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lines or less space, per aaMiim, ten dol
lars. Leal advertisements at statute
rates. "Editrr.tl lvl notice" Hfteea
ItSfOiice, on 11th streett?sp. stal rsiln
cents a line rack Msertraa. "Lecal
tnotices". Ave cents a line each Inser
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4K0E ,XI,f NO. 52.
Terms Per year, 2. Bhc,onths'yi.'
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 1881.
WHOLE NO. 572.
Three months, 50c. Single rfrpiesfSc.
ManHfacturer and Dealer 1b
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
ALL KINDS OF
Storeon Olive St.,nearthe old Post-office
Columbus Nebraska. 447-ly
Foundry, kouth of A. A- X. Depot.
AH kind of wood and iron work on
Wagons, Buggies, Farm Machinery, Ac.
Keeps on hands the
-rrfapKEX spring buggy;
and other eastern buggies.
3?uit to Bradlev Plows.
S. X)R ATGE
SPRING AND SUMMER
JILLIIE1Y US FAICY H
I2TA FlTLL ASSORTMENT OF EV
jERYTIUNG, BELONGING TO
Twelfth St., ttoo Hoars east
(Mrs, Mtt, Boreans,
TABLES, Etc., Etc.
GIVE HIM A CALL AT HIS PLACE
ON SOUTH SIDE 11th ST.,
'Ohe'door east of HeinWs drug store.
Meat Market !
One door north of l'oit-ofllce,
NEBRASKA AVE., -tcItralmi.
' o S
KRKP ALL KINDS OK
Fresh and Salt Meats,
mm, PBDLTIY. F1ESH FISH.
Etc., in their season.
tdrCaahpald for Hides, I.ard
' ' raBtI BacoB. "
WILL. T. RICHLY.
Hams Qemchj B
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
ALSO DEALKRS IN
Crockery, Glassware, Lamps, Etc.
aid CoHHtrv Produce of
THE BEST OF FLOUR AL
WAYS KEPT . HAilD.
LEAST MONEY I
delivered Lfree of charge to
jnany-part of the city
Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets,
Ss::uHt SerriTi X Sill iri Tsrtir k Etlrt.
CASH CAPITAL, - $50.0f30
'EiisDKR Gkrrard, Pres't.
Hulst Vice Pres't.
Ebwa.ro A. Gkrrarp.
Abker Turner, Cashier.
lt2 -tv i , 274
Booksellers V Stationers,
) DEALERS IN(
Sewing Machines, Organs,
Small Musical Instruments,
Sheet Music, Toys And Fancy Goods.
2If you want anything In our line, give us a call.
:1um cootl,at Ike lowest HvIbk price.
SINGER SEWING MACHINES at $25.
CORAER I3tk AND OLIVE SIKEEIS.
S. J. MA11MOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of-Depot,
A new house, newly furniBhed. Good
accommodations. Board by day or
week at reasonable rates.
tSTSctH a First
Jleals,.... 25 Cents. Lodgings. ...25 Cts
WA6QRS! BIGGIES! WA&01S
WHITNEY & RRE WSTER
Light Pleasure and Business Wag
ons of all Descriptions.
"We are pleased to iuritc the attention
of the public to the fact that we have
just received a car load of Wagons and
Haggles of all descriptions, ami that we
are the sole agents for the counties ot
Platte, Butler, ltoone, Madison, Merrick,
Polk and lork, lor the celebrated
C0RTLAKD WAGON COMFY,
of Cortland, New York, and that we arc
ofl'eriug these 'wagons, cheaper than any
other wagon built of same material,
style and liuish can be sold for in this
3Send for Catalogue and Price-list.
a -MrmTO a tst
UEDICAL I SWL INSTITUTE.
7. X. JilTCHILL, U. 2.
S. S. HIECEB, V. S., I J. C. CriflSI, It. D., cf Osahl,
Consulting Fhysicians and Surgeons.
For the treatment of all classes of Sar
gery and deformitiea ; acute and
chronic diseases, diseases of the eye
and ear, etc., etc.,
H. B. MORSE
IS STILL SELLING WM. SCHILZ'S
At Cost! At Cost!
AXD HA.S ADDED
A Line of Spring Goods
-WHICH J1E IS SELLING AT
Can still be found at the old stand,
where he continues to do
all kinds of
Custom Work and Repairing.
