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VOL XF-NO. 51. - r ' '":--1w 'l '"''COLOMBOST-NEB., WEDNESDAY, APE1L 20,. 1881.
WHOLE NO.. 571.
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Three inonthn,rOc. Single copies, 6c.
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CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
t i- " au.tjij.ds or
Store on; Olive St., near the old Post-office
Columbus Nebraska. -H7-ly
bhopt near Foundry, sooth of A. A N. Depot
All kiniU of wood ami iron work on
tWagonb, Buggies, Farm Jlarblnery, &:.,
TIMPKEX SPHIXG BUGGY,
ami other eastern buggies.
MRS. M. S. DTCATvE
HAS JUST KKCK1VED A XAUOE
FALL AND WINTER
MILLIIEBY All FAICV GDDDS.
B5A.FUI.Lr ASSORTMENT OF EY
ERYTHING BELONGING TO
EHYSTOKE.'Jeil I -
Twelfth St., two doors east State Bank:
tf'jGJBRBER & CO;, .
TABLES, Etc., Etc.
GiyE HIM A CALL AT HIS I'LAl K
rl OS SOUTH SIDE 11 111 ST.,
Oneoor east of Heintz's drug store.
Meat Market !
I , One door Jiorth of ost-otlice,
xSbXASKA AVE'., - -Columljn.
KEKP ALL KINDS OF
Frist and Salt ;Meats,
iu their season.
Cak paid for llltlew, I.ard
AVHOLESALE & RETAIL
ALSO DKALKIia JX , ,
Crockery,- Glass ware LaHips,Etc.-;
and Couiitrv Produce of
THE BEST Or TI.017R AL,
ways Ki:pr o." IIAD.
K ijli-. y
so f f
, ' h
S3F;Gopd9 delivered freej ofjchargey to
"any part of the city. Terins'casn .
Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets,
&c:imrtU Suwl Xtii lii Tircir k Ssltt.
COLUMBUS NEBRASKA.. '
CASH CAPITAL, l. J " $504.OO0
,i1- K' "DIRECTORS:
LtAKDER Gerrard, Pres'l.
wJdlius A Reed.
Ebwabd Ay. Gerrard.
Abker Turke,b, Cashier.
,- i i nrO
maalc ef Depos'lt, DIaceaat
- .. v - - .
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Collect leas PrematlrM ade ea
all Pelats. ,.
Pay JjtsecestMjX'4ame Depos
' ; ll U BTK E-R &
us . J fcw- - - I.JS
) DEALERS IN(-
Sewing Machines, Organs'.
Small Musical Instruments- -
Sheet Music, Toys and Fancy Goods.
" iSFIf you want. any tiling in our line, give us a call.
claw goods at the lewewt Ilvlat price.
lb- mrf"1 T
CORHCK 13th A3TU
W1GQIS! BUS! WASOMS!
WHITNEY & BREWSTER
' SIDE SPRINGS.
Light Pleasure aidJJHsiness Wag
ous of all Descriptions.
We are pleased to invite the attention
or the public to the fact that we have
just received a car loauVof Wagons and
BuieH of all defcriptlonsiiAnd that we
are the sole agents for the counties ol
Platte, Butler, lioone, Madison, Merrick,
Polk ami York, for the celebrated
CORTLAND WAGON COMP'Y,
of Cortland, New York, and that wc are
offering these wagons cheaper than any
other wagon huilt of same material,
stylo and tiuish can be sold for in this
JtiTSend for Catalogue and Price-list.
4S4-tf Columbus, Neb.
Mm l KM, INSTITUTE.
t. x. mit:hill, u. s.
2. S. IfZSCIS, JI. S., a 7. C. VtmZZ, V. V., tlOaxU,
Consulting Physicians and Surgeons.
For the treatment of all classes of Sur
gery,, and deformities; acute and
chronic diseases, diseases of the eye
and ear, etc., etc.,
ON ELEVENTH STREET,
Opposite Spelce &, North's land-office.
