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VOL. X.--NO. 33.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1879.
WHOLE NO. 501.
St h rS' j $2?
i .S"J tsfct i
A. . I'appock, t". S. Senator, llcatrice.
Auvix Sauxukks, l P. Senator, Omaha.
T. J. Majoiil, Rep., Peru.
K. K. Yai.kxtixk, Uep., Wot Point.
ALrxiJ.s N'anck, Uoernor, Lincoln.
- s. J. Alexander, Secretary of State.
F. "V. Liedtke, Auditor, Lincoln.
G. M. Rartlclt, Trca-urer, Lincoln.
C. J. nilworth. ttorney-Ocneral.
S. It. Thompson, Supt. IulIIc Iuslrtic.
II. C. DatVMiu, Warden of Penitentiary.
)' ?' A,,,,,'.v' I Prison Inspector.
V. 11. """'"i I
I)r. J. (i. Davis Prison Physician.
II. P. Mathewson, Supt. Insane Asylum.
b. Maxwell, Chier Justice,
C.oorrc I. l.akc.l Ass0rate Judges.
A 1113 VI lll. I
ku Kin .urniriAi. msTKicr.
O. IV. Post, Judge. York.
31. IJ. Reese, Di-tri -t Attorn y, AVaboo.
M. It. Hoxie. Resistor, Grand Wand.
Win. Anyati, Receiver, Grand Island.
J. G. Ili'grins County Judge.
JhIiii StniilTcr. County Clerk.
V. Kuiiiuicr, Treasurer,
'itenj. Spielinan, Shcritl".
II. L. Rossitor. hurveyor.
ATTOIIN EY-AT-LA IF.
Up-atiirs in Gluek Ruilding, 11th street.
Office on Thirteenth Street,
Opposite Engine House, ColumbU9, Neb.
Er spriclit Deutsch. 4'.)-x
IfELLEY & SLATTERY,
and house building done to order, and
in a workuian-lil.c manner. l'lcasc give
us a call. tSliop on corner of Olive
St. and Paeilic Avenue. -JSTi-tf
COLUMBUS DRUG STORE.
GRANDMA'S FIRST BEAU.
(SUCCKSSOK TO ROLAND SMITH,)
L I I 1 ' I. ( II
Wall Paper, Toilet Articles,
PAINTS AND OILS,
KTC, KTC, KTC.
Win. ltluednrii )
John Wic. )
Ir. A. Heintz. Coroner.
S. L. Iltinvtt, Supt. of Schools.
8. S. JlcAlli.r.l jHoiifosofthePeacc.
Isvron Milieu, 1
UUailcs Wake, Cnntahle.
A. Sneice, Tdayor.
GEORGE K. DERRY,
Ilim.sr SiL'ii Inhifinr.
BIr 1 1 nn si up:.
rTAIl work warranted. Shop on
Olhe trcut, opposite the "Tatlcr-all''
FOR SALE OR TRADE !
MARES S COLTS,
llorsos or Oxen,
Best Of Gosdj And Low Prices,
Mi:. SMI III will still he round nt the
old stand, and will make prenerip
tiuu.'i a .ipeciallv, as heretofore.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
ADDLi: 1MABE;54, wild or hroke.
at the Corral of
4') (;kki:ai:i & zeihlkk.
Jflin Wnrmutli. Clerk.
Charles Wake. Markh.nl.
C A. Newman, Trcamiror.
S. S. McAllister, Police Jiule.
J. (J. rtmi!i-on, Mniueer.
1st nVnl. E. North,
G. A. Schroeder.
-V.. C. Kavnnntigh.
K. II. llenrr.
Zil Wartl-K. J. Baker,
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER & KNOBEL, .Prop's.
KEEP OX HAXOall kinds of fresh
meals, and smoked pork and lieef;
also fresh lish. Make sausage a spec
ialty. 5G5Kemeinher the place, Kiev
cntli St., one door went of I. Ky.nn's
'IlttlllI(H f4t OfflCC.
(tjKn hii Sinulays trtin II a.m. to 12 M.
and lioin t:.il to i i. m. l'.tisinrns
Iiwiii'h evc pt Sunday 0 a. m. to i. M.
