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VOL. XIL-NO. 16. '
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1881.
WHOLE NO. I
Shop ntir Foundry, onth of A. St. X. Dpot.
AM Un4 of wood and Iran work on
Wagn., B-irle. Farm Jlachiner, Jtc.
Keeps h baud the
TI3TPKF.X SPBIXG BUGGY,
and ether eastern buggies.
3Turst & Bradlev Plows.
S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new hMse, newly furnished. Good
necmmdatioH3. Beard by day or
week at reasonable rates.
SSTSet a Flrt-CIa Table.
Meals, .. 25CBt. I Lodplngs... 25 Cti
MRS. M. S. DRAKE
HAS JUST KKCE1VED A LARGE
SPRING AND SUMMER
MILLIIERY AND MCY NIK.
J3TA Fl'LL A'-SOUTMEXT OF EV
ERYTII1NG BELONGING TO
TwHflh St.. two doors east State Bank:
F. GERBER fc CO.,
TABLES, Etc., Etc.
GIVE HIM A CALL AT HIS PLACE
ON SOUTH MDE Ilih ST.,
One dovr east o Heint:'s drug store.
Meat Market !
One door north of Pot-oilice,
NEBRASKA AVE - Colnniba.
KEEP ALL KLVIS OF
Fresh and Salt Meats,
Etc., in their srason.
S2TCah paid for Hide, I.ard
WILL. T. RICKLY.
H. B. MORSE
STILL SELLING WM. SCHILZ'S
At Cost! At Cost!
AND HAS ADDED
A Line of Spring Goods
WHICH HE IS SELLING AT
Can still he found at the old stand,
tchere he continues to do
all kinds of
Custom Work and Repairing.
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CHEEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COLUJIB US, XEB.
I HAVE RECENTLY PURCHASED
THE STOCK OF
AGBICDLTCBAL IMPLEMEITS !
MR. ROBERT UI1LIG,
And will continue the business at the
eTd stand, where I will be pleased to see
the old customer (no objection to a
few new ones). I have on band a large
ALL STYLES. SIZES AND PRICES.
E3"BOUGHT! VERY LOW!J
Rope. Glats, Faint, Putty,
bought before the monopoly price)
Agncnltnral Implements ! !
OF ALL KINDS.
lis Join Dssret Hoods a Spooky,
DRILLS AMD SEEDERS.
ELWARD HiLKVESTERS AND
COED BINDERS .
wide cut and 1 ghtest draft machine
made. Come and see this machine if
you don't look at auy thing else.
THE OLD RELIABLE
Chicago Pitts 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, GOULD CO'S
Doggies, Carriages, and Platform
which I can sell cheaper than you can
go on foot. No 'rouble to show good
r talk price.
If square dealin and "live and let
live" prices will tecure a hare of your
patronage, I shall be pleased to re.
GEI. I. FOSTER.
565 Successor to R. Uhlig.
C:t::itt 3imri a 2i isi Zzrn: 1 Eslri.
CASH CAPITAL, - $50,000
Leaxder Gebbakd, Pres'l.
Geo. W. Hulst Vice Prcs't.
Julius A Reed.
Edward A. Gerhard.
Abxicr Turxer, Cashier.
Bank of IepoIt, IIsceaat
CellectloHM Promptly 3Iadeea
Pay latere t ea Time Depos
IlC-lIi! REGIES! WA6QIS1
WHI TNEY & BREWSTER
Light Pleasure aad Business Wag
ons of all Descriptions.
VTe are pleased to invite the attention
of the public to the fact that we haTe
just received a car load of Wagons and
Buggies of all descriptions, and that we
are the sole agents for the counties oi
Platte, Butler, Boone, Madison, Merrick,
Polk and York, for the celebrated
CORTLAND WAGON COMP'Y,
of Cortland, New York, and that we are
offering these wagons cheaper than any
other wagon built of same material,
style andnnish can be sold for in this
JSTSend for Catalogue and Price-list.
PHI I- CAXV,
ANDERSON & ROEN,
t3TDtposits received, and interest paid
on time deposits.
TST 'Prompt attention given to collec
tions and proceeds remitted on day of
Y3T Passage tickets to or from European
points by best lines at lowest rates.
t3BDratts on principal points in Eu
rope. REFERENCES AND CORRESPONDENTS:
First National Bant, Decorah, Iowa.
VUan & Co., Chicago.
)maha Natioual Bank, Omaha.