Has on hand a hue selected
REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
3VLL QOODS SOLD, "ENGRAYED
FJiEE OK CHAKGEgJ
Call and Bee. NoUrouble
Manufacturer and Dealer in
.i.iy ...ii a
BOOTS AND SHOES!
A complete tatortmrnt of Ladlra' aad Chll
". . drtn'i hhoet kept on hind. ,
All Work Warranted!!
Oar motto Good stock, excellent
work and fairprices.
it' . . ' t v
Especial Attention paid to Repairing
Cor. Olive nart 19th 8t.
BECKER & WELCH,
J ri tI
SALE DEALER IK
OFFICE, COLUMB US, NEB.
GlocKS ana Jewelry
C R A ivTer,
( .-J J' I J
1 1 1'jiti-1
We' sell none but first-
Ol.lVK HTKEKM. -'
r , ,i (
Oh Eleveatk Street;
Where meats,, are almost given away
" " t for cash.
Heof per- lbi, fro'ra . ... r. . 3 -10 cts.
Best steak, per lb., .. 10 "
Mutton, per lb., from,.. ,.0 0,10."
Sausage, peril),, from '8 10 ,r
0J"Speclal prices to hotels. flG2-ly
. lcmujacturervan& tkaler-ih-
Wooden an JH etiilic Burial Caskets
All kinds and sizes of Kole, also
has the sole right iojuanufac
ture and sell the
Smith's Hammock Reclining Chair.
Cabinet Tufnrng'and Scroll work. Pic
tures, Picture Frames and Mouldings,
Looking-glass Plates, Walnut Lumber,
etc., etc. COLUMBUS, .NEB.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
Dili. lEDICim, CHEMICALS
WIFX, LIQIIOKN, k
Fine Soaps, Brusheg,
PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles UBUally kept on hand by
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
Eleventh street, near Foundry.
COLUMBUS, : NEBRASKA
ANDERSON & ROEN,
3TDepmits received, and interest paid
SfcTrampt attention aiven to collec
tions and 'proceeds remitted on day of
ti3Bjfiassage tickets to or from European
points oy best lines at lowest rates.
f3T Drafts on principal points in Eu
REFERENCES AHD CORRESPONDENTS:
First .National Bank, Decorab, Iowa.
Allan & Co., Chicago.
Omaha "National Bank, Omaha.
First National Bank, Chicago.
lvountze Bros., N. Y.
SPEICE & NORTH,
General Agents for the Sale'of
Union Pacific, and Midland Pacific
R. RiLandi. for sale. atfromf3.00toJ10.00
per acre for caihj 6rbu 'five for ten years
time.Jn annual payment'a to suit pur
chasers. We have also a large and
choice IdLof other lands, improved and
unimproved, for sale at low -price and
on reasonableterms. Also business and
residence lots in the city. We keep a
complete abstract of title to all real es
tate in Platte County.
t r , w
Union Pacfic Land Office,
Or Long Tjme, and low rate
All wishing to buy "Rail Road Lands
or Improved Farms will find it to their
advantage. tto call at the XT., P, -Jad
Office before 'loekinr 'elsewhere J as "-I
make a specialty of buying and selling
lands on commission; all persons wish
ing to sell faras ox unimproved land
will And it to their1 adVaritageHo leave
their lands with me for sale, as my fa
cilities for affecting sales are unsur
passed. I am prepared' to make, final
proer for ,'alf parties wishing to get a
patent for their homestead's.
3Henry Cordes, Clerk, writes and
, SAMUEL C. SMITH, .v
655-y COLUMBUS, NEB.
pOKNELlUM Sc SUl.l,lVAi,
Up-stairs inGluck Building, 11th street,
Above the New bauk.
TORN J. MAVGflAIV,
JUSTICE Of THEPEAEAX D
12th Stmt, 2 doors irtst of Hammond Home,
Columbus, Neb. 491-y
K. N. I. THBH8TOS,
Office over corner of 11th and North-st.