Enstrn mails cloe at 11 a. m.
Wwlm it mails close nt 4:15 p.m.
MmII leaves Coluniiiiis for Madixon and
Xorfidk. dailx, except Sunday, at 10
a. m. A rri ves at 4:::o r. m.
J'wr Mciirte, (iciioa. Waterville and Al
lin, daily except Sunday 0 A. M. Ar
rive, same. ( p. M.
For Osccwln anil York,Tuesdays,Thurs
d and Saturdajf, 7 A.M. Arries
Mwmlns, U'edneday, and Friday c,
ti P. .m . "
F.ir Wir. Farr.nl and ISattle Creek.
MwndayH, W'cdtiextlays and Frldnj s,
i a.m." ArricsTiies(lsy),ThurHday
and Sat ill day h, at 0 p. M.
For Shell Creek, Crcton and Stanton,
ii Mondays ami I'rhlays at C a. m.
Arries 'l'"ueila s and Saturday , at
(5 P. SI.
Fr .lcin. 1 '.it ron and lavid City,
Tnedai s. Thursdars and Saturdays,
I P. M "Arrives at 12 M.
For St. Asil,, n. Piaiiie Hill and Pt.
ItcrHard. Saturday i, 7 a. m. Arrives
Fridays, 3 p.m.
GOOD CHEAP BRICK !
VT MY ItESIDEXCE.onShellCreek,
three miles cast of Matthis's luidge,
70,000 ffootl. liard.hiirnl brii-Ii
which will he sold in lots to uil pur
chasern. 418-tf (IEOKGE IIFXGGLEi:.
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept on hand hy
Physicians 1't'cscriptions Carefully
One tlnor E'awt uV CmuIIpj', on
Ciiicagd Barber Siiop.
Cppiis "Eir:3i H::,"
A IK CUTTING done in the latest
Htyles, with or without machine.
None hut lirst-elas-s woiKniiii cmplovt-d.
Ladies' and clilldren h-iir eiiltiui' a
specialty. Uest hrauds ol cigars eon
ataiitlr on hand.
172 0m Proprlitor.
coLUMuu?, : m:i:i:aska.
FFICl! IIOl'KS. Hi to 12 a. in., 2 to
Manufacturer md Dealer in
Harnsss, Sadis, Wkx and Collars,
13. I XIiuc TtiMe.
Eiiiprant, No. G, leaves at . . 0:2.1 a. m.
Passens'r, , ' " .. 11:00 a. m.
Freight, ' S, " " .. 2:1.rp.v.
Froipht, "10, " '... 4:a0a.ni.
Freight, No. fl, leav on af 2:00 p. m.
Pansens'r, " '. " " 4:27 p.m.
Freight. " it, 4 " .. 6:00p.m.
Emigrant. "7. " "... 1:110 a. in.
Every day exuept Saturday the three
li'ies leadiiic to Chicago connect with
U P. trains at Omaha. On Salurday
there will he hut one train a day, a
shown hy the following schedule:
TT . IBriWCKV,
XOTARY run LIC,
12th Slrfft. 2 doom nct of IUnimotxl IIomit
CoMi7ibn., Neb. 491-y
n. in.. Kin: . to :i p. in. uuice on
Nebraska Avniue. three doors north of
K. J. Baker's grain nlliee. Ke-idciicr
corner Wyomiinr and Walnut treet
north Coliimhu-, Nchr. 4.T!-tf
Mnnufacturer and Dealer in
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
ALL KINDS OV
Store on Olite St., near the old Post-office
Columbu3 Nebraska. 147-ly
Physician and Surgeon.
at all hours
Dealer in HEAL ESTATE,
act :i;cr;ii;:; nzs?,
ARNOA, NAXCn CO., ... KB.
EIEMKK Si STOLCE keep constantly
on hand and furnish in the wall,
the hest of hriek. Ordom solicited. Ad
resn, at alKJve, hex OS. Columlnts. 47S.
VTOW IS THE TIME to secure a life
1N like picture of yourself and chil
dren at the New Art Rooms, oast 11th
street, south side railroad track, Coluin
475-tf Mrs. S. A. Josseltn.
IF YOl" hare any real cstt for sale.
