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IS ISSUKl) EVKKY WKUNESDAY,
M. K. TUENER & CO.,
- Proprietors and Publishers;
1 ' ! I
HJSTOffice, on 11th street., up stairs in
Tekms Per yca,r, $2. Six months, $1.
Three mouths. 50c. Single copies, 5c.
vol. m-m. 48.
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 80, 1881.
WHOLE NO. 568.
' ! ...
T Manufacturer and Dealer in
CIGARS AND TOBACCO:
ALL KINDS OF
Store on Olive St.,nearthcoldPost-oJJice
Columbus Nebraska. 447-ly
Miojik iit-ar Foundry, touth of A. A ". I)rMt.
All. kind of wood and iron work. on
WaKo'iiK, Bugplf. Vanu Mai'hinery, &e.
Kof in ou hand the
TIMPKEN SPUING I1UQGY,
and of her eastern buytjics.
ALSO, Tl IK
" Furst fc Brndlev riows.
iUR.S. M. ft. DRAKE
HAS .11 ST RECEIVED A LARGE
STOC K OF
TALL, AND WINTER
MILLINERY AND FAICY HOIS.
J3T A FILL ASSORTMENT OF EV
EKYTIIING BELONGING TO
KIltST-CL ASS MILLIN
Ticelfth St., two iloors cast State Bank:
T. GERBER & CO.,
I 1UUUlUUUM UU1UUUMI
TABLES, Etc., Etc.
GIVE HIM A CALL AT HIS PLACE
OX SOUTH SIDE lllh ST.,
One door east of Heints's drug store.
Meat Market I
One do6r north of Post-office,
X EBB A, SKA AVE., - Columliuw.
KEKI ALL KINDS OF
Fresh and Salt Meats,
, w w -. ,
Etc., in their e.non.
$5T dixit paid lor llitlou, I.nrd
it ii I lt:icou.
WILL. T. KICK LY.
gEUjU Qm I gWL,
(Suooessora to HENRY .t BHO.)
All customer of the old hrm are cor
dially invited to continue their, pat
t'ronage, the s.ame as heretofore; to
gether with as many uew custo
mer as w Iti to purchase
For the Least Money.
C-.::u:n ts 3insri i Ziii i:l Tint: X Hilri.
CASH CAPITAL, - $50,000
Leander Gebkard, Prefi.
Geo. W. Holst Vice Pra't.
Julius A Reed.
1 Edward A. Gerrard.
Abner Turner, Cashier.
Basic of lepoit, DImcohbI
CollectloBM Promptly JlHde ob
. all Point.
Pay iHtereat ob Time Depos-
Booksellers f Stationers,
-) DEALERS in(-
Sewing Machines, Organs,
Small Musical Instruments,
Sheet Mmsio; Toys' and Fancy Goods.
23TIT you want anvthing In our line, give us a call, ,We sell none but Srt
1ukh good, at Ike lo-yret llriBfC price. 6
SINGER SEWING- MACHINES, at $2&.
COKKUK 13tfa AUTO
, t n
EX I) SPRINGS,
WHITNEY & BREWSTER
Light Pleasure and Business Wag
ons of all Descriptions.
We are pleased to invite the attention
of the public to the fact that we have
just received car load of Wagons and
"Buggies of all descriptions, and that we
are the sole agents for the counties ol
Platte, Butler, Boone, Madison, Merrick,
Polk aud York, for the celebrated
CORTLAND WAGON COMP'Y,
of Cortland, Xew York, and that we are
offering these wagons cheaper than any
other wagon built of same material,
.tyle and finish can be sold for in this
23Send for Catalogue and Price-list.
phi i.. caix,
484-tf Columbus, Xeb.
USD1CAL & inflUL INSTITUTE.
T. E. U1TCHILL, M. B. V, T. MAEITJJ, U. D
3. D. MEBCIE. U. 0., & 7. C. DEMISE, U. D e(0ubl,
Consulting 7wmi a&i Surgeons, -
For the treatment olall classes of Sur
gery and deformities; acute and
chronic diseases, diseases of the eye
aud ear, etc., etc.,
ON ELEVENTH STREET,
Opposite Speice & Xorth's land-office.
lias ou baud a tine selected
REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
tSTALL GOODS SOLD, ENGRAVED
FREE OF CHARGE jEJ
Call and s;e. No trouble to show
Manufacturer and Dealer in
BOOTS AND SHOES!
A ramplrteiuortmrnt or Ldle'd Chit- '
drtn'ii.SbOfa krpt on hind.