Tirst National Bank. Chicago.
tountze Bros., N. Y.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
Hi. MEDICISES. CHEMICALS
Hne Soaps, Brushes,
PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc.,
Anl all articles usually kept on hand by
Phxsicians Prescriptions Carefully
Heventh street, near Foundry.
COIUMBUS, : NEBRASKA
SPEICE & NORTH,
Gsneral Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacific, and Midland Pacific
R. 11 Laid s for sale at from $3.00to $10.00
per acrefor cash, or on five or ten years
time, in mnual payments to suit pur
chasers. "We have also a large and
choice lo of other lands, improved and
unimproved. Tor ale at low price and
on rea"onalle terms. Also business and
residence bts in the city. We keep a
complete abstract of title to all real es
tate in Platte County.
Kssuah Qsbim Bio,
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
ALSO DEALERS IX
Crockery, Glassware, Lamps, Etc.,
and Country Produce of
THE REST OF FLOUR AL
WAYS KEPT OX II A D.
iSTGoods delivered free of charge to
any part of the city. Terms casn.
Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets,
Manujacturer and dealer in
Wooden and Metalic Burial Caskets
All kinds and sizes ofRefreft, 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,
Looking-glass Plates, Walnut Lumber,
etc., etc. COLUMBUS, NEB.
EBER is, K.-NOBEL,
COLBMGDS MEAT.MiBKET !
Oa Eleveatk Street,
Where meats are almost given away
Beef per lb., from ..310cta.
Best steak, per lb., . 10 "
Mutton, per lb., from 6 10 "
Sausage, per lb., from .. . . 8 g 10 "
8SpeciaI prices to hotels. 062-ly
LAW, REAL ESTATE
W. S. GEEE.
MONET TO LOAN in small lots on
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, Proprietor.
jgrWnolesale nd Retail Dealer in For
eign Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub
lin Stout, Scotch and English Ales.
ISTKentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OYBTBXS in their season, by the case
can or dish.
lltk Street, Sestk ef Depot
!? .-"-f aHitfh
pORrtELIUS fc SULLIVAIV,
A TTORXFTS-A T-LA IF,
Up-stairs in Gluck Building, 11th street,
Above the New bank.
TO RL3T .LMAUGHAZV,
JUSTICE Of THE PEACE AND
tt j. uriMo:,
12th Street, i doors nest of Hammond Hoase,
Columbus, Neb. 4l-y
rjK. M. . THURSTON,
Office over corner of 11th and North-st.
All operations tirst-clas and warranted.
CHICAGO BARBER SUOP!
HENRY WOODS, Prop'r.
JSTEverything in first-class style.
Also keep the best of cigars. 016-y
" TcALLlSTER BROS.,
A TTOB2TEYS A T LA W,
Oflice up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing. 11th St. W. A. McAUUter, Notary
Tp II. RUSCHE,
llth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store,
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collar. Whips.
Blankets. Curry Combs, Brushes, etc.,
at the lowest p'ost-ible prices. Repairs
promptly attended to.
And General Collection Agent,
St. Edwards. Boone Co., Neb.
Drs. MITCHELL & MARTYN,
mWkl l UL IHSTIM,
Surgeons O.. N. t B. H. P'y, Asst.
Surgeons U. P. Ify,
Justice of the Peace and
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Columbus
Nebraska. N.B. He will give
close attention to all business entrusted
no him. '-US.
J OUIS SCUREIBER,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Buggies, Wagons, etc.. made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
J5TShop opposite the "Tattersall,"
Olive Street. -Vr
J. SCUUG, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Ojfice Corner of North and Eleventh
Sts., up-stairs in Gluck's brick building.
Consultation in German and English.
IS PREPARED, WITH
To remove houses at reasonable
rates. Give him a call.
"VTOTICE TO TEACHERS.
J. E. Moncrief, Co. Supt.,
Will be in his office at the Court House
on the first and last Saturdays of each
month for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certificates, and
for tne transaction oi any otner Duiness
pertaining to schools.
T S. MURDOCH & SON,
w " Carpenters and ontractors.-
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. 23"Sbop on
13th St., one door west of Friedhof Jfc
Co's. store, Columbus, Nebr. 4S3-y
PHYSICIANS, CLERGYMEN, AND
THE AFFLICTED EVERYWHERE.
THE GREATEST MEDICAL
TRIUMPH OF THE AGE.
SYMPTOMS OF A
Iioeeof appetite.Haaaea.bowels costive,
Pain in theHead.with a dull sensation in
he back part, Pain under the shoulder-
blade. fallneM after eating, -with a disin
clination to exertion of body or mind.
