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IS I.SSUKK KVKKY W Ull.NKsDAY,
M. K. TURNER & CO.,
Proprietors and Publishers.
ISrOlMcc. on llth Mrcct., upftair in
Tkkms l'er year, $2. Six months $1.
Three month ..Vic. Single copies, J Tie.
SUop uesr Kminilrj, south of A. a V lemt.
AH l:iml or wmil anil iron work on
Wagons. ISusri"'. V-iria JhiPhinerj, "
Itou'ii on hands the
TIMP KEN SPH TNG H UGG Y,
and other eastern buggies.
"Furst Sr P.radlev Plows.
S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new hou-e. newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Hoard by day or
vreek at reasonable rates.
25TKct a rir.t-Cla.s Tabic.
Meals, ...UT. Cents. I Lodgings. 2i Ct9
MKS. il. S. TTRATvK
11 AS JlT IMXBIVKl) A l.AKHE
SPRING AND SUMMER
J3TA Fri.I. ASSOUT-MKXTOP KV
KKYT1I1.NG ItKI.ONdlNO TO
wlcelfth St., ttcn iloors east Stale Hank:
F. GEREER & CO.,
iik.m.v:us in -
TABLES, Etc., Etc.
OIVK HIM A CALL AT IMS IM.Al'K
ON SOUTH MDK 1 1 Hi ST.,
One door east of llcintz"s drug store.
Meat Market !
One door north of Post-ntlire,
NEBRASKA AVE., - Columluiv.
KEKP AU. KINPS OI
Fresh and Salt Meats,
Ktr., iu their eaon.
l5rVtii paid Tor kliilfx, l.iirtl
11 ml ltn-oii.
H. B. iVIORSE
IS STILL SELLING WM. SCHILS
At Cost ! At Cost !
AND HAS ADDED
A Line of Spring Goods
WHICH HE IS SELLING AT
Con 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 & WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COL UMB US, NEB.
VOL. XII.-N0. II.
I HAVE RECENTLY l'UUCHASED
THE STOCK 'OF
MIC. ItOItl.ItT UIII.IC,
And will coniinnc the business at the
old stand, where 1 will he pleased to see
the old customer (no objection to a
few new ones). 1 have on hand a large
ALL STYLES. SIZES AND PRICES.
ISTBOUGim VERY LOWUE3
Rope, Glass, Paint. Putty,
ibouphl before the monopoly price)
Agricnllural Iilmiits !
OF ALL KIND.
7b Join Deere Good: a Specialty,
DRILLS AND SEEDERS.
ELWARD HARVESTERS AND
wide cut and lightest draft machine
iliade. Come and see this machine if
you don't look at any thing else.
THE OLD RELIABLE
Chicago Piffs Thresher,
with Steam or Horse power.
The Iron Turbine Wind Mills,
The mill that stands all the storms and
is always ready for action. Agent for
DAVIS, CiOULP CD'S
Buggies, Carriages, and Platform
which I can sell cheaper than ou can
go ou foot. No lioiihle to show good
or talk prices.
If square dealiu' ami "live and let
live' prices will secure a share of your
patronage, 1 shall be pleased to re
i:o. i. ro.vrr.it,
." Successor to K. Ulilig.
C-:cet::t5 Ocrwrl & Sitl isl Tzrtt: & Eel:!.
CASH CAPITAL, - $50,000
Lkaxhrk G errakd, Prcs'l.
Geo. W- Hui.st Vice Pres't.
Julius A Reed.
Edward A. Gerhard.
Abxkr Turner, Cashier.
Hank of Oepos.lt, OIhcohri
Collect Ions Promptly Made on
Iny Interest on Time Dcpos-
MEDICAL & I1IUIUL INSTITUTE.
rT.yg, .. ,'s-' ; " "
T. I. VITCHItL, K. D. 8. 7.' 1USTTH, K. S
Physicians si Sums.
s. c. VEicr:. u. n., & j. c. szsisr, x. v., :rcati.