All Work Warranted!!
OHr ITIotto Good stock, excellent
work and fair prices.
Especial Attention paid to Repairing
Gor. Ollre and 13th St.
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & WOLS
SAIiB DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COLUMBUS, NEB.
--t r- -s-JSgj3 JbT & Stl
4BJ4 BBBBBJHLmt' p
' -' - ' ' ;
VTfKBER A KNOBEL,
Oh Eleventh Street,
Where meats are almost given away
Beef per lb., from 3 10 eta.
Best steak, per lb., 10 "
Mutton, per lb., from 0 0 10 "
Sauoage, per lb., from 8-10 "
0S3Special prices to hotels. 5C2-ly
Manujacturer and dealer in
Wooden and Metalic Bnrial Caskets
All kinds and sizes ofKebes, also
has the sole right to manufac
ture and sell the
Smith's Hammock Reclining Chair.
Cabinet Turning and Scroll work. Pic
tures, Picture Frames aud Moulding,
Looking-glass' Plates, 'Walnut Lumber,
etc., etc. COLU31BUS, NEB.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
H. MICHES. CHEMICALS
Fine Soaps, Brushes
PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept ou hand by
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
Eleventh street, near Foundry.
COLUMBUS. : .NEBRASKA
3TDeposits received, and interest paid
on time deposits.
ISTPrompt attention given to collec
tions and proceeds remitted on day of
B5T Passage tickets to or from European
points by lest linespt Iffioest fates.
V3Tl)ratts on principal points in Eu
rope. REFERENCES AND CORRESPONDENTS:
First National Bank, Decorah, Iowa.
Allan & Co., Chicago.
Omaha National Bank, Omaha.
First National Bank, Chicago.
Kouutzo Bros., N. Y.
y - . . r- .
SPEICE & NORTH,
General Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacific, andMldland .Pacific
R. R. Lands for sale at'froih$3.'00to $10.00
per acrefor cshror ontiye or.ten years
time, in annual .pay.gijents to. suit pur
chasers. We have also" a large and
choice lot of other lands, improved and
unimprov-ed,tfor sale at low price and
on reasonable terms. Als.9 businesi aad
residence Iotsinthe city. We keep a
complete abstract of title to all real es
tate in P.latf e.County.
UnionFacfic Land Office,
On Long Time and low rate
All wishing to buy.)Rail,Bokcl Lands
or Improved Farms will find it to their,
advantage to call, at, ,the U. P. .Land
Office before looking elsewhere, ai I
make a specialty of buying and selling
lands on -commission;, all persons wish
cilities for affecting, sales are, unsur-
passed. I am prepared to make final
proof for all parties wishing to 'get a
patent for their homesteads.
.I3f Henry Cordes, Clerk, writes, and
SAMUEL C. SMITH,
.. Agt. U.tP..LBdlDepartment,
555-y COLUJttJBUS, NEB.
. MslSi ssssBBBBffi ' -
ing to sen larma or unimproved land
will fiid It -to tkalrIadrahtage;toaeave
their lands whHmfor.,s'ale. as mv fa-
pOKff EJLlTJg 4c SiriIVAN,
Up-Btairs inOluck Building, lltb.street,
Above the New lank.
JOHN J. MAVBMAJX,
JUSTICE OF, TSE PEACE AND
NOTAItY PUBLIC, ,
TT a. HIJUSOIV,
ISth Street, ii doers west f HaaaoaAiHoaM,
Colutnbiti,Neb. ' "40f.y
R. M. D. XHIJM8T03I,
Office over corner of 11th and North-st.
All operations first-class and warranted.
IIIICAtiO JBAKHEK SHOP!
HENRY WOODS, Prop'R.
ISfEvery thing in first-class style.
Also keep the best of cigars. 61G-y
-jl JcAL.L18TJBR BRON.,
A TTORNETS A T LA W,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing. 1 1th St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
llth St., nearly opp. Cluck's store,
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blankets, Curry Combs, Brushes-, etc.,
at the lowest possible prices. Repairs
promptly attended to.
Aad General Collection Ageat,
St. Edwards, Boone Co., Neb.
IP YOU have any real estate for sale,
if you wish to buy either in or out
of the city, if you wish to trade city
property for lands, or lands for city
property, give us a call.
WADBWORTH & JOSSELYN.
NBLBON MILLKTT. BYRON MILLETT,
Justice of the Peace and
N. INILLETT A SORT,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. B. They will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to them. 248.