Irritability of temper. Low apirita. Xtoaa
of memory, with a feeling of hajing neg
lected Borne dnty, wearinoea, Dlzainesa,
Fluttering of the Heart, DoU before the
eyes, Yellow Bkin, Headaohe, Heitlesa
necs at night, highly colored Urinel
IF THESE "WAESTJrGS ARE UHHEZDZD,
SERIOUS DISEASES WILSOON BE DEVaOPED.
Ill IT'S FILLS re eipeclally adapted to
otich caiei,uDc doa effects sachachange
of feeling; aa to astonlth, the iniferer.
They berenae U Appetite, aiul cat the
body to Take on FIb. tbua Uie aystem la
BMorlaberf. and by tblrToale Action on the
Dirrmtlrm Orzmna, Beralar SEtoola arepro
doced. Price a cenM. as M array S& X.T.
TUTT'S HAIR DYE.
Qbat Hahi or Wmsma efcanewl to a Qlosst
Black by a single r ppllcaUon of this Dn It
Unpana a natural color, acta Iniuataneouily.
Sou bj Droggntj, or Mot bj xpr oa receipt of 1.
Office, 35 Murray St., New York.
r. Trrrs ausciL c tuuki, uifti 1
Ckl BmlfU mat W u!M faXS ta ettaSa-f
THE THREE-TOOTHED RAKE.
I suppose the girla of ilillburn
would all resent the imputatiou if 1
should say that any of them envied
little Phebe Bird when she set up
housekeeping with Ridgway Dayton
on the finest farm the country
afforded, in a boose that was iu
thorough repair and fully famished.
It was an establishment to be proud
of, and people said if that youug
couple did not prosper it would be
their own fault.
'There, Ridge,' said Uncle Aleck,
'is your farm and stock aud bouse
all paid for, and now I shall do no
more for you. If you don't hoe out
your row you'll have to starve. I
am going abroad, so I sha'n't be
coming around to advise you and
scold you, and I expect it will come
pretty tough with you for awhile.
But Phebe is a sensible girl, I am
happy to say, and I think I leave
you in pretty good hands.'
Ridge secretly felt rather pleased
at the prospect of being 'left,' but he
did not say so. Uncle Aleck was an
excellent man to provide, but he was
a little sharp iu his way, as the
young man had occasion to know at
times in his juvenile years. The old
gentleman himself had been reared
under a system which might be for
mulated in the old couplet:
"A boy. a dog and a walnut tree,
The more you thrash them the better
The system had been greatly toned
down in the case of his orphaned
nephew, but Ridge thought it strict
His choice of a wife had pleased
his uncle as well as himself, for
Phebe wa3 a very domestic girl as
well as a cultivated one, and it was
the general verdict that 'both had
done well.' Still Aunt Cynthia did
tell Ridgway phe wished he 'had got
a wife who would make him stand
around a little more.'
'Oh, she'll make me stand around
enough,' laughed Ridge. 'You ueed
not be concerned about that.'
'She'll have need to,' said Auut
Cynthia, nodding her head saga
ciously. She had known bis manner
of life from his youth up, and said
he was always a very good boy if
he only had a steady hand with him
to keep him in order. But Ridge
believed 'aunts and uncles never did
appreciate a fellow.' Xow it was
worth while to have the worshipful
direction of such a sweet, apprecia
tive little soul as Phebe Bird's, and
he did think himself a lucky fellow,
and he was.
A stout, capable hired man was
engaged at the outset, who under
stood his business, and, appropriate
ly, received good wages. So the
cares of life sat very lightly on the
young farmer's shoulders, though
he felt the responsibility of Atlas
when ho shouldered the world, hav
ing not only his own, but his wife's
domain to look after.
Just when the serpent entered
into this little Eden could not dis
tinctly be told. I have no doubt he
'wired in and wired out,' among the
vines and shrubbery of that 'first
garden,' for sometime before he
presented himself to our first mother.
If Ridgway was a little exacting
and very particular, Phebe was very
self-sacrificing and painstaking; so
there was little jar in the machinery.
He thought strict order and system
about work a very excellent thing
ior otner people especially tor a
man's wife. Breakfast at seven, din
ner at twelve and supper at six,
always on the table at the minute,
was his standard, but of course if he
could not be on hand just at that
time, it was only necessary to keep
things hot and at their best for a
half or three-quarters of an hour,
and it would be nice for her to fill
up the time with sewing, or some
little thing of that kind. It need not
be lost time to her by any mean a.
Of course a man's work is the im
portant work of the world always.