Mti&g Physicians a&i Surgeons,
For the treatment o.r all classes oTSar
gery and deformities; acute and
chronic diseases, diseases or the eye
and ear, etc., etc.,
ANDERSON & ROEN,
3T Deposits received, and interest paid
on time deposits.
13T Prompt attention given to collec
tions and proceeds remitted on day of
UST Passage tickets to or from European
points by lest lines at loioest rates.
3TDra1ts 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.
Kountze Bros., N. V.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept ou hand by
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
Eleventh street, near Foundry.
COLUMBUS. : NEBRASKA
SPEICE & NORTH,
General Agent9 for the Sale of
Union Pacific, and Midland Pacific
R. R. Lands for sale at from $3.00 to $10.00
per acre for cash, or on five or ten years
time, iu annual payments to suit pur
chasers. We have also a large and
choice lot of other lands, improved and
unimproved, tor sale at low price and
on reasonable terms. A lso business and
residence lots in the city. We keep a
complete abstract of title to all real es
tate in IMatte County.
Herman Qaam BlSa
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
ALSO DKAI.KKS IN
Crockery, Glassware, Lamps, Etc.,
anil Country Produce of
TIIK HUNT OF FsLOIIK AL
WAY KRIT O MAX!.
LEAST MONEY 1
jSTGoods delivered free or charge to
any part of the city. Terms cash.
Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets,
WHITNEY & BREWSTER
Light Pleasnre and Business Wag
ons of all Descriptions.
We are pleased to iuvitc the attention
of the. public to the fact that we have
juat received a car load of Wagons and
Buggies or all descriptions, and that we
are the sole ageuts for the counties ol
Platte, Butler, Boone, Madisou, Merrick,
Polk and York, for the celebrated
CORTLAND WAGON COMP'Y,
of Cortland, New York, and that we are
offering these wagons cueaper than any
other wagon built of same material,
stylo and finish can be sold for in this
3TSend Tor Catalogue and Price-list.
PHI I,. CAIN,
LAW, REAL ESTATE
W. S. GEEE.
MONEY TO LOAN in small lots on
Tarm property, time one to three
years. Farms with some improvements
bought aud sold. Oftce for the present
at the Clother House, Columbus, Neb.
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor.
jsgrwholesale ind Retail Dealer in For
eign Wines. Liquors and Cigars, Dub
lin Stout, Scotch and-English Ales.
VST Kentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OYSTERS in their season, by the cats
can or dish.
lltk Street, Sevtk of Dpot
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 1881.
nOKiUKI.IDS & NIJL.1.IVAN,
A TTOIiNEYS-A T-LA W,
Up-stairs in Gluck Building, llth street,
Above the New bank.
roii J. m AUG II AN,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND
Platte Center, - - Neb.
12th Street, - doors nest or lUaunonil Honie,
Columbus, Neb. 491-y
K. 91. TH1JUN i ,
Oflice over corner or llth and North-st.
All operations first-class aud warrauted.
fUICAtiO IJAKIIKIt SUOP!
HENRY WOODS, Prop'R.
t2rEvery thing in first-class style.
Also keep the best or cigars. GlU-y
A TTORNEYS AT LA W,
Ofiice up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing, llth St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
Tf n. iti;niF.,
llth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store,
Sell Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blankets, Curry Combs, Brushes, etc.,
at the lowest possible prices. Repairs
promptly attended to.
TIT .1. THOMPSON,
Aud General Collection Agent,
St. Edwards, Boone Co., Neb.
Justice of the Peace and
A'iTORNEY AT LAW, Columbus
Nebraska. N.B. He will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to him. -$'
T OUIS SCHREIBER,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds or repairing done on short
notice. Buguies, Wagons, etc., made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
(jarShop opposite the "Tattersall,"
Olive Street. WW
TJ J. SCIIIIC3, ll.