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & WHOLB
B ALII DBALERB IN
OFPICJ,COL UMJB US, NEB.
,M JUS? -.
We sell none hut first
YTf F.IIKK &. KiOIIKL,
f Ills' M! iAKKEt! ;
Oa Elevemtk Street,
Where meats are almost given away
Beef per lb., from 3 10 cts.
Rest steak, per lb., 10 "
Muttou, per lb., from C 10 "
Sausage, per lb.: from 8 10 "
J3F"Special prices to hotels. 5C:My
Manufacturer and dealer in
Wooden and Hetalic Burial Caskets
All kinds and sizes ofKobes, 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 and Mouldings,
Lookiuc-glass Plates, Walnut Lumber,
etc., etc. COLU3IBUS, NEB.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
SMS. IEIIEIIES. CHEMICALS
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually keptonhaud by
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
Eleventh street, near Foundry.
COLUMBUS, : NEBRASKA
ANDERSON & ROEN,
VSTDeposits received, and interest paid
on time deposits.
ISTPrompt attention qiven to collec
tions and proceeds remitted on day of
fiSTPassage tickets to or from European
points by best lines at lowest rates.
tf3TDratts 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.
Kbuntze Bros.,"N. Y.
SPEICE & NORTH,
General Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacific, and .Midland Pacific
R. R. Lands for sale at from $3.00to$10.00
per acre Tor cash, or. on -five or ten years
time, in annual-payments 'to suit pur
chasers. We. have also a large and
choice lot of other lands, improved and
unimprovea;Tror8aIe at low price and
on reasonable terms. Also business and
residence lots In the city. We keep a
complete abstract of title to all real es
tate in Platte County.
Union Tacfic Land Office,
On Long Time and low rate
All wishing to buy Rail Road Lands
or Improved Farms will find it to their
advantage to call at the U. P. Land
Office before lookin elsewhere as I
make a specialty of buying and selling
lands on commission; all persons wish
iug toeU arms .or unimproved land
wlll1ind it to their "advantage to leave
their lands wHh" 'me Tor sale, as my fa
cilities for affecting sales are unsur
passed. I am prepared to make Jlnal
proof for all parties wishing to tret a
patent for their homesteads.
fcHenry Cordes, Clerk, writes and
. ,. SAMUEL. C. SMltH,
A Ot' 11 "V T .n4 (n.nirlnusnt
555-y COLUMBUS, NEB. I
I -. M -
"lOKNELJUS fc NIlLLIVA.i,
ATTOBIMYS-AT'LA W, u
Up-stairs in Gluck Building, lltb street,
Above the New bank. f
TORN JT. M AUaHAW,
JUSTICE OI THE PEACE AND
Plattk Cextkr, - - Neb.
TT J. HUDSON,
12th Street, t doors nest or Hiwraonil Hone,
Columbus, Neb. ;4l-y
TK. M. 1. 1I1IJKS TO,
Office over corner of 11th and North-st.
All operations first-class and warranted.
IHICAtiO ltARREK SHOP!
HENRY WOODS, Prop'r.
JS3"Every thing in first-class style.
Also keep the best of cigars. 516-y
A TTOR2TEYS AT LA W,
Oflice up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing. 1 1th St. W. A. McAllister, Notarv
llth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store,
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blankets, Curry Combs, Brushes, etc.,
at the lowest possible prices. Repairs
promptly attended to.
TIT J. THOMPSON,
And General Collection Agent,
St. Edwards, Boone Co., Neb.
IF YOU have any real estate for sale,
IT you wish to buy either in or out
of the city, if you wish to trade city
property for lands, or lauds for city
property, give us a call.
Wadswortii & Josselyn.
NELSON MILLETT. BYRON MILLETT,
Justice of the Peace and
IV. M1LLE1T Sc SON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. B. They will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to them. 248.
J OUIS SCHREIBEK,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice JJuggies, Wagons, etc., made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
JSJ"Shop opposite the " Tattersall,"
Olive Street. fi2-"
p JT. SCHIJG, M. .,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office Corner of North and Eleventh
Sts., up-stairs in Gluck's brick building.
Consultation in German and English.
Dealer in REAL ESTATE,
AHD 1H2UEAHCE AOIHT,
GENOA. NANCE CO., ... NEB.
IS PREPARED, WITH
FIBST- CLASS APPA BA TUS,
houses at reasonable
Give him a call.