T OUIS SCHREIBER,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Buggies, Wagons, etc., made to
order, and ail work guaranteed.
JSrShop opposite the "Tattersall,"
Olive Street. f25
T? J. SCH17G,M.I.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
OJJlce Corner of North, and Eleventh
Sts., up-stairs in Gluck's brick building.
Consultation in German and English.
Dealer in REAL ESTATE,
AND IHSUSAKCX AQ1HT,
GKNOA. NANCK CO., ... NKB.
O LATTERY & PEARSALL -ARK
To remove houses at reasonable
rates. Qive them. a call.
S. MUBDOCK & SON,
Carpenters, and Contractors.
Have 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 prices. Call and give us an oppor
tunity to estimate for you. J3TShop on
13th St., one door west of Friedbof &
Co's. store, Columbus.'Nebr. 483-y
LAW, REAL ESTATE
MONEY TO LOAN inmall lots on
farm property, time one to three
years. Farms with some Improvements
bought and sold.. Office for toe present
at the Clotber House, Columbus, Neb.
Restaurant and. Saloon!
E. D. SHEEH AN Proprietor.
arWholesale nnd Re.tail Dealer in For-
j eign tv men, iiquor auu ivitarn, uuu
lin "Stout, Scotch and English Ales.
dST'TentucA-y Whiskies a-Specialty.
OYSTERS in their season, by the case
pan or dish.
Utk Strt, Stk f J)pet
S. J.lfAKMOY, Prsp'r.
Nebraska Av., Souti of Ppot,
A new house, newly .furnished. Good
accommodations. Board by- day or
week at rsaionableTates.
,JfpSeta a FlrstClsM.TalIe.
Meals,. ...25 Cents. J Lad$igs....25 Cts
Id a secluded villiage on the bor
ders of the Scottish Highlands, it was
my cD8tdm for years, every autumn,
to sojourn for the purpose of partic
ipating in that most exciting and
healthful of pastimes, grouse shoot
ing. ' Ab it was necessary in my
excursions, that I should be accom
panied by some attendant for the
occasional carrying of my fowling
apparatus, and 'the spoils of the
field,' 'when fortune favored me in
any extraordinary degree, I selected
a young man of the name of "Henry
Howard, whoso Jine figure and In
tellectual countenance had, on some
of my former visits, attracted my
He was a native of the village, and
an operative by trade ; but, owing to
the hardness of .the times had been
in little or no employment. I need
not say that he was glad to accept
my offer, and the equality on which
we were placed soon established us
on the closest terms of intimacy.
In the course of our rambles he
informed me that his parents were
both dead that at one period they
had been considerable proprietors in
the village, but from the rascality of
a lawyer who had inveigled them
into a lengthy suit, which, ending in
their discomfiture, found themselves
at last at his mercy, which was shown
them by his attachment and dispos
ing of their property to liquidate
his own demauds.
Thus beggared, the mother died of
a broken heart; and his father, too
proud to become a laborer in the
very fields of which ho had once
been owner, intrusted Henry to a
near relation and enlisted in a regi
meut then departing to join the
British under Wellington in the
struggle between France and Eng
laud. In the very first engagement
in which his regiment was called to
act, be was mortally wounded, and
could barely intrust his dying bless
ing for his child to a comrade. That
comrade faithfully fulfilled bis
promise, and poor Henry learned
with a sorrowful heart that he was
an orphan. At the time of our.
acquaintance, he was about twenty
years of age, tall, well formed, and
handsome in feature. His mind,
which was of a superior cast, had
not been neglected in education,
neither had he failed, by every op
portunity, to improve it.
'Ah, sir he said to m.e one even
ing on our return home, 'it is a sorrowful-thing
to sutler from poverty.'
Why do you say so?' I remarked ;
'it is not every one that is rich that
True, sir ; but to be poor, and con
scious that poverty prevents you
from occupying a position in society
that with honor you could fill, and
behold others possessing it from the
influence of wealth alone, makes the
heart sicken and the spirit despair.
I feel sir, as if existence were a curse
to me.' That last expression made
me regard him minutely, when I
saw that his eyes were filled with
tears. 'Henry,' I said, 'there is Borne
trouble weighing heavily upon you.
Tell me of it ; perhaps I can advise,
if not assist you.'
'Ah, sir I you cannot. It is an
affair that' he paused and sighed
'What is it?' I continued, perceiv
ing be was halt inclined to be com
municative. 'I am your friend ; rely
The poor fellow thanked me grate
fully, and said : 'Well, sir, as it is
an affair that happens once, at least
to every man in his life, I will in
form you. I am '
He hesitated when suspecting the
cause, I said : You are in love.'