PHYSICIAN AND SUliOEON,
OjfrCComer or North and Eleventh
Sts., up-stairs in Gluck's brick building.
Consultation inGermau and English.
IS PREPARED, WITH
To remove houses at reasonable
rales. Give him a call.
"VrOTICF. TO TEACH liKN.
J. E. Moncrief, Co. Supt.,
Will he in his ofiice at the Court Houe
on the first and last Saturdays of each
mouth for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certificates, and
for the transaction of any other business
pertainiug to schools. fG7-y
S. MURDOCK & SON,
" Carpenters and ontractors.
Have had an extended experience, and
will Kiiarautee satisfaction iu work.
LAI! kiuds or repairing done on short
notice. Our motto Is, UooU work' and
fair prices. Call and give us an oppor
tunity toestimate for you. (JSTShop on
1.1th St., one door west of Frledhof &
Co's. store, Columbus, Nehr. 48:i-y
Wines, Ales, Cigars arid Tobacco.
iSTSchilz's Milwaukee Beer constant
ly on hand.jgj
Eleventh St., Columbus, Neb.
PHYSICIANS, CLERGYMEN, AND
THE AFFLICTED EVERYWHERE.
THE GREATEST MEDICAL
TRIUMPH OF THE A6E.
SYMPTOMS OF A
IiOM of appeUta.N auaea, bowebi ooitlve,
Pain in toeHoad.with a dull sensation in
the baot part. .Pain under tho shoulder-
hliulA.fDUnBBa after eatinr.
"after eating, with a diain
certion of body or mind,
oUnatlqn to exertion of body or mind.
Irritability of temper. Low pirita, -LJoia
of memory, with a feeling of having nog-
lected aome duty. wcarlneM. DUelneaa,
PRittgHag of the Heart, DoU before tho
eyea. Yellow Bkln. Hoadaohe.RegtlegT-
neas at night, highly colored urine.
1 m mi
U THESE WABNIHOB ABE UKHEEDEO,
SERIOUS DISUSES WILL SOON BE DEVELOPED.
l'U'JL'I'S FILLS areajpedally adapted to
anchoaiei.one dMSWfecta iuch a change
of feeling as to astonish the uffirer.
Tbey laereuc the Appctlta, and canx; tbe
body to Take on rieali, tbns tbe gystem U
Bourtkked.and by thelrTonlc Actlonoa the
DlgestlTr Orirui, Uewalar MtooU srtpro
duccd. Price cents. Si Murray SU. W.Y.
TUTT'S HAIR DYE.
QXATHAiBorWHiSEEHa rbanged toQLOMT
Black by a ilnglo applkaUon or tbts Dtk. It
Imparts a natural color, acts Instantaneously.
Sold t j DrugguW, ot Mul j cxpreM on rcip of (1.
Office, 35 Murray 8t., New York.
Dr. It ITS Hlll'lL f TilwfcU lafonutloa ad k
cm(si &Mipt win u aaiM ran s pjUUo.P
ARKViiU A FAItMi:it.
'There is no use in reasoning any
more ; my mind id made up 1 I will
uot marry a farmer! All your argu
ments are of uo account.'
'I am sorry, Jeunie, you are so
'Alulhet, do you want your child
to go through lite as you have done
toil from morning till uight, and
sometimes half of the night besides
Bick or well, no odd9 dolve, work,
all the timo?'
'All farmers' families are not sit
uated just as ours has beou ; you
know your father '
Yes. I know all about it, he loves
his cattle and horses Tar more than
he does his children, aud he is teu
times more careful of his old mare
thau he is of his wife the mother
of liia children.
Jennie! JfMinie "Wells! You
ought not to speak so.'
But, mother dear, it is the truth ;
you can not deny it! Haven't I
eyes? AVe girls can see the case as
plain as day. Old Doll has nlco
colts, and she must not be worked.