Ridge, from his inexperience in
household affairs, had imbibed a
theory that if a woman is but econ
omical, it costs 'next to nothing' to
support such a small family 'on a
farm.' He was astounded at the
cost of sugar and coffee and tea and
the dozen of little outgoes every
week. It must be there was some
thing wrong somewhere. All his
pet theories were getting knocked
in the head. In vain Phebe mildly
reasoned with him; showed him
how long supplies could reasonably
be made to last ; proposed retrench
ing on cake for tea, but of course be
would not hear of that He liked
ake. She never spoke of retrench
ing on cigars, though some women
would. But all her 'argufying' was
Somehow, the more Ridge thought
about it, the more convinced be was
that his wife could hardly be a wiEe
manager. He was disappointed be
cause the money did not pile up
quite as he expected. That was
another demolished theory which
considerably set him back. Bat
then he remembered an old saw
which says, 'a man must ask his
wife's leave to thrive,' and he was
somewhat comforted. Phebe was
youug. She might yet be induced
to change her manner of doing bus
iness. Perhaps he had been too in
dulgent himself, and had provided
too lavishly for the supposed wauts
of the household. He might, and,
indeed, he must turn over a new
leaf. In other word?, he would
tighten the thumb-screws a little and
see if the effect on his victim would
not be salutary.
Phebe had grown very reluctant
to ask for what was really needed in
the house, so sure was she of 'that
adverse criticism so intensely humil
iating to a woman of fine nature. If
water will wear a stone, so will per
petual petty fault-finding, eat away
all home happiness. If Phebe had
been more self-asserting in the start
it would have been far better. .She
could have educated the young man
into a reasonable house-holder. But
instead, she took a very wrong
course, and, by dressmaking in over
hours, contrived to earn a little
money. This went to eke out the
scanty allowance her husband tho't
so munificent for the expenses of 'so
small a family.'
When supper was over Ridge har
nessed up aud drove to the village
in his fresh cool suit, to get the
evening mail. It would have been
a rest and refreshment to Phebe to
go, too, but there was the supper to
clear away, the milk to set, little
Aleck to care for, and Ridge would
have thought all things going to
wreck and ruin if she should so
desert the ship.
'Uncle Aleck is at home, Phebe!'
said Ridge one evening, in great ex
citement, a9 he returned with a let
ter. 'He is comiug on here next
week. Now I need not tell you how
importaut it is for all of us that we
make a good impression upon him.
My uncle is a good man, but he has
bis peculiar notions. He wa al
ways lecturinir me on economy. If
he gets the impression that we are
living extravagantly, he may cut me
off with a shilling. Try to have lit
tle Aleck at his best, and, if possible
keep him from crying. We must
study to provide his favorite diahea,
for he always feels crusty if his
meals do not please him. I have
laid by a little money, though not
half what I expected our living
expenses have been so high ; but I
know Uuule Aleck will be gratified
to know I have saved even a little.'
'There is a number of things we
need,' said Phebe, wearily. 'I sup
pose your uncle will always prefer
white sugar in his coffee, and it is
much the best for everything. "We
have none. And the coffee pot is so
leaky I can hardly make coffee in it ;
and the tea kettle is a great trouble
for the same reason. They really
ought to be mended.'
'And the same of half the tinware
in the house, I bupposehesaid with
a lofty smile, as he lighted his cigar.
'It is very true,' said Phebe, with
no smile, either.
'Now, don't it seem to you, Phe
be,' he said, argumentative!, 'that
three years is a very short time for
tinware folast? I thiuk my Aunt
Lucinda ha pieces she bought forty
'Tinware is not what it ueed to be.'
'I know women say so; but after
all it depends a great deal upon the
way it is ued.' Whereupon follow
ed a discourse on the use of pans
and basins, that was supposed to
effectually settle the question about
the necessity of her particular stock
This modern Pharaoh still persist
ed in demanding bricks without
straw; so, with the very scantiest
resources, Phebe set about prepar
ing for the dreaded visit. She would
have liked a little girl to help take
care of baby, but her husband ob
jected on principle. It might look
extravagant to Uncle Aleck, and the
board of such a girl would be more
than her wages.
It was a beautiful day in June, and
the country at its best, when Uncle
Aleck came. He gave his nephew a
hearty band-shake, and looked over
his added pounds of avoirdupois
with laughing eyes.
'Farm life hasn't worn yon down,
I perceive,' he said, as he stepped
into the bnggy.