All operations first-class and warranted.
pHICAttO BARBER SHOP!
HENRY WOODS, Prop'k.
jaTEverytblng In first-class style.
Also keep the best of cigars. 010-y
A TTOBNEYS AT LA W,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing. 11th St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
llth St., nearly opp. duck's store,
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, WliipB,
Blankets', Curry Combs, Brushes, tc,
at the lowest possible prices. Itepuirs
promptly attended to.
TIT J. THOMPSON,
And General Collection Agent,
St. Edwards, Boone Co., Neb.
IF 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 Uuds for city
property, give us a call. ""
WaDSWORTH & JOBSFI.YN'.
NRIBON MILLKTT.- BYRON MILLKTT,
" J Justice'of the Peace and
N. MILLETI 4c SON,
A TTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Jl Nebraska. W"N. B. They will give
close am'ntlon.to all business entrusted
to them. '248
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice., Buggies, Wagons, etc., made to
order, and 'all work guaranteed.
igrShop opposite the " Tattersall,"
Olive Street. r.25
J. SCUUG.ifl. !.,
PHYS1 CJANANLTSUR QEON,
W - t
Office Corner of North and Eleventh
Sts.,up-Ntars ia Gliick's brick.building.
Consultati6nTin German and'Englisb.
Dealer in REAL ESfATE,
ANS mSUBAMCX AOtHTi
GENOA. NANCK CO.
S LATTERY fe PEARSALL
- ARK PRKPARKD, WITH
FIBST- CLASS APPA BA TUS,
To remove bouses at reasonable
rates. Give them a call.
I? " S. MURDOCKSON,
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'glve us an oppor
tunity to estimate" for you. TJSTStiop on
13th St., oue door west of Friedhof A
Co's. store, Columbus, Nebr. 483-y
LAW, REAL ESTATE
- AND GENERAL
L ' BY
w. s. gje:e:r.
MONEY TO LOAN in small lots on
farm property, time one to three
years. Farms with some improvements
bought and sold. Office tot, the present
at the Clother House'Colunibus. Neb.
fiestanront -a,nd -Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor. ,
1-WholeBale nntf Reliil Dealer in For-'
eign Wines. Liquors and Cigars, Dub-0fBStodC?Sc-otch
tSTKeiuOcfWhiskies a Specialty.
OYSTEftS in their' season, by the case
can or dish. '
. Iltk StrW. etk ef DFet ,
V S.J.JIARMQjr, Prsp'r.
Nebraska A ve.,3outh of Depot,
riiii;! L'lb X;'i i . : .
A: newJtouae, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. xBoard.by day or
week at reasonable rates.
' 'fiFateia BFIrtt.Clais ale.
Mcali, .'. . .25 CentsVrdgIni .
THE COIIVEHH OF KAXMAS.
Several years ago, aud atiortly
after, the remoaetization of silver,
counterfeiting received a wouderful
impetus and the West and Sooth
especially were flooded with bogus
The largo floating population and
the wilderness of the border coun
try rendered the (ask of unearthing
the coiners a bard one, but after sev
eral seasons. of very persistent and
stealthy work, the United States
Qetective service became satisfied as
to the location of at least one gang
of "the "Sharps," aud Jack Densmore
an experienced agent, wkb instructed
to visit, the State (Kansas,), iugratiate
himself with the counterfeiters, and
learn of their hauntB and habits.
The duty was a dangerous one, but
the mau selected to perform it had
faced danger, and even death, too
often among our eastern criminals
to hesitate a moment; and so it hap
pened that, upon a certain hazy Sep
tember evening, Donsmoro, disguis
ed as a Dutch peddler, dropped from
the weBtward-bouud traiu on the
Kansas Pacific road, at tho little
station of Black Wolf in Kansas.