Bless me! it might hurt the colt to
drive the' old mare to tho village,
she must be fed high and live at her
ease; but his wife; no danger of
hurting her babies or her either! No
wonder tho baby is sick and fretful,
when poor mother is overheated,
overworked from morning till night,
uot one hour to rest all day; and
just as Boon as we girls arc large
enough to help you, we havo.to run
for the turkeys, drive the cows, feed
tho pigs, and leave you to toil on
alone. It is a burning shame!'
Jeunie, your father does not look
at it as you do.'
It is high time he did ; aud I am
going to give him a chauce, before I
leavo home, too.'
'Leave home, child ! "Where are
'Somewhere. Yep, I shall he
eighteen next mouth, and I am goinr
to see if there is a place whero one
can have an hour's rest, to enjoy
My child, how can I. spare yon
what will baby do?'
It I am away, Etta will take my
place, instead of working out-of-doors
as much as she does now it
will bo better for her. A man has
no business to make a girl work as
she has to. Don't you think it would
ho easier for her if I was away ?'
'Oh dear, my child, I can not see
how it will be. I do not think your
father will like it. Does George
know how you feel ?' And the poor
woman sighed heavily.
Yes, mother, I told him last night ;
he thinks his wife would havo an
easier time than you have had ; but
a farmer's wife is a slave; her work
is never done. Mother, if George
Hartwell was any thing but a farmer,
I thiuk I could love him enough to
marry him; but as it is, I would
rather remain an old maid to the end
of my life.'
You do not object to him only
his occupation ?'
That is all ; I really thiuk he is
very pleasant.' Just then Mr. Wells's
voice rang out from the top of the
load of hay which was being drawn
into the baru.
'Jennie, its time to get the cows.
You girls will have to do the chorrp,
for we must get iu three more loads
of hay to-night.'
Jennie knew what that meant;
sho and her sister Etta had the cows
to drive from the pasture, more than
half a mile off; twelve cows to tie
up and milk ; eight hogs to feed ;
milk to strain; find the lurkeyp,
count and feed thorn; chickeus to
feed and shut up in their coops ; two
horses to water, feed and bed down,
and a supper to get for four moii ;
and it was now about 8 o'clock!
She laid her work down and with
compressed lips, joined her sister,
who sat on the door-step fanning
herself with her hat; her pleasant
face was sunburnt, covered with
perspiration and dirt, aud the tears
were trickling down her cheeks.
'What is it, Etta darling? Don't
cry; I will bring you a ba3in of
water and tho towel, and you rest.
I will get the cowa alone. Poor
'I am tired almost to death, Jen
nie! It is not going to rain I They
aro going to gaiu time to go to the
bear-hunt to-morrow. I uever can
milk tho cows to-night, I'm so tired.'
'Sit and rest; you feel better now,
you have bathed.'
'Some; the Hartwella, have more
hay out than wo have, and their
milking is done, aud the girls did
not have to do it either; the girls
did not rake after the cart over there ;
they have a good time.'
'Etta had better take caro and rest
on the settee, Jennie, while you are
gone for the cows,' said the mother
softly from the sitting-room, -as Jen
nie started from the door.
Yes, Etta, go in ! He can not see
you in the house when he goes back
bo he won't set you to work.'
The poor, tired girl went in doors,
aud Jennie walked with a brik
Btep towards the pasture.
Mr. Wells was a well-to-do farm
er. He inherited from his father a
sung farm, well stocked, and in good
cultivation. He was a fine looking
man, and was considered tho best
match iu town ; so when he married
the minister's oldest daughter every
one thought she ffni a fortunate
girl -such a nice home, so smart a
husband, and so well off too! So
thought the youug bride for a while
but that was before she kuew what
was before her.
Though she never complained, she
did not think so now, neither had
she been of that opinion but a lew
months atter her marriage. She was
a perfect slave, both soul and body,
held iu bondage by Ezra Wells. He
would have been astonished if an
one had told him he was a tyrant in
hH family; that his children did not
love him ; that his wife was afraid
of him. But yet this was the truth.