The supper was excellent, the
bouse like a new piu, baby sweet
and fresh in hiB clean white tucker,
and there was only one shadow that
those keen grey eyes detected, and
that was the worn and faded look of
the young mother. It filled him
with solicitude, and gave him real
pain, as he feared his young niece
might be in failing health, and his
poor boy be left early with only a
memory and a pictured face, as he
had been these many long year9.
One thing which bad so drawn him
to Phebe was her resemblance to
that little ivory-painted picture be
bore with him over laud and sea.
He wondered if there was not a
cause for her pallid cheek, that
might yet be discovered and reme
died. Full of this intent, he kept a
sharp lookout from under his shaggy
eyebrows, as he walked around the
premises. The farm was kept up to
a state of high thrift and neatness by
the hired niau.aud Ridgway got the
credit of it. ;But indoors there was
a scrimped, unhandy look about
most of the working implements,
which did not escape observation.
He saw Pbebe tinkering her tius
with bits of twine drawn into the
boles, and he heard Ridge expostu
lating with her in the kitchen about
some supplies she needed. He sat
through a Monday in the cozy sitting-room,
where be could boar her
toiling at the wash-tub, and hurry
ing to get up the meals, while she
attended to the ueglected baby when
she could catch a moment's time.
His indiguatiou was at white heat
by night, and he felt that he could
have caned 'that graceless scamp,"
his nephew, with pleasure, for per
mitting such a state of affairs.
They walked out after tea and
looked at the growing crop, Ridg
way feeling unusually well satisfied
with himself aud all his doings.
Uncle Aleck's first remark hardly
chimed iu with this ?entimeut.
'Didn't it ever seem to you, Ridge,
as a rather one-sided arraugeraent
that you should have a stout man to
help you out of doors, and your wife
no help at all indoors ? 'Turn about
is fair play.' Suppo-e now that you
try the business for three year?
alone, and let her have the help.'
'Oh, uncle,' expostulated Ridge,
'there is steady work for two men
on this farm the year around.'
'And steady work in the house for
two women ; aud yet you have let a
young, delicate wife carry it on single-handed,
and, as far as I know,
have never remonstrated with her
on the slow suicide she was commit
ting. Such havoc as three ?hori
years have made ! It ought to make
a man ashamed, if his feelings are
not ironclad, to so overwork a
woman he has vowed to love aud
Ridgway reddened at his uncleV
plain-dealing, but he was not dis
posed to admit that he was the one
so much to blame.
'I tell you, uncle, Phebe has not
the faculty of getting along with
her work that some women have. It
takes her longer than it needs to get
every meal. I am hometinies almost
'It certainly does take her longer
than it need to. I have plainly seen
that, and now, young man, I'll teach
you a lesson. You are to rake bay
to-morrow, I believe. I'll fix you a
rake, and I'll see you use it.' And
the irate old man smashed all but
three teeth out of a good rake and
handed it over to his nephew.
'There's your implement, and I'll
come out and see how you get on
with it. There'll be no shirking,
either. Everything I have seen of
your in-door home conveniences
have been ju3t of that order. Your
wife works with a three-toothed
rake from morning till night. It is
good to be saving and lay up money,
but not if you mnet grind it out of
the life-blood of thoe who should
be nearest and dearest to you. No
more new rakes for you until I see
a different order of things in the
house! Let Phebe make out a list
of all she needs as we are together
this evening, and then do you draw
a check and foot the bill.'
Why, uncle, yon never kept houe.
You know nothing of a woman's
demands. It would sweep every
cent I have.'
'Let it sweep, then. Money got
ten dishonestly as that wa had bet
ter go to the place it was stolen from.
Yon have been robbing your wife
of her life-power, her health and her
happiness these three years. It is
time you begin to make reparation.
I have preached economy to you, it
is true, but I never preached dishon
esty. If you can't keep your wife in
a decent way, break up and let
Phebe go back to the good home
she came from. You can eo into a
store in the city aud make yourown
What a desolate picture it was!
Leave his pleasant home, bis wife
and boy, and take np with the old,
solitary lodgings in a boarding
bouse ! He felt lonesome at the bare
suggestion. Uncle Aleck went on:
'I should like to give your wife
this piece of advice: The next time
you even bint about what id needed
in the house-keeping, and what is
not, and suggest retrenchment here
and a cutting off there, I want her
to walk out and give orders to your
hired man ; tell him how much
grain he must give the horses bow
much salt to the sheep; how be
must scrimp the wheat when he
sows it, and the corn when he plants
it. She may tell him to tie up the
broken harrow with a string, and
not go to the expense of getting it
mended, and shall insist on his
going ahead if the plow handle is
broken it is too trifