfortunate vic
tim of neglected education is prob
ably doomed to talk slang for life.
Money is not necessary to procure
this education. Every man has it
in his power. He has merely to U3e
the language which he reads, instead
of the slang he hears; to form his
tastC3 from the best speakers aud
poets of the country; to treasure up
choice phrases in his memory, and
habituate himself to their use, avoid
ing, at the same time that pedantic
precision and bombast which show
rather the weakness of vain ambi
tion thau the polish of an educated
ItaixiBg' Colt".
There is a crude notion prevailing
that hardships make youug stock
hardy. A colt that is weaned ia
the fall, as is commonly the case,
should not be allowed to become
poor in thelir3t wiuter. It i3 true
that it will often improve so rapidly
in the spring that its wretched con
dition in the winter will seem really
to have been an advantage to it, but
this is a grave mistake. If the same
condition were imposed during the
whole period of growth the effect
would be very perceptible. Al
though the summer may in some de
gree remove tho effect of tho winter
no animals so treated over become
what they might have been in sire,
Bymerous treatment. There is profit
in breeding nice carriage and draft
horses. As a general rulo it costs no
more to raise a good colt than a poor
one, while the former will bring
two or three times as much as the
latter. A dark stable U a poor
place to keep a colt.
It does not tako a school-boy long
to evince a Iovo for division, pro
vided another boy owns the apple.