Property was all he cared for; to
have the best crops, the fattest cat
tle, the best horr-e-, aud make tho
most butter and cheese, of any man
in town, was his highest ambition,
and every person and thing had to
be subservient to this end. Ilia four
eldest children were girls; the two
oldest were vory pretty girls the
next, two died in infancy; then camp
a boy, a delicate child always, with
a spinal wpaknes thai disabled him
from labor. Two other boy-b:ibie-followed,
ho frail that they passed
from earth with their first breath,
and the weary mother would have
followed them but for the strong
mother-love she bore to her living
children. When Jennie was 1(! an
other little girl made its advent, aiuM
now was just nble to walk when
another son came into the house
hold. Mrs. Wells was very delicate
in health, and, as .Tessio said, sho
was not half as well treated as the
high-blooded mare that fed at leisure
iu the meadow pasture, with her
beautiful colt capering around her
side; that was worth money! A
younger sister of Mrs. Wells, who
had marrifid a mechanic, had fre
quently paid her short visits and
saw with deep regret the hard lot
that had fallen to her sister. She
even remonstrated with her brother-in-law
when lie told her he was
going to purchase another farm, as
f,he saw it would increase the bur
dens of her poor bisier, who was
already loaded down with labor and
care; and he did consent to let his
invalid foii go to live with her, bo he
could be benefitted by the sea air
and bathing, not thinking, his wife
wished him to go for fear his father
would work him too hard and des
troy what little vitality he possessed.
It was to pay for this farm that
Wells was in debt. His familj
were pinched in dress and comfort,
every luxury was denied them, and
it was as Jennie Baid, delve and
drudge from morning till night.
After tho girls were old enough to
work they wero kept from school,
and had not 'their aunt kindly Bent
them books, aud their mother been
capable ot instructing them, the
would have been deplorably ignor
ant. If they went to church, they
had to walk, for the horses were too
valuable to stand hitched; they
might get frightened and break
loose, and it would never do for
girls to drive tho mare, it would
ruin the colt, or he would get cast,
or hung, or something else would
happen ; so they seldom enjoyed the
privilege of Sunday-school or sanc
tuary. Mr. Hartwell, their nearest
neighbor, used to say that 'if Mrs.
Wells were not an angel, the chil
dren would trrow up perfect heath
ens,' and he always managed to find
something pleasant in his papers and
magazines for Mrs. Wells and the
girls to read ; or if he purchased a
now book it found its way to Mrs.
Wella, and his only pon, George,
was generally the messenger who
carried it over. Botli Mr. and Mrs.
Hartwell were acquainted with her
before her marriage, and the mem
ory of her fit her, who Numbered in
the peaceful churchyard, was very
precious to them, and l hey tried by
every means in their pownr to light
en the heavy load that was placed
George Hartwell did not quite
despair of changing Jrnnir-'s opinion
with regard to marrying a farmer,
and held frequent conf.ullntinna with
his mother upon tho siibje.:l. One
morning ho quite astonished his
father by pugt'tting llutt ho should
like to take his Fister.q and go to
Connecticut to visit somu cousins,
provided he could get some one to
help mother while they were gone;
he had been thinking of it for gome
time. The girls were delighted with
the. plan, and thought, perhaps, Jen
nie Wells would coino and atop
with them, and assist while they
were gone. So, after bieakfast, Mr.
Hartwell went over to see if it could
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be arranged. Mra. Wells thought
she could spare her if her sister
could be allowed to take her place;
and to, atter a good many contrarj
arguments. from their father, it was
decided that for threo dollars a
week Jennie might go and stay with
tho Hartwells, while the young peo
ple went on their pleasure excursion
These five weeks wero the most
delightful dayti of Jennie's whole
life. She saw that all tanners' girl,
or wives, were not slaves, and that
tho buushiue that never illuminated
her own home beamed brightly in
tho kitchen and parlor of her new
llow I wish our home was a,
pleasant!' she exclaimed to Mrs.