'Yes, sir, but I cannot obtain the
woman of my heart.'
'And why?' said I. 'There never
was a will but there was a way. Is
your love returned?'
'Deeply, sir, but because I am poor,
her parentB will not sanction onr
union therefore, I must forget her;
but I can as soon forget there is a
God in heaven.'
'Come, cqroe,' I said to him en
couragingly, 'have patience; time
tells strange tales, and backed by
perseverence, sometimes does won
ders. Why not try to better your
fortune? You are yet young, and
if the girl loves you sincerely, she
will be willing to wait nntil the ob
stacle of want is removed.'
'I have thought of that sir, and
have formed my resolution. I shall
leave MarB and my native village
For what part?' I enquired.
Any no matter the world is
wide enough. I care not whither
my fate leads me.'
We were, by this time, close upon
the village, when I perceived a beau
tiful girl standing at a garden gate,
which led to a pretty cottage, whose
appearance, and the handsome gar
den around it, showed that its inmates-
were of the better order of
inhabitants. At the sight of the. girl
Heary started, - exclaiming, 'Mary
"Hush 1' said the girl, interrupting
him ; 'meet me to-night ; it may be
forvour future happiness,' and the
next moment she passed up the rose
tinted path to the cottage.
And that is the girl you love
Mary Leslie, is it not, Henry ?' I in
quired of him.
fYes sir, Mary Leslie, as pure and.
beautiful as an angel from paradise.'
Well, who knows but good for
tune is yet in store for you ?'
'Heaven grant it,' he returned, and
gaining my dwelling, ho was about
bidding jne Adieu. -Hui Wftr ,
iHold 1' I said, 'take this in remem
brauce of me; you will need such a
friend among strangers,' and putting
a sum of money in his baud, shook
it heartily. He could not reply, but
returned the pressure and hurried
from my presence.
Two years after this I first beheld
the ancieut and royal burg of Ster
ling. It was a beautiful and bright
sunny day. On the right the Ochil
mountains reared their purple crests
in the distance, and to the lett ranged
the -chain of the ChevoitB. In the
center of the scene gleamed the ser
pentino winnings of the Forth, and
above all, on its mountain summit,
rose the castle of Sterling.
Not an object caught the eye but
peace and beauty, not a sound fell
upon the ear but of melody and bliss.
When I entered the principal
street, no bustle, no turmoil of the
natural attendants of society were
seen or heard ; all was solemn silence
as if the angel of pestilence had cast
his mantle over earth. The occupa
tions of human life were forgotten;
groups of citizens stood in gaping
wpnder; not a smile lighted up the
fane of beauty, not a sound broke
from the throng of noisy urchins,
but upon every counteuauce you
could see the impress of fear. All
were silent, or if they moved, it
seemed as if they trembled under
terror and despair.
Amazed, and partaking of the
solemnity which surrounded me, I
slowly continued my path, wonder
ing what calamity could thus, as it
were, blight the aspect of nature,
when the deep and heavy strokes of
a bell broke upon the air. I pansed
again it sounded. I proceeded,
when, turning the corner of a nar
row street which led towards the
castle, I beheld a dense mass of
human beings roofs, windows, yea,
every spot from which a yiew could
be procured, literally heaved a sea
of life. Iu the distance stood a
scaffold, black, solitary and hideous,
while from the transverse beam hung
two ropes, with their prepared
nooses lingering for their unhappy
I was breathless ; cold drops stood
upon my brow my heart throbbed
as if it would burst my bosom, my
knees knocked together; my eyes
lost the faculty of vision ; I caught
at the air as a solid substance to
support me, when a loud blast of a
bugle recalled me to consciousness.
A universal murmuring broke from
the crowd; then a long, deep sigh
burst irom the multitude, and all
again was silent.
Then came the sound of the clat
tering of horses' hoofs, and down a
long descent of street proceeded a
line of cavalry, with their drawn
sabres gleaming in the sunshine.
The crowd mechanically gave way ;
the voice of the commanding officer
rose in rough and imperative tones.
The troops speedily formed around
the altar, while the bell sounded
faster and faster.
Above this shrine of Molock rose
a dark and gloomy bnilding; in its
front was the dial of a clock, the
hand of which was fast approaching
to the hour of three. A voice be
hind me exclaimed, in a whisper:
'I hear it coming.'