If you wish tohuy either In or out
of the.'eity, If you with to trade city
property for lands, or lands for city
property , eive uk a call.
"WaIISWOKTH fc J08SELTK.
hLtiOX MiLLnrr. BYnox millktt,
Justice of the Peace and
iv. Mii.r.irrT a: so:v.
ATTORNEYS AT LA AY, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. B.-Thcy will give
rlosn attention to all business entrusted
to them. 24S.
JOHN HUltEK. the mnilarrlcr be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leavo Columbus everyday except Sun
day at G o'clock, sharp, passing through
Monroe. Genoa. AYatjrville. and to Al
bion The hack will call at either of
the Hotels for pas senders if orders aro
left at the post-oilicc. Hates reason
able, ?2 to Albion. 222.1y
" Carpenters and Contractors.
nave had an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
All kinds of repairing done on (short
notice. Our motto is, Good work and
fair price. Call and give us an oppor
tunity to estimate for you. E37Shop at
the Big AVindmlll, Coluubae. Ncbr.
MRS. Y. L. COSSEV,
Dress and Shirt Maker,
S Door West of .Stlllnian's Prug Store.
Dresses and shirts cut and made to
order and satisfaction guaranteed. Will
als do plain or fancy sewing of any de
scription. 123" PRICES YERY REASONABLE.
Give mo a call and trr mv work.
keeps constantly n hand all kinds of
whips, Saddle! y Ilaidware, Curry -coni!s,
Itrushes i:-ilh' ISits, Spurs,
CanN. Harness i:i tde to oriler. Re
pairing done on short notice.
NEBRASKA AVENUE, Columbus.
CKEK & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COLUMBUS, XEJi.
MONEY TO LOAN in small lots on
farm property, time one to three
voar. Farms vvithsonie improvi incut
bought aim sold. Opice for the pn "cut
at the Clother House, Columbia, Neb.
COM' 31 2J L S
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. I. SHEEIIAN, Propricior.
Jjn"AVholcsale m Retail Dealer in For
eign AA'ines. Licjuors and Cigars. Dub
lin Stout, Scotch and English Ales.
Z3TKcntucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OYSTERS in their season, by the ease
can or dish.
11th Stroct, South of Dopot
Grain, Produce, Etc.
(One mile west of Columbus.)
THOMAS FLYNN SON, Propr'..
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
Altrnya xi ITninl In
QUANTITIES lo suit PURCHASERS
Manufacturer and Dealer in
BOOTS AND SHOES!
A complete assortment of Ladies' ami Hill- ,
drcn's Shots krpt on hand.
All Work Warranted!!
Onr niotto Oood stock, excellent
work and fair prices.
Especial Attention paid to Eepairirg
Cor. Olive and 12lh Sts,.
lis ia Fair Deal
NEW STORE, NEW GOODS.
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anywhere in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sta.
North of Foundry. JHI7
C:::iu::: t; Scrtari 2 Znl i:l Tzzzi: & Hsht.
CASH CAPITA L, - $50,000
Leaxdeh Gf.uuakh, Pres'l.
(Jeo. AV. IIulst, Vice Prcs't.
Julius A 1?ki:d.
A unci: Tuirxnu, Cashier.
Etnnk of Iiposi(. SHscotmt
Collections a'foinplly InIe on
Pay Interest on Time IopoN
"Grandma, old Mrs. Lennox says
you were real pretly when you were
youiijf," said Lena Lawrence, as she
sat by Hie side of the si ill comely
".Much oblecycd to Miss Lennox,"
said grandma, with a pleasant laugh,
for she was a happy, genial old lady.
"I b'lievc I was considered pretty
good-lookin' some fifty years ago.'
"And she said you had lots of
beaux. Did you ?"
"Well, 1 had my share, child, T
reckon,'' and the faint red in her old
cheek grew brighter, '-a many and a
many before I ever saw your grand
pa. My first beau U dear me, how
well I lememher!" And grandma
burst into a hearty laugh that al
most brought Ihe tears lo her eyes.
'Please tell ii h all about it ?" de
manded three or four young voices.