Hartwell. as she was watering the
bright flowers that had been hut
care each day; 'I do love flowers so
much, but father will uot allow us
to havo ono in any place ; and you
have pvcrylhuur so eas and conven
ient about the work ! You have no
idea of the difference; my mother
would so like to have thinga arrang
ed as jou have them, but father'
'1 know all about it, Jennie! We
all love our homo, aud try to make
it pleasant ; and I am glad you have
had a chauce to seu that fanners'
daughters can be as happy as un
girls; can have justas many pleasant
thiiiirH, and just as good times, an
any class ot people in the world.
There are exceptions, of course, but
for myself, Jennie, I would rather
be a fanner's wile than the wife of
either a merchant or professiotvil
man, or be an old maid.'
A bright blush mantled over Jen
nie's lace as she bent it over a beau
tiful monthly rose; 'George lias told
you,' and tho tears started in her
Yes, dear, and I did not wonder
you fell so. either. The love of
money has clouded your young life,
and I thought if jou could .see, day
after day, how happy we nre, and
how pleasant our home is, you would
feel diflereutly ; so we planned the
visit for the young folks for your
especial pleasure; I could think of
no other way to get you here for a
tew weeks, and I think you aro not
sorry to have had a change.'
'Oh, I have been so happy ! Every
thing is so dillerenl from what it is
at home. I shall never forget these
n'.ea-niit weeks ; such glorious rides
with you; and going to church on
the Sabbath; and so many pleasant
'My dear, I hope you will enjoy n
great many more of our pleasures
with us, now that you have learned
there is so much brightness in a
Mrs. Hartwell left Jennie oarinjr
for tho flowers iu the window, and
went into the kitchen. The next
day the young people returned from
their journey, but were so tired, ami
had so much to tell of the good limes
they had enjoyed, that they could
uot possibly lot Jennie go that week,
and she was quite happy to remain
till they ontild spare her. When she
went to Dorchester, on her visit, it
was for a bridal trip, and George
Hartwell rode beside her, having
Inlly perpuaded her that a farm
house can be as delightful a home
as any on earth ; but sho is very pos
itive that he would never have per
suaded her, had uot his mother
given her actual demonstration of
the avA. Country Cenllcviun.
Tnlilnyr n IsislIKo.
An ill-nal ured .fellow quarreled
with his sweetheart on the day they
were to be married. Alter the cere
mony had begun he was asked :
'Do you take this wourin to be
your wedded wife," etc.
He replied: 'No!'
'What'd your reason?' asked the
'I've taken a dinlike to her and
that's enough,' was the surly reply.
The parlies retired the bride in
tears and, after much persuasion,
the groom was induced to have tin
marriage proceed. It was now the
lady's turn, and when the minister
asked the all-important question :
'No !' paid she, resolutely, 'I've
taken a dislike to him.'
The groom, admiring her spunk,
made the matter up with her as soon
as posqible, and a third time they
presented themselves before the
minister, who begun the ceremony
by asking the usual questions, which
were satisfactorily answered this
time. But to the astonishment of
the party, his reverence continued:
'Well, I'm glad to hoar that yon
are willing to take each other for
husband and wife, for it'n a good
thing to be of forgiving tempers.
You can now go and get married
where you will. I'll not lie the
knot, for I'vo taken a dHiko to both
of you !'
Why shouldn't all babies be given
the right to choose their names?
Girl babies have the privilege after
a time; but give a boy a name, aud
it hangs to him till death.
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eial notK-e".f eent- a line first inser
tion, three eents a line each subsequent
loor .llonN Wives.
The trouble is, nono of our young
women are willing to become poor
men's wives, professedly, even
though they may be so iu reality.