1UOTICK TO TEACHERS.
J. E. Moncrief, Co. Supt.,
Will be in his office at tbo Court House
on the first and last Saturdays of each
month for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certilicates. and
for the transactton of any other business
pertaining to schools. f7-y
. MURDOCK & SON,
Carpenters and Contractors.
Have bad an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
AH 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. jSTShop on
13th St., one door west of Friedbof &
Co's. store, Columbus, Nebr. 483-y
FARM FOR SALE
tS9 acres of good land, 80
acres under cultivation, a
a crfmri hnilfip atia finrl a half
Story high,'agood stock range, plenty ol
water, anu gooa nay lana. Two miles
east of Columbus. Inquire at the
Pioneer Bakery 473-6m
LAW, RKAT, ESTATE
W. S. GEEE.
TONEY TO LOAN in small lots on
X farm property, time one to three
years. Farms with some improvements
bought and sold. Office for the present
at the Clother House, Columbus, Neb.
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAN, Preprieter.
S2P"WholesaIe tnd Retail Dealer In For
eign Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub
lin Stout, Scotch and English Ales.
VSTKentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OT8TERS in. their season, by the case
can or dish.
"ONLY A FAKNKR.'
'I don't like the country, and I
never would have come here but for
the chance of becoming Mrs. Allen
Wolaro Itiat'o tha ti-tttli '
Her mother looked up amased at
the frankness of her youngest daugh
ter, and, as for her eldest daughter,
Dora, she rank back in ber seat with
a pained blush in her dark cheek.
'I am sure, Ada, you need not com
plain. You have a far easier living
at the Hollyhocks than either mother
or I,' she said.'
'Why everything- need bo so hate
ful, I don't see,' grumbled Miss Ada,
frowning under her flaxen curls. 'If
father hadn't died now, be might
have run along for years, until Dora
and I were suitably married, and
kept up appearances so we could
have made good matches. Now
everybody knows we are poor.'
'And everybody knows we are
honest !' cried Dora, who still trem
bled at the mention of her dead
father. 'We settled everything as
honorably as possible and came here
to live, glad of Uncle Alfred's ofler
at least I was.'
And I am sure I was my dear,'
said Mrs. Atherton with a sigh. '1
am thankful to have a roof- over my
head in my old age.'
'Uncle Alfred was absorbed in
flori-culture and made a pet of the
place for years. It is lovoly here, I
think,' said Dora, leaning to look out
into the bright summer garden.
'I don't care for flowers,' returned
Ada, moodily. 'I can't make myself
happy with hose and watering pots.
I think it would be better than this,
with the Waters' place, opposite.
But Allen Waters is away and the
gates shut against us. In fact there
is nobody here.'
'You calculated a great deal on the
society of a man you don't know in
the least, Ada,' said Dora, returning
to her sewing.
'I'm not in the least like you,
Dora, with your notions of congen
iality and similar tastes,' burst forth
Ada. 'I've a taste for comfort aud
luxury and I could love any man
who could give them to me. Be
sides,' somewhat moderating her
violence, &b her mother looked
annoyed at ber extreme statement,
'you know we have always heard
what a fine fellow Allen Waters
Dora said no more. Her bright,
dark face burned with indignation.
She was ashamed of Ada, grieved,
yet secretly tried to make some
excuse for her sister.
Day by day Ada continued her
complaints of the Hollyhocks. She
was miserable herself and she cer
tainly made everybody else so.
While Dora was as busy -as a bee,
Ada moped hergelf almost sick.
The little phaeton which Dora bad
driveu in as a child was left the
family, and at her mother's sugges
tion Dora hired a gentle horse of a
neighboring farmer one day and in
vited Ada to a drive.
There's lovely sceuery along the
valley road. It will make a little
change for you, Ada. Besides, I've
a bit of news to liven you up.'
Ada turned languidly.
'Allen Walters is coming home,'
said Dora, with a faintly mis
After a moment's thought Ada
rose, arrayed herself iu ber prettiest
driving costume, and entered the
Drive past the "Waters estate,
Dora. What a fat, lazy horse!
There is no fun in driving if you
cau't drive in style. There, now, see
the Waters' place. It's all I expect
ed it to be. Thcre'd be some com
fort in 1 iving if one could be mistress
there. It's uo belter marriage thau
I ought to have made if papa had
nr fa i In1 '
And, with discontented lips and
an arrogant toss of the head, Ada
wa's driven past a hay wagon in
which was a man in his shirt sleeves.