"Well, I s'pose I can if I try. There
was a pretty fair boy lived in the
next faim-hoiise to ours, 'bout a mile
away. Hi name was Jedediah. He
was 'bout seventeen when he first
appired to the honor of my company.
"I wasn'l much abovo sixteen my
self, jest out of long aprons, and like
girls now-a-days, I t'pos-e, thought
lots more about the beaux than I'd
"One awfully cold night in Janu
ary, all the family was setlin' in the
ji'eat kitchen, paring apples, when a
knock came to the door. Father gol
up and opened it, when in came
Jedediah, all bundled up, with the
exception of his nof-c, which was a
peaked one. Father invited him in,
an' he soon perched him&elf on a
high chair, and began unwindin' his
comforter. That coinfoiter must 'a'
been yards long. I thought he nev
er would stop. Then lie cot there ten
minutes without spcakiu' a word,
till by-and-Ly lie burst out with:
"'I say, Hiiiincr, Elk Waters i
goin' to hev a little parly to-night,
and he wanted me to nx you.'
"'I'd like ter go." savs I. Iookinir
sideways over to mother, for the lit
tle boyi was giggling 'if mother
says so.' You see, lmnncl girls in
(hem days didn't go oil' without
"'It's awful cold,' says mother,
'ain't it, Jedediah?'
""Well, not so very, goin' through
"TSonr seen in them woods,' said
father, his blue eye twinkliu', 'and
not so long ago, noilheiv
"'Let 'em come!' said Jcddy; we
called him 'Jcddy' for short. 'I
wasn't born in the backwoods to be
scared of a bear.'
" 'Well,' said father, quite sober
like, 'if you do meet one, don't let it
run oil" with my Hanncr.'
"'And mind you bring her home
'fore 'levcii,' said mother. 'I don't
'prove of girls of sixteen staying out
all night lo frolics. Now, Hanner,
wrap up proper warm. It's a des
p'rit cold wind.'
"Well, 1 put on my new calikcr,
with a black silk apron, worked in
herrin'-bone with pink silk, slicked
my hair, and av.is down stairs in
quick time. 1 never fell so grand in
my life as 1 did a-hangin'on Jeddy's
arm. it makes me laugh to (limkot
it, and how I asked him if his ma
Avas well in such a patronizing way.
Of course there was fences to git
over, and he let mo fall at the very
"Dear me! how frightened the
fellow was! Why, he slood there
like a spook, and let me pick myself
up, and then said, over and over,
'Oh, ain't you hurl? Are you hurl
bad ? Take hold of my arm closer ;'
and I snuggled up (o his jacket
again, trying hard not to limp, for I
(ltd lame my ankle a little. Tint
when I got to Ihe old farm-house I
forgot all about it. All the girls and
boys were there for miles about, and
the first thing I heard was
"'Oh, Haulier's got a beau!" and
I felt kinder provoked, and kinder
glad. Well, we played 'The Wcevi-
ly Wheat," and
" 'Here stand a young couple,
.Pined heart and hand.'
an' 'Hunt the Slipper,' and lots o'
games that youngsters didn't think
of these time'. We weren't dressed
lo kill, with sashes a yard wide
under our armpits, and wc could run
and jump, and laugh. Why, I've
seen a young feller who had maybe
been ordered to redeem a pawn after
a game of 'button,' chase a girl all
over an' out, and round a house
half-a-dozen times, afore he'd git a
kiss. You'd say now-a-days, sich
doin's were undignified, an' all that,
but I know that girls in my day
weren't half as forward an' knowin'
as they arc now.
"Well, 'bout 'lcvcn, we started for
home, and we'd got so well acquaint
ed that wc talked lots more than
when we came.
" 'Ain't it dark?' said I. as we en
tered the thick woods. 'Npthin'
would tempt me to go through here
alone. Do you s'pose there's been
" 'Course not,' says Jedediah. 'If
there were, you needn't be 'fraid
'long o' me,' and be held my arm so
close that all my fears vanished.
What was there to alarm one under
the protection of such a great strong,
manly, fearless fellow? Jlow I did
look up to him!
"'I aint afraid of nothin,' he went
on. 'None o the boys ever could
scare me. No matter what comes
any kind of a critter I'd protect
you, Hanncr dear. I jest wish there
was a bear here! yes, a real live
black bear! I'd show you how 1
could defend you !'