'What?' I ejaculated in a tone of
'The martyr, sir,! replied the same
I turned toward the speaker the
tears were rolling down bis furrow
ed cheeks; he was an old man, bis
bead was uncovered, and his hair
glistened like silver in the sun. A
low and distant sound was now
heard, yet a sound harsh and grating
to the ear. The crowd heaved like
the swell of the ocean a groan of
horror burst from every quarter,
but above all came a scream so
thrilling that at this distant period
instill rings fearfully in my ear; the
next momeut the car of death and
justice burst upon my view.
Father of mercy, I can never for
get it. A low wooden black box,
with a bench at each end of it. On
the front one sat two yonng man
the prisoners habited in deep
mourning, with their arms pinioned,
and their necks bared, ready for the
act of sacrifice.
On the other seat sat a figure
hideous to all eyes the executioner
robed in a loose black gown, fast
ened around him with a' piece of
rope: On bis head he wore a black
cowl, and on his face a mask of the
same color his position was oppo
site to.-the prisoner, aud in his hand
he carried an axe, which was to
perform upon them the work of
The vehicle of death was dragged
aloug by a miserable horse; strongly
guarded by a body of dragoons.
From a recess in the walk of the
gloomy building already named, on
a level with the scaffold, (issued a
band of officers, each bearing iu bis
hand a, rod of office. Following
,tb,e9 came the magistrate, habited in
.cabeao BcarlqL, JrjmmetJ with and
surmounted by caps of ermine.
The scaffold being thus lined, the
victims were conducted by their
guard and followed by the execu
tioner up a temporary flight of
stairs to the scaffold. All now was
silence. One doep, strong and fer
vent voice alone was heard amid the
awful stillness it was the officiating
priest, supplicating salvation at the
throne of the Almighty spontane
ously did the whole crowd uncover,
all creeds, all feelings, were merged
into one simple but powerful word
mercy I At the conclusion the
prisoners ascended the drop, giving
to the spectators a perfect view of
The executioner placed the fatal
ropes around their throats, drew
over their faces the white and
corpse-like caps, and was descend
ing to await the signal, when the
younger victim breathed a few
words, inaudible to all but the men
of blood, the cap was raised from
his face, he cast his eye toward the
spot where I was standing some
thing appeared to rivet his attention
the bible which he still held in hi?
hand he with difficulty kissed, then
casting his eye once more toward
the place where I stood, exclaimed,
'Mary, remember.' A thrilling
shriek from a female beside me, was
the auBwer the next moment the
drop had descended and they were
in the arms' of eternity. I looked
upon the features of the female;
they were not altogether unknown
to me. In another moment I re
membered tlfem. ' Gracious heav
ens 1' It was 'Mary Leslie Henry
Howard, her husband, was one of
I looked again to the scaffold ; life
was scarcely extinct the bodies
were cut down and laid upon the
block. The mau of blood approach
ed his axe swnng heavily in the
air, and descended head followed
head then, twining his fingers in
their hair, he exhibited to view their
ghastly features. The eyes were
open, and, as if yet animated with
life, glared hideously upon the spec
tators. Advancing to the front of
the scaffold, he exclaimed, 'Behold
the heads of traitors!' A veil of
horror burst from the multitude,
which was quickly drowned in a
burst of martial music.
On inquiry, I learned that Mary,
iu opposition to her parents, had
united herself to Howard, and to
gether they had come to the western
metropolis of Scotland, where for
two years they had suffered every
privation, and at last, in an evil hour
the unfortunate man bad been seduc
ed to enroll himself among some
discontented spirits who foolishly
deemed they could overthrow the
government. The result of their
visionary project was, that Henry
and another prominent conspirator
were seized, tried, condemned and
executed, as we have narrated, as a
warning to future offenders.
His last words, 'Mary, remember,'
were uttered to call to her mind a
dying injunction given to her the
evening before,at their final parting;
it was, that his remains should (if
allowed by law) receive the rightB
of Christian burial. Her request
was granted aud I need not Bay
that it was faithfully fulfilled.
That evening it was conveyed to
the grave, and three weeks after the
turf .was removed to receive the
remains of Mary Leslie.
The passing passion of New York
girls is for children just old enough
to walk. Pet dogs are discarded for
the time being, and a fashionable
belle leads instead a little toddler by
the hand. The object is to be re
garded by strangers as a youthful
and interesting mother. "Lend me
your baby this afternoon," is the
common request to genuine moth
ers by maidens. Going a distance
of four blocks on Fifth avenue I
met three girls of not more than
nineteen demurely leading tiny chil
dren and counterfeiting a maternal
air. 'Sometimes the attractive off
spring of poor parents are borrowed,
dressed carefully and taken out. The
freak is new and wonderful.