For a moment he gazed aftor the
retreating cars, then turned, aud in
broken English inquired of the
station agent the route to Wildwood
'I vas what-you-call sthrango mil
dis part de koundry said the peddler-
smiling, 'but a frient ov mine
up de river, he say go to Vildwood
tavern, und you sold lots ov goots
in dot koundry
'Wall, Dutchy, I don't reckon ye
wjll do much trade, but I ken tell
ye the road if yer goinV
So saying, the rough "Westerner
gave him the necessary directions,
aud, iu the gloaming, Densmore
'I'll try every house from here to
Wildwood,' muttered he. when out
of bearing, but I'll find Price's.
That is the name Price. And then
when that's found, look out I If I
can capture Dick Price, my fortune's
At 9 o'clock, Carl for so he called
himself sought shelter at a settler's
cabin by the roadeide and paid for
supper, lodging, aud breakfast with
gaudy lace. At noon he paused
again to eat and trade, and again
many times during the afteruoon.
Before night be heard the name of
Price; and before night, too, several
pieces of this counterfeit coin had
been passed upon him. He was
nearing his game.
It was a little after sundown, and
with weary tread Jack Densmore
was climbing up a long hill, where
the truggling roadside was fringed
with bushes and woods, when a step
startled him, and a moment later a
slender boy was at his side.
How you vas, leetle feller?1 said
the detective. 'Dose vas a nice
'Yes, sir,' said the youth, looking
at him sharply. 'Where are you
'Me goin' ? Oh, IjVas goin' to sell
de tings in mine pack. I yust vas
goin' to git rich,' aud the peddler
'No, I mean to-night. Where are
you going to stay?' said the boy.
'This road stops up in the wood here.'
De road shlpps 1 ,Py schimrniny 1
Den dot road got himself lost at de
last turn. I fought dis road vent
fro' dese woods lo dot place you
calls de tavern, hey ?'
'Oh, you mean Wildwood tavern?
That's over that way,' and the boy
pointed into .the darkpeea. 'It's five
miles from here.'
Py shimmiuy !' sighed poor Carl ;
five miles! I nefler get dere to
night. I shleep mit dese voods,' and
he' began to unstrap his pack.
The boy eyed him again sharply.
Then he said, 'No, you needn't sleep
in the woods. I live at the end of
this road. Come with me. You can
stay at pur house, I guess.'
'Ah, dot vas a goot poy,' said the
Dutchman, gladly. 'Dot vas pery
nice, und I get some supper, too,
I reckon .replied the boy.
Reshouldering his pack, the 'two
continued to follow the road, the
boy leading, until half a mile further
on, a cabin appeared in the shadows.
Here's my house said the guide.
Go to the. door and I'll run and tell
father,' and he disappeared- toward
Densmore looked sharply about
him. This was Price's. A long,
low cabin, strongly built with Bmall
barred windows, a barn back of It,
dreary woodB upbn all sides. A
regular den. The detective shud
dered A bad bole ; yet he's Jhe chief. If
I can catch him, with the dies, it will
destroy the gang
Then with a resolution to succeed
or perish he slowly moved toward
As he raised his hand to knock, it
was suddenly opened. A 'heavily
built, heavily bearded woodsman
stood before him a man with a skill
and cuuniug iu his face, aud a des
perate, threatening courage in his
eyes a devil to dare, a giant to do
Dick Price. He glowered upon tbe
peddlershading, tbe.Hickering torch
he held 'with Jone brawny hand,
wbilehis piercing' glance seardlied
'What d'ye want?'
'You vas deleotl'e poy 'a pa? Dot
vas goot. I vant aometiugs to eat
und sometings shleep. Deleellopoy.
said so And with simple natural
ness, Carl pushed aside the mighty
door-man, entered the cabiu, throw
his pack upon tho floor, aud with
a sigh of relief, ho dropped on
to a low bench near the fire. 'Ah,
dot vas mighty goot
For an instant anger flamed in
Dick Price's face. But before he
could speak, a back door opened,
and a young woman, young, lithe,
and charming entered, aud With, a
glance at the man before her, said
Ah, this is the peddlor Will spoke
to me of. no lost his way, dear
sho continued, going, to Price, and
laying her hand upon his arm ; 'and
Will met him on tbe road, and asked
him to stay with us to-night. It's
The passion died from tho man's
face. The voice of the woman
thrilled Carl. This girl aud the boy
who had guided him were oue. She
was the spy of the gang.
'So yer a peddler, eh?' said the
host, advancing, 'an' lost yer way?
Wall, yer welcome to our fire and
fare; but I tell yo, a little more cere
mony will be bettor with Dick Price
next lime. I was very nigh shakin'
ye!' and he smiled grimly.
Carl, smiled, too, childlike aud
bland, and said, 'Yaw The host
and his compauiou were amused.
'Where's the boy ?' asked Price.
'He went to the barn replied the
womaijf, as she busied herself pre
paring the eveuing meal. 'He was
too tired to eat and will not bo in
Carl was now sure that that
woman aud boy were'one.
A plain but plentiful supper was
served after which the peddler aud
his host drew before the, open fire
with their pipes. Naturally the con
versation turned upou trade, and
Dutchy very willingly told of his
success and even showed the silver
which he had gathered during the
day. Price picked a piece of it from
'This ere's bad said he.
'Vat I Pad?' and Carl leaned for
ward excited. 'Oh, you vas fool in V
he continued, examining the coin.
'Dis vill pass
'It may pass, but it's counterfeit,
all the same said Price. 'I'm sure
'Veil, nefler mind. It's blenty
goot enough for me, said the peddler
with a smile. 'I only visb I had a
tousand dollars mit it
'Wall, I reckon ye could get it
said Price, resuming his pipe. 'I
heerd a feller say to-day that thar
war lots o' it around
Py schimrniny! I vould like to
get it,' said his companion. 'It vas
goot effery vare I go
'I know a feller what's got some of
the stuff,' said Price, in a low tone,
'but he lives a mile from here. Ye
could buy it o' hfm, I "reckon
'For how much? said Carl.
Oh, maybe one half,' returned the
other. 'I can't say. It's bad stuff
to deal with, ye know, and I never
'One-half 1 You mean two dollars
for one? Py schimrniny! I vill
give two hundred dollars for four,
und get mineself rich I' cried Carl.
'But how kin ye pay for it?'
Nefler miudt. I know said Carl.
'Show me de feller vat got it to sell
und I pay him mit it
'Wail said the host, rising. 'I'll
find him for ye in the mornin'. Do
you want to turn in?'
'Turn in ?'
'Go ter bed ter sleep, I mean
'Oh, yaw. I vas tired myself oud
A moment's consultation with the
woman, and Price called the peddler
to follow. Carl picked up his pack,
and climbed the ladder that led into
the loft. There wad a shake-down
on the floor.
'Thar! It's not the finest bed
room in the world, but ye'll sleep
good :said Price laughing; Good
Goot night retnrned Carl.
The other disappeared. Dens
more heaved a sigh.
It's',bard work playing Dutch,' he
Then he opened bis pack, and from
it drew two heavy revolvers, a
bowie-knife, three pairs of handcuffs
and the star of tbe United States
'I may have work before- morn
ing thought he, 'and these are good
He removed his coatlew out the
candle, and lay. down, hid, mind. busy
with the. events of the day and in
forming some plan for the morrow.
, While thus engaged, the sound of
a door stealthily opened attracted
his. attention, and.a(moment later be
heard, men's voices below. Quietly
leaving bis bed, he crept to a knot
hole in the floor and listened.
'But the peddler?'
It was the woman's voice.
'Never mind him replied Price.
'Ned he cpqtiuued, apparently ad
dressing the tnew comer, 'we've a
dler aud he wants four hundred.