"This was getting romantic, wasn't
it, now? I felt so grateful that I
tried to think of something to say to
express my gratitude, when he gave
a start and a cry :
" 'What's that ?'
"T pulled the wrappings from my
face, and there, moving from ihe
trees to the left, was a great black
somethiir, coming toward us.
"Oh, Jedediah, I'm afraid,' said I.
my teeth beginning to chatter, Ihoro
is a bear! Oh, dear! what shall
" 'Jest hurry up,' ses he, and I felt
his arm tremble. 'We'll hev to he
giltin out of this mighty quick,' and
I found he meant it, for I couldn't
hardly begin to keep up with him.
The way he run was something won
derful for so brave a youth, but the
quicker wc went, th'e quicker came
that dreadful bear. At last my A'al-
imit protector cried out:
"'Let go, Hanncr, let go!'
"'Oh, Jedediah,' I gasped, 'don't
run away from me;' ami I just hung
on lighter, while he ran, dniggin'me
along. Pretty soon he pushed me,
but I wouldn't let go.
" 'Let go of my arm, I say ! There's
no need of us both being devoured;
let go, T nay !' and with that he gave a
savage pull at my arm, and away he
went, leaving me all alone.
"Well, dear, I couldn't begin to tell
you what I suffered. I can almost
realize it this minnit, for all I could
Ihink of was howling wolves and
horrid bears and everything thai
was terrible. I knew that black
thing, whatever it was was close
upon me, for I could hear if breathe.
Of course I had not stopped running
when my brave protector left me,
but my strength kind'r give out; I
felt faint like, and though there
wasn't much light, the atmosphere
turned blacker. Closer and closer
the thing came.
"There was a great clump of trees
on one side; if I could make that,
and steal behind it, the 'bear' might
pass on. I did gain it, and waited,
sick with fear. I wondered my hair
didn't turn white, as Lord IJyron's
did, poor young feller."
TIic 2c-Or;ariizfiI Mission.
AVe clip the following article from
the Salt Lake Tribune. Owing to
the general interest that is being
roused in Uttih matters, it may not
be out of the way to show our read
ers how Mormonisni (opposed to
polygann) is looked upon hy the
"Gentiles" in Utah. George Derry,
known to many of our readers, is
one of the Josephite elders referred
"The Josephito brethren who conic
here proclaiming their errand to be
one of peace, and the object of their
labors the preaching of true Latter-
day (loclriue, tlivcMMl ol the crroi
which have been introduced by the
branch in Utah, appeal to the sym
pathies of all. Mormonism, as a re
ligious denomination, is entitled to
the same kindly consideration as all
other ecclesiastical organizations.
We may reject (he pretensions of lis
founder to a divine mission, scout a
fabulous his interviews with the an
gel Moroni and other supernatural
intelligences, and thrust aside his
box ol plates as thcmcicst impos
ture ; but our di.-belief is no rule for
others to he governed bv. If any
number of worshipers chooe to ac
cept Joseph Smith as their prophet,
to believe that ho was comiuis-Moucd
to restore theaucicnt order of things,
and that only through his ministra
tion can men obtain salvation, it is
only a harmless delusion, and no
right-minded person will take of
fense at such a doctrine. The
American people are tolerant of all
forms of religion, holding that a
IN SEARCH OF A WIFE.
A Strange Story of I.otp. Crrrtl ol (Sain, ami l
man's belief rests solely between
hints-elf and his Maker. They sim
ply ask that a religious sect obey the
laws, do no violence to public mor
ality, and live on terms of amity
with their neighbors. The Josenh-
ite distinctly avow this to be their
religious faith and their domestic
practice. Polygamy they condemn
with unmistakable heart ine-s, as be
ing contrary to the doctrine con
tained in their bonks and as casting
reproach upon lheinelve. It mat
ters not, they argue, what may have
been Joseph's marital relations, they
are not bound to follow him in error,
they are not man worshipers; as far
as his conduct and cachings con
formed with the laws of God and
man. they can adopt his lead, bat
further than that thev cannot go.