He glanced at the young ladies
with frank curiosity.
'.Did you bow, Dora? Impudcut
fellow! How he stared! Country
folks !' sneered Ada.
I bowed because he bowed to us,
Ada. You would not have me repel
such a mere civility. He is probably
some one who knows us, though we
are Btrangers here.'
'I detest such people.'
'I don't think I could detest any
one who wore such white shirt
sleeves and looked so comfortable
under a broad straw bat this hot
day,' laughed Dora carelessly.
But the very next moment Ada
was thankful for the existence of
'such people,' for the phaeton broke
down, and, with a dismal scream,
she tipped from her seat and landed
among the roadside buttercups and
The mild old fat horse instantly
stopped. Dora looked anxiously
about for help. No bouse was near.
She looked appealing np and down
too quiet road; then oh, gladly
she saw the hay wagon, the straw
hat and the white shirtsleeves draw
'You have broken down,' said the
owner, hastily jumping down.
Thank you, yes. The carriage
seems coming all to pieces,' said
Dora trembling from fright. 'Could
you do anything to help? I should
be, oh, so much obliged to you ?'
Yes,' said Ada, shaking the dust
off her silk skirts. 'We are the
Misses Atherton. Wo will pay you
The man bent to look at the axle
tree. His face was' turned toward
Dora, and she saw him smile.
'It's not so very bad, then?' she
'It might be fixed, I think, ro you
could get home safely ; but I haven't
much time. In fact, I'm in a hurry.'
'What is your time worth to you ?'
asked Ada, with the air she once
heard a millionaire use iu speaking
to some workmen he was about to
'Sometimes more and sometimes
less,' answered the man with the
same quizzical smile.
But he bad produced a cord from
his pocket, aud, with deft fingers,
began mending the broken trace.
Then he produced some nails and
with a stone pounded away vigor
ously beneath the carriage.
'There ! By driving carefully you
will be able to reach home safely,'
he said, at last, rising.
There was something in his com
posed manner and distinct enuncia
tion which made Ada stare for an
instant; but she could see little be
neath the broad straw hat but a
curling black beard, a tanned cheek
and two piercing eyes.
'What is to pay ?'
Ho offered a hand to help Dora
into the carriage.
She seated herself and drew out a
little embroidered portmonnaie.
I beg your pardon,' she said ear
nestly, 'but you must let me pay
you. You said you were in a hurry ;
we have taken your time, aud you
have done us a great service. I have
nothing but a half dollar. Pray
take it. I am sorry it is so little,'
blushing as she tendered him a shin
Again the quizzical smile, and the
eyef they had a world of meaning
in them, those piercing dark: eyes
uifder the hat brim. Dora felt her
heart beat strangely.
It relieved her greatly that the
man extended his hand and received
Thank you,' he said, quietly.
What may your name be?' asked
Ada, who had seated herself unas
sisted, 'and your occupation? You
are quite handy,' patronizingly.
The man laughed outright, a low,
'My name does not matter; I am
a farmer. GooJ-day, ladies.'
He stepped back, lifted his hat,
smiling again at the look of conster
nation upon the features of the girls
at the grace and the face the move
A kingly brow shaded by close
clipped yet beautiful hair, a white
forehead, eyes danntlessly bright,
with Bcorn aud a smile in them.
The phaeton turned one way, the
'Whoever thought that he looked
like that, under that old bat, in a
hay-cart?' said Ada, breathlessly.
Who can it be? How provoking 1
ne was a right down gentleman,
though he said he was only a farmer.'
Poor Ada! Her mortification had
That evening, with silk hat doffed
from the handsome head, faultlessly
arrayed, Mr. Allen Waters present
ed himself in the little parlor of the
Hollyhocks, and introducing him
self, begged leave to inquire if the
young" ladies had reached home
Ada apologized quite eagerly, and
tried to be sweet, but Mr. Waters
seemed to have eyes only for Dora's
He came again and again to the
Hollyhocks, and at last one day
boldly declared himself Dora's lover.
'You have known me but such a
little while, you don't know half my
faults,' she murmured.
'I don't care if I don'the laughed,
'I love you and have loved you ever
since you offered me that half dollar
so charmingly, blushing and asham
ed of the small Bum. Why, you
little darling, do yon know yonr
appealing dark eyeB kept me from
meetiug a man who would have
paid me $100 that day?'