I'll just bring him to ye in the
morniug. He'll buy '
The door opened a second time.
I Pressing bis face close to the floor,
Densmore found that he could both
see and hear. Three sharp-looking,
roughly-dressed men entered.
'Ha! all here?' said Price iu alow
tone. 'That is good. I want half a
thousand o' the queer to-night, for
we kin soud to the tavern to-morrow,
and the chap up above wauts
some. Did you bring the dies,
The man addressed shook his head.
'I haveu't been home, an' jest come
from Elkhorn. Seud Nettie. My
old woman will give 'em to her
Price turned to the girl.
'Are you afraid to go, Net?'
'Afraid?' she laughed, and touched
her bosom, just drawing the butt of
a pistol into sight 'afraid, Dick?
You know better nor that
Wall, then, my gal, if ye go to
Bray's au' get the dies, it will help
un ; for while the boys are coming, I
will stay on watch, and mill the
hundred we ran yesterday. Ye'll
be back in an honr?'
Aud throwing a heavy cloak about
her and incasing her head in a deep
hood, the girl opened the door aud
disappeared into tbe night.
Price turned to the gang.
'Boys, go below, fire up, and pre
pare the rest o' the metal. I'll stay
here, and when Net comes in with
the dies we'll coin. I waut a full
load to-night, for we're almost out.
Here, give me a lift
As heeused speaking, he seized
a heavy iron bar aud thrust it be
neath the hearthstone. The others
joined hands with him, aud, with
desperate etlbrt, the live slowly
raised the great stone. Beneath it
appeared a door, secured by long
irou bolts. These being shut, and
tbe trap raised, a flight of steps was
seen. Tho four strangers descended,
carrying a lantern, aud Price drop
ped the door behind them. Then
opening a sort of hidden closet, he
drew from it a box of rough silver
coin and a milling mticuiue, with
which he then began to work.
'Trapped!' he whispered 'trap
ped ! The gang complete !3 Aud
now for work."
Noiselessly he arose and approach
ed tbe ladder. Iu either pocket were
his pistols, and in his hand a pair of
bracelets, on his breast his star. At
the top of the ladder he paused,
struck his foot against the floor and
coughed. There was a quick stir
down below. Mr. Brice ! Mr. Brice !
Vas you dare ?'
A half growl from below answer
What ye waut?'
'I vas sick, Mr. Brice I vas so hot
as never vas. I vant a leetle vater,
Mr. Brice, if you please, Mr. Brice
'What the ' then came au oath.
Lie still, ye Dutch fool, aud I'll bring
water. 'Don't come here !'
'Oh, no, Mr. Brice! But some
vater, Mr. Brice, for God's sake! I
vas burned alife!'
There was now a moving about
the room a patter of dipper and pail,
and Price approached tbe ladder.
Densmore breathed hard. The steps
came nearer, nearer. They mounted
the ladder. He crouched waiting.
Au instant more aud tbe bearded
face of Price appeared above tbe
opening in tbe floor, and bis right
hand was raised, holding a tin cup
'Here! Dutchy! Ye're cursed
hard to take care of! Here's your
Carl's arm was outstretched ; but
as he touched the dipper, there came
a sharp click, aud tbe handcuff clos
ed about tho wrist of the coiner, and,
at the same momeul the cold muzzle
of a heavy Colt's revolver pressed
against bis forehead, and the voice
of the detective hissed in his ear:
'Not a sound, or I'll kill you ! Up
with your other band
The man was fairly caught, and he
kuew it. Tbe color fled from bis
bronzed face, leaving it asben-bued;
a cold sweat gathered in beads upon
his brow ; the prison door yawned
before him ; one glance into the deep
eyes of the detective were quite
enough, and with a shudder and a
groan he allowed the handcuffs to be
placed, around bis other wrist.
'And now go do wn ; without noise,
too said Densmore, 'or '
Price obeyed, and as he turned
upon the floor below the detective)
was at his side.