Divest Moriiioni!n of its most re
pulsive feature polygamy ; let its
priesthood abandon their claim to
exclusive and absolute secular rule,
and its members live on terms of
amity with the rest of mankind, and
there will be no further trouble in
Utah. In Illinois, the Josephito
Mormons set up no propostcrous
About one year ago, n young lady
named Emily J. Adamou, from Des
Moines, Iowa, came to Lincoln, to
find out the condition of some lots
in this city, that were left her by her
father who recently died. She found
that the lot upon which Ed. Church's
paint shop is located, and some two
or three other lots of less A'aluc, in
the residence part of the city be
longed to her. She was boarding at
the Palace Hotel, and soon became
acquainted with a young man, one
of the attache of the house, who
had learned that she was .the owner
of some valuable real estate in Ihe
city. He made love to her, propos
ed and was accepted. IJeforc tying
himself to the young lady he called
upon Mr. Church to find out wheth
er he had or was about to purchase
the pioperty, and about what it was
worth. He then visited the ollices
ol the County Treasurer and Clerk,
and found that the title to the prop
erly rested in Ihe young lady he was
about to make his wife. Fully sat
isfied that she was an heiress, he
hurried matters and soon was tho
lawful husband of the young lady.
Once married, he proposed business
lo his better half, and asked her to
sell the O street lot that he might
run a boarding car at the end of the
roi'd. To this his wife dissented,
whereupon he proceeded to give her
a severe thumping, and continued so
doing from lime to time, until it
became very monotonous. Finally,
under the promise that she wo-ild
dispose of the property and let him
have the money, the thumping busi
ness ceased, and they lived for a
short time as happy as two turtle
doves. Last Monday she had the
deeds made out for nil the property
she had in Lincoln, with her hus
band s name attached. She called
on Ed. Church and received $1,000
for the lot he occupied, and .floU for
another lot in the north part of the
city. Her husband, who was at
home quietly awaiting bur ret urn, be
came uneasy after hhc had been gone
about two hours, and walked out to
find her; but up to the present lime
has been unable to even hear of her.
A few dis since he left for Des
Moines, her old home; but she was
not there. Yesterday he lelegraph
Marsiial I, man from that city ask
ing if she was here, and dining the
afternoon Lyman received another
telegram from the Mars-hal of Des
Moines, as. ing the same question.
The man is evidently without a lov
ing and affectionate wife, and the
wife is minus a thumping husband.
Queer DolBgx of odd People.
"It wasn't Lord Byron's grandma ;
anv bears here latelv?"
it was the 'Prisoner of Chillon's;'
Lord Ilyron only wrote about it."
"O, did he? well, it's all right
Avhiehcvcr way. I clung hold of the
trees, trembling all over, and the
thing did go past. Gals, I did hope
it would ketch Jedediah, and cat him
all tip, I was so angry and mortified
and frightened. Well, pretly soon
I stoic out. The 'bear' had gone
deeper into the woods, but I knew
where I was, on Ihe open road lead
ing to the house, which was only
about half a mile away. I suppose
Ihe sound of my feet attracted the
critter, for I soon found out that
it was after me agen. and then there
was a race.
"Screaming at the lop of my voice
'Father! help! murder!' I flew on,
and on flew the critter behind me.
Pretty soon, I saw the light of the
house. The front door was open,
and father and mother were coming
out, and I screamed louder and ran
faster, my voice growing more and
more hysterical, till at last I fell into
father's arms, gasping:
"'The bear! the bear!'
"I guess I didn't really sense any
thing till daylight. They were all
frightened half to death, and old fat
Doctor Bailey was standiu'over me,
and mother rubbin' my hands and
cryin', and father walkin' the floor,
and, O dear! but it was dreadful.
" 'Where is it-the bear?' I asked,
weakly. 'Did it hurt father? did he
shoot it ?"
' 'The bear, dear, was only Pet,
your black pony,' said my mother,
soothingly. I turned my face to the
wall : Had I undergone all that an
guish for poor innocent Pet? I felt
as if I never wanted to sec anybody
again. I remembered now that
Jedediah had left the bars down
where the pasture communicated
with the woods, because his hands
were so cold, the coward! and our
pet pen', who would follotr any ol
the family, had been straying round
there, and got over; then she recog
"Father w.19 very angry with
Jedediah, and, in fact, when the story
gol round, folks laughed at him o
that he had to leave the place, for,
no matter where he went, somebody
was sure to ask him :
" 'Seen any bears lntelv, Jedediah ?'