The girls who marry upon $1,000 a
year look forward to a life spent in
second-ralo boarding houses, from
which she will squeeze out a certain
cheap domesticity and some expen
sive luxuries. Tho children which
heaven may scud are not thought of
nor provided tor. It is a question
whether the young wife can make
herself a dress, or prepare herself a
wholesome meal of victuals. Sho
marries lor freedom, to havo a good
lime, to spend money which she
neither earns nor helps to earn for
heiven knows what -but certainly
not to make a comfortable, if hum
ble, home for her husband. In this
respect we consider that the British
;irl has an immense advantage
over the American. From the high
est to tho lowest circles of society in
Britain girls aro trained to make
good and useful wives, inasmuch as
lading preside over the department
of their household, aud see that
everything is kept clean, and the
food is well cooked, so also iu tho
lower classes mothers leach their
daughters to do the. same for theiu
Mflves, without suffering any loss of
dignity iu the doing ol it. Many of
our American gills will be surprised
to learn that the Princess Louiso
lYeqtieiiily makes her pa-trv aud
makes it uell, loo. On one occasion
some apricot tails of her making
being praised by a guest, the royal
lady wrote out the receipt, with tho
words underlined, "If you desiro to
have an apricot tart properly cook
ed, always make it with an upper
eriifil !" The slory has point, and
the point is that one can never kuow
how to ilo a thing too well. Oue of
the greatest hindrances against get
ti ig n good wife arisos from tho
falso basis upon which society is
constructed. The idea that equality
is the peculiar birthright of all
Americans is crroueous. Where
every person thinks he or she is as
good as the next there is always the
opposite proof of incompetency. A
persou is neither better nor worso
than another except in the degree of
worth which is honestly sought to
bo attained. But the disposition of
young women of the pruauiit day
(and the flame may be said largely
of young men, though perhaps not
to the Hau e extent) is to think they
are as good as anyone else, without
taking the trouble to be ho. From
this erio.'ipous belief arises main of
the evils from which society sutlers.
Lincoln Journal: The "hind log"
unearthed at West Point, is claimed
by scientists to bo (he hind leg of a
bird an extinct variety of crane
The bone is a foot in diameter. The
leg bone of a modern crane of five
feel iu height is half an inch thick.
If the prehistoric crane was built in
the samo proportion, ol which there
seems to he no dnuh', he must have
been '20 feet high. Such a bird, if
he lived in these limes, could staud
on O street, roach ovor the govern
ment building and quench hid thirst
away down iu the artesian well. Tho
prehistoric man, gun and dog must
of course have been constructed iu
proportion. It would have been a
magnificent sight In h ive aevn a man
1"0 feet high with a gun of twelve
inch bore, and a dog about the nizo
of a two-story brick block on legs,
stalking along iu gum boots iu search
of this noblp game. It would have
been thrilling to see that bird dog
come to a point, that gun come to a
level, a shock like an earthquake
follow, and that noble fowl splash
around, scattering mud and water iu
every direction over a radius of two
or three miles. And the happy
thought comes, rpvealed by the in
spiration of a science that knows no
limit, that this gigantic bird may
have been only a common jack-snipo
of that magnificent period and the
man and gun and dog must have
been so much more huge that we
cannot attempt a description. We
anxiously await returns from the
next meeting of the Academy of
A year or so ago a little boy wag
drowned by the falling of a side
walk in Omaha, while returning
from a sowing machine office with
needles. When the body was found
the needles were tightly claspod in
his hand. A neighboring family,
while disctlsiing the accident at the
supper table, wore astounded by tho
remark of their live-vear-ohl girl,
CI wonder, mi, if hp won't give those
needles to God to Bew his panta
It i? uo uncommon thing to see
the hoy who is so lame it almost
gives. him the lockjaw to go after a
bucket of water, slip out the back
way and run the bases in a game of
ball at the rat.u ot lofty miles au -'
hour. , .' '.- . y
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