'Sit there,' and he poiated toward
the table, 'with your back to the
Again tbe coiner obeyed, bowlag
bis head upou his hands. Then
Densmore crept to. the. trap, cloaed
it, and shot the heavy bolts
Without raising bis head, Price
'They xnusr-rao their chances re
plied Densmore, coldly.
So saying, he crept near the cabin
door, and awaited. He must have
the womuu, the spy, the lat and
best of all the raug.
The moments passed; the hour
was drawing to a close, and the de
tective listened with btited breath
for his coming victim, when sud
denly, without a sound, tbe door
opened, aud Nettie entered. As she
did so, Deiioinore stepped forward,
aud would have laid his hand on
her shoulder, but iu a single glance
the girl comprehended all, aud with
a wild shriek she spratig from him,
the dies dropping from her arms a
she did so, while Price started from
his seat and joined her. Aud then
agaiu the detective found himself
facing his enemies, onoof them now
armed, for the woman had drawn a
But there was no struggle. With
nerves teuse as steel, aud a deadly
light in the clear blue eyes, C-irl lev
eled his heavy weapous, one at
each of the figures before him, and
in low, rool tones aid :
'Up with your bauds! Iu the
name of the National Government
I arrest you as couuterteiters I
Come, be quick !'
The last words were, addressed to
tbe woman, for in ber eyes, too,
there gleamed a daugerous light;
but before the detective could stay
her the pistol was turned, there rang
out a sharp report, audrom her side
there welled the bright blood,spIash
iug the wooden floor, and, with a
moaning cry, she tottered and fell,
Price half catching her in bis shack
led arms as she sank.
Only once she spoke.
Better this than a prisoa,-Dick I
And to die with you, love.'
Then came a fluttering sigh, aad
she was gone.
An hour later Densmore stood be
fore the United States Commission
er at Wildwood, and delivered up
bis prisoner. Two hours later, a
possee of officers secured the others,
who were dragged half dead from
their cellar furnace-room ; and the
next day, tbe detective aloue stood
by tbe open grave of poor Nettie,
"the bravest and prettiest criminal
be bad ever kuowu,' be said, aud
heard tbe dull sound of the clod a
tbey fell upon ber coffin.. Then he
turned eastward again, bis duty done.
Tbe coiners of Kansas are now
Corapleteaevfl of Character.
Religion is good for nothing one
day in the week, unless it is aUo
'good for all the seven days. Char
acter, to amount to anything, must
be shown alike in all things. There
is no true manliness possible In one
relation of life on the part of him
who is not true and honorable in
every relation of life. No boy can
be a good son to his parents unless
be is a good pupil to bis teacher,
and a good playfellow to his com
panions. No man can be a good
friend, unless be is a good husbaud
and a good father. No minister can
be a good pastor and a preacher un
less he is a good neighbor aad a
good man. Among tbe very maay
wise and timely words to boys spo
ken by Mr. Thomas Hughes, none
are more important than those iu
which he has told of the teachings
on this very subject by Dr. Thomas
Arnold, his old teacberat Rugby.
He says, "He certainly did teach us
thank God for it! that we could
not cut our lives into slices, and say
'In this slice your actions are indif
ferent, and you needn't trouble your
heads about them one way or anoth
er; but in this slice mind what you
are about, for they are Important'
a pretty muddle we should have
been in bad we done bo. He taught
us that in this wonderful world no
boy or man can tell which of his ac
tions is indifferent and which not;
that by a thoughtless word or look
we may lead astray a brother for
whom Christ died. He taaght us
that life is a whole, made up of ac
tions and thoughts and longings,
great and small, mean and ignoble ;
therefore tbe only true wisdom for
boy or man is to bring tbe whole
life into obedience to Him whose
world we live in, and who has pur
chased us with His blood."
At last we will all have to start
on that dark, perilous journey. We
must all die, and go out beyond the
air and up through the stars. Bev.
A. A. Hodge.
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