"And that was my first experience
ii. 1 it
pretensions, they arc not at war
with their race, they are not unde
sirable neighbors. Asa consequence
there is no friction between Saint
and sinner; no persecution of God's
chosen people by a wicked and an
adulteiate generation. It is known
to all that the American people arc
broadly tolerant of all forms of faith
and all conditions of unbelief; and
with this fact established Iheso
Utah Mormons write their own
condemnation when they refer to
the stormy scenes they em-ouiiteri d
in their eaily ettlcnients in Ohio,
Missouri and Illinois, and the per
secutions that still nlllict them in
Utah. The man that cannot live at
peace in any neighborhood is cer
tainly in lault himself.
We welcome the Josephile ciders
to Utah, because they preach a re
ligion which will oliend none, and
because instead of breathing out
Ihrcatenings and slaughter, and
teaching hate as a religious duty,
they avow their errand to be one of
charity and frntcrii.il love. In that
sign they will conquer. Coming in
the name of the sons of the mar
tyred prophet, they will find many
willing to be guided by their teach
ings, and to reform their practices
along with their religious faith. We
mis-judge the character of the forces
at work Jtthis Josephile crusade
docs not prove a powerful movement.
A pair of scissors was lost, and a
little girl suggested that a prayer be
said asking that they might be
found. IJut she seemed to under
stand that a search must accompany
the petition, so she said, "Now
mother, I'm tired ; so I'll pray while
rVolir:i.I.-:i ?Ve:iiher Servife
Kcpot'i for hovembri', ?.
S. IJ. Thompson-, Director.
Hereafter in these reports the state
will be considered as divided by the
Platte and the Sixth Principal Me
ridian, into four parts designated
respectively, N.F., .V., S F., and
L'ainfall. In S.E., average of 12
stations, w-.is 5.21 inches; greatest.
8.1 1 inches, at Table Hock ; lea.st i 50
in., at DeWitt, but pretty uniform
at all the stations and large for Nn-
vcinoer. in ine ..r... tin; average
was 2 Jj in. ; greatest at Omaha, 1.25
in., least 1.51 in., at Fremont. In
.S.W., average I.JJ7 in.: greatest 2 .'7
in., at Mindeii ; least 1. 10 in., at Ina
vale. In X.W., average 0.71 in.;
greatest 10 SO in , at Genoa ; least 0 01
in., at Beaver deck, Bufililo county.
The rains of the lOih and 11th ex
tended over a large part of the state.
Nearly all stations in S E, had lain
every day from 10th to Mlh inclu
sive. The abundant rains of Octo
ber and November put the soil in
the best condition for spring.
Tciiipcratitrc.Areraiu of noon
observation 15 degrees. The coldest
das were the 20th and 27th. At a
few station a light snow fell on
the 17th; first general snow on the
27th. Highest temperature 05 de
grees; lowest 8 degrees. Highest
velocity of wind '.YJ miles per hour
from N. W. ; total movement ol wii.d
(iS.'SO miles; general direction of
Odd folks here and there are de
scribed in the newspapers. Box
bury, Mass., has an eccentric tramp
who lives in a cave during tha win
ter, and spends the summer in mak
ing begging excursions to neighbor
ing towns, lie never says a word,
and his dress consists entirely of
old bootlegs fastened together with
leather striugs. A small wagou,
drawn hy two goats, containing a
helpless, shriveled man, attracted
attention in Ilagerstowu, Md. Ha
said that ho had traveled in that
manner for many years, aud called
himself "American Tourist." II
is entirely helpless. His wife and
four children accompany him, and
attend to his wants, getting their
living by the sale of a tomperauco
song and other small articles. Jeff
erson Stevens, who livos near Sul
phur Springs, Ky., concludes that
he is gifted with peculiar powers,
of which be lately gavo a street ex
hibition. He held a forked dcur-
wood switch, like those used by
wizards, in his mouth, aud told th
crowd to ask any questions they
pleased. A pair of tramps turned
up at Des Moines, Iowa Poter
Carlisle aud wife who were on
their way to Lcadville from the
Pennsylvania coal rogious. They
had pushed a handcart all the way,
containing their baby-girl and a
few household utensils. Carson Carr
of Moodie, Cul., will on no account
walk a step, but always ruus, no
matter if the distance is only a few
feet; While Mrs. Main of Chicago
will neither walk nor run, although
physically able to do either, because
she thinks her legs will drop oil If
she stirs them. The story comes
from Piltslield, Mass., of the discov
ery of a c. n i al, who lor years has
lived near that city. lie says that
early iu life he rau away front
home and went to sea. He was
early shipwecked ou one of the
South Sua Islands, wherecanuibalism
was practiced and idolatry was the
worship ol the natives. How long
he remained there hedocs not
know, but he learned toeuter iu
to their savage riles with a good
deal of zest, aud he confesses to
hive acquired a taste for canni-balism.