"I have nothing but my heart to
give )ou,"said a spinster to a law
yer who had concluded a suit for
her. "Well, said the lawyer gruffly,
"go to nay clerk; he takes the fees."
A 3 re-wine Veuntry.
The Londou Times, In the course
of a long article reviewing the won
derful progress of the United States,
as shown by the last census returns,
"A nation has never exhibited a
more magnificent picture of material
progress for ten years. Since 1S70
more than 11,500,000 have been
added to the populatton, at a rate of
30 per cent, increase. Except China
and Great Britain and Russia, no
Government etui count more sub
jects. In the number of citizens
moved by similar impuUe-t, and rec
ognizing common ends, the British
empire itself yields to the great re
public. Fifty million of human
beings in a land like America more
tbau match the SG.000,000 of Euro
pean and Asiatic Russia. The 425,
000,000 of China are not to be com
pared with them as a force among
mankind. Tbo growth of a popula
tion may generally be understood
to imply tbo growth of wealth and
resources. As each census in a Eu
ropean state indicates a numerical
advance, it may for the most part be
inferred that fresh means of support
have been made available. When,
however, every successive census in
the United States reveals an expan
sion by bounds and leaps, faith in
the instinct of human nature uot to
mujtiply beyond the power of ex
isteucf is scarcely needed to reassure
anxiety. The granary which is to
teed the new millions which have
come, the millions which are to fol
low, piles its stores for the whola
world to certify them. Each added
American citizen has not to search
for the livelihood nature hides some
whore or other for all ita children.
He is born or imported with his in
heritance labeled and allotted. He
has but to go west, or north, or
south ; there it is awaiting his ad
vent. European populations, even
the home population of Great Brit
ain, it must be acknowledged, have
rather in their decennial polls a look
of boys growing out of their clothes.
An elbow or an ankle is sure to be
seen betraying a want of proportion
between past resources and present
demands. On the other side of the
Atlantic there is a magazine of
clothes warranted to fit all ages and
sizes. Good soil is crying out ev
erywhere for its owners to come
and possess it."
Matt Carpeafer'M lfoykood.
The late Senator Carpenter, of
Wisconsin, was a native of More
town, Vt., and the old people there
are telling lots of stories about him
now. He was much opposed to
manual labor when a boy, and it is
said that his father once left home,
telling the future senator to hoe a
certain patch of potatoes during the
day, and giving him a couple of
shillings with which to get some one
to help him. Matt took the money,
and buying a bottle of rum with one
of the shillings, offered it to an
Irishman if he would do the job.
To insure the faithful performance
of the contract the yonthfnl con
tractor would station himself at one
end of the row and give the Irish
man a drink as often as he got
around to him. The task was soon
done, and young Carpenter was a
shilling in pocket without having
done a stroke of work himself.
From the best authenticated re
ports the Ohio men have the run of
things in the region above and be
low this suffering sphere, as well as
upon it. A spiritualistic medium
has been in communication with the
hereafter, and records the informa
tion obtained in rhyme. He watched
the spirit of the late Senator Car
penter as it approached the abode
of the blessed, and reports the gate
keeper as saying :
"From Wisconsin, that st3te of sin I
I fear I cannot let you in."
"But where is Peter?" asked the soul;
"I thought here he had control!"
"Well, so he had," the keeper said,
"But now I am acting here instead.
There's been a change I'd have you know
Since I came here a year ago,
The othces the saints held then
Are now held by Ohio men!
All from that state get into glory;
AH others go to purgatory."
The soul, borne down by weight of woe,
In sadness took its way below.
"A collection will be taken up,"
said the minister; "Deacon Swipes,
will yon pass?" and that good man
waking suddenly with bis bands full
of hymn-books, responded: "No,
I'll order it up, by thunder 1" and
theu the minister dealt him a dread
ful look and the good man passed out.
"Job, ray dear," said his wife,
wreathed iu Bmiles, "I wish you had
been at church this morning. Mr.
Goodwin was very interesting; and
when be prayed for the absent ones"
"Well, that accounts for it then. I
haven't canght such a string of fish
for a year as I did this morning."
"Do try to talk a little common
sense," said a young lady to her
visitor. Ab, but wouldn't that be
taking an unfair advantage of you?"
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