'And you have never got it?' cried
'No ; but that does not matter. I
have your half dollar, and had rath
er have it."
Such an incorrigible fellow as that
of course had his own way, and
Dora became Mrs. Allen Waters.
She loves ber husband because,
under all circumstances she finds
him a gentleman. And Ada is in
the sulks. i
Profeiwor Grimmer L.eft la the
I have been looking up the. facts
in regard to earthquakes, plagues
and storms. Now facts are what
we are after and they are worth
more than all of the Professor's as
trological deductions or any other
The professor tells ns that in 542
and in 1GG5 three planets were in
perihelia perihelion comes from
two Greek words: peri, near or
about; anu nettos, the sun , anu so
means near the sun and that these
years were the worst plague-eras
ever kuown : and that in 1720 two
planets were in perihelia, and over
two -thirds of the population ol
Marseilles died in less thau five'
weeks. Now I shall give you some
facts from good authority, proving
that the years he speaks of were not
the worst plague-eras ever known,
nor the worst for storms or earth-"
quakes: And the facts prove that
the worst plagues, earthquakes and
storms happened when these planets
wero not in perihelia; and they also
show that there is considerable
moonshine in his statements.
In ;12 we find no earthquakes re
corded ; nor auy plague. $
In ICOo we find no earthquakes
recorded ; but there was a plague
that carried oil" over 08,000 people in
London alone. In 1720 we fiiid no
earthquake recorded; but a plague
which carried of 60,000 in and
In 5-13, which was the year after
the one he speaks of, there was an j
earthquake which was felt by nearly
the whole world.
In 558 Constantinople was de
stroyed, and thousands perished.
In 742 there was a verpxiestructive
earthquake in Syria, Palestine aud
Asia and over 500 cities were de
stroyed ; and the loss of life sur
passed all calculation.
Iu 142G 40,000 people were killed
at Naples. In 1GG2. 300,000 were
buried in Pekiu.
In 1G!)3 there was an earthquake
in Sicily which overthrew 54 cities
and 300 villages; and more than
100,000 persons perished.
In 1731 Pekin was again destroy
ed, and 100,000 persona swallowed
But one of the most destructive
earthquakes we read of occurred in
1755. In about eight minutes most
of the houses in Lisbou were de
stroyed and "50,000 people were
swallowed up. In Spain a large
part of Malaga became ruins. One
half of Fez, in Morocco, was de
stroyed ; and more than 12,000 Arabs
perished there: about one-half the
island of Maderia became waste;
and 200 houses on the island of
Metelino were overthrown and
this awful earthquake extended over
5,000 miles, even to Scotlaud.
In 58 a dreadful plague began in
Europe, and extended all over Eu
rope, Asia and Africa; and lasted
for many years.
Iu 746, 200,000 inhabitants perish
ed in Constantinople ; and the plague
raged for three years, and was fully
as fatal in Sicily and Greece.
In 1407, -20,000 people died in
In 1611, 200,000 people in Constan
tinople perished of a pestilence.
In France a general mortality pre
vailed iu 1632, and 60,000 died.
One of the most . destructive
plagues iu history was brought from
Sardinia to Naples in 1656, and car
ried -off 400,000 inhabitants in six
In 1792, more than 800,000 people
died of the plague in Egypt.
In 1831-3 more thau 900,000 died
of Asiatic cholera iu Asia.
But I have given you enough
earthquakes and plagues, and will
finish up on storms.
In 1233, it thundered for 15 days
successively, with tempests of rain
The "great storm," one of the most
terrible that ever raged in England,
happened in November, 1703.
In 1737, 30,000 perso'ne perished in
a storm iu India.
In 17G8, a dreadful hurricane at
Havana destroyed over 4,000 houses,
and 1,000 inhabitants perished.
In 1785, over 100 villages were
destroyed in France.
At Gibraltar more than 100 vessels
were destroyed in 1828.
In 1839, an awful hurricane raged
on the western ooast of England and
Ireland ; many were killed in Liver
pool by falling buildings and many
more by drowning, jrore than 200
houses were blown down and many
were consumed by fire.