The Il.'lpfiil .Huh.
"There is a man," said his neigh
bor, speaking of the village carpeu
Icr, "who has done more good, I
really believe, in this community
thai! any other person who ever liv
ed iu it. He can not talk very well
iu prayer meeting, and he does not
often try. lie isn't worth two
thousand dollars, and its very little
that he can put down on subscrip
tion papers for any object. Bat a
new family never moves into the
village that he docs not find them
out to give them a neighborly wel
come and oficr any little service ho
can render. He is usually on the
lookout to give strangers a scat in hia
pew at church. He is always ready
to walch with a sick neighbor and
look afler his a flu Irs for him, and
I've sometimes thought be and bis
wife kept house plants iu winter just
for the sake of being able to send
lit lie bouquets to invalids. He finds
time for a pleasant word for every
child he nipcff, and you'll always
ec them climbing into his one hone
wagon when he has no other load.
He really secnis lo have a genius for
helping folks iu all sorts of common
ways, and it docs me good every day
just to meet him on the streets.'
with beaux aud bears."
It is said that Oliver Wendell
Holmes, the poet, although seventy
years of age, splits his own wood.
Some day the ax will strike the
clothes line and inflict a gah in his
head, and then he'll wih he had let
his wife do her own work.
Beware of small things! A black
seed no larger than a pin point will
grow an onion that will taint the
breath to break tip a betrothal, ruin
a Sunday-school, and shatter the
good intentions of a sewing circle.
Dutchman's temperance lecture:
"I sail tell how it vos. I drunk
mine lager, den I put mine hand on
my head and derc vos one pain.
Den I put mine hand on mine body,
and derc 03 anodcr pain. Den I
puts my hand on mine bockernnd
dcr vos Dotting. Now,' derc is no
pain iu mine head, and dc pain in
mine pody vos all gon avay. I put
mine hand ou mine bocket, and derc
vas dwendy dollar. So I stay mid
dc temperance heebies.
The flntriot' IHty.
In his letter to the Republican re
union in Wisconsin, Senator Malt.
II. Carpenter said : "It was never
more essential to the public welfare
than it is now that the Republican
party should miiutain ascendancy
in the administration of the govern
ment. If it was a duty to put down
the rebellion, it is equally a duty to
keep it down. If we were bouud to
preserve the Union at the coat of so
many lives and so much treasure
against armed treason, we are equal
ly bound to protect it from insidious
revolution in civil administration.
If it was necessary to create a great
public debt in the suppression of the
rebellion, honor requ'njs its dis
charge and the preservation of the
public faith. To these ends the Re
publican party ig pledged."
A photographer who can make a
mole on a lady's chin appear like a
dimple in her picture has achieved
the highest staudard of his profession.
"Oh, my wow! woochl" he ex
claimed as he bounded out of a Chi
cago dentis-cla'r, one day this week
"wh what under the sun are yosr
doing?" "Doing ?' said the dentist,
why, I was hauling away on that
stubborn old tooth I" "Ob, is that
all?" cried the man, "by gum, I
thought you had made a Mistake
and got hold of my eternal sonl.."
Extract from a letter in a recent
brcach-of-promise case: "ify own