Now 1 think I have shown that
the worst earthquakes, storms and
plagues did not happen in the years
spoken of by the Professor, bnt at a
time when the planets were not in
perihelia; and the fact that there
bappeued to be a plague in London
in 1765, and another in Marseilles in
1720, and in the same years two
planets were in perihelia, amounts
And in conclusion allowme to say.
I believe that Divine Provideaca
regulate.-, the machinery of the uni
verse ; ami whether it be by the laws
of nature or by the hand of a Deity
it is' immaterial to hs; and it is: sot
intended for man to be able to read
the future. ,JT. W. Eobinson (n the
Webster Co. Argus.
In dividing up this state Into con
gressional districts, so as to meet
the demand of congress to elect- a
member from each of the three sec
tions of the state aud sHve the bur-
f den of aifexfra8essIo'df the legis
lature to form districts, the Lincoln
Democrat draws tuo' lines as follows :
"One in the territory west of the
Missouri, east of the Blue hud south
of the Platte with Douglas and Sar
py thrown in, so as to make a square
division and a metropolitan district;
that will be the first district; thea
one south of the Platte aud west of
the Blue for the 2J, and the remain
der of the state, uorth of the Platte,
for the 3d. That will give Nebraska
two agricultural districts to one
To avoid an extra session of the
legislature and attendant expense,
if possible, we will cheerfully lend a
helping hand. But if the editor of
the Democrat will take a map and
study the geography of this state a
little he will find the crooked mean
derings of the Blue river not a good
district line, as it would divide the
counties of Polk, Butler, Seward,
Saline aud Gage, and place a por
tion ol each of these counties into
two different districts, which would
not be tolerated. Draw the line be
tween Lancaster and Seward coun
ties, or down Salt Creek, if you
please, and we will agree to the
division of districts. The people of
Seward county belong in one of the
two "agricultural districts" and not
in the "metropolitan.-" We are all
"truly rural." Seward Roporter.
Another Horrible Keuad Up.
San An ton ion, Tex.. April 1710
p. ra. A horrible triple murder oc
curred about seven miles from here
Saturday. John Simmons, a heavy
stock owner, left home on Sunday.
Yesterday a herder named J. S. Phil
lips, went Qut with his shqep about
noon. Mrs. Simmous was found
lying in the herder's room suffering
from an outrageous assault. The
alarm was given, aud soon the body
of her child and mother, Mrs. Par
ker, were found at the foot of an
embankment, one hundred yards
from the house, their skulls crushed
in with a rock. The herder seems
to think Simmons is the murderer,
but he himself, was committed with
Wendell Phillips says : "The great
est difficulty in the path of woman
to the ballot lies not in reason or in
logic, but in the quality of human
nature which is unwilling to share
with others any cherished posses
sion. The governing class has al
ways shown their unwillingness
toward the governed class ; the gov
erning race toward the governed
race; the white mau toward the
negro; the Irishman toward the
Chinaman. Men bred under des
potic institutions seldom become
republican ized in one generation.
Bigotry is inflexible."
Jim Webster sighed heavily.
"What's the matter, Jim?" asked
Uncle Mose, in a -sympathizing tone.
"I has made up my mind to quit de
chicken business. Ise tired bin'
arrested and birin' lawyers, and
babiu' folks ask, 'Whar's my chick
ens?" when I pass down oa Galves
ton avenue. T am gwine to go inter
a bizueBs wbar I'll be respected and
whar de parlice won't neber bodder
me no moab." "What bizuess am
When General Sherman was at
Auburn, N. Y., "an old veteran"
stepped up to bim with a great deal
of ostentation, and, graspiBg his
hand cordially, exclaimed, in a tone
loud enough to be heard a block
away. "God bless you General!
God bless you ! I fought with you
in the Shenandoah Valley 1" "That's
all rfaM, my friend," replied the
General, "but I wasn't there." The
"old veteran" slid.
"I declare I'll never go to another
matinee as long as I livej' said Mrs.
Guffey the other day throwing her
self into a chair ai 1 fanning herself
indignantly. "W.nn't the play
good?" asked Guffey- 'Ob, good
enough, I suppose; but thnt disgust
ing, stuck-up Mrs. Diffenderfer set
below me with such a lovely bonnet
on that I conldn't hear a word.'
"Before we were married," said
be, "she used to say bye-bye so
sweetly as I went down the steps!"
"And what does she say bow ?" ask
ed his friend. "Oh, just the same
buy, buy: "Oh, I see ; she only ex
ercises a different spell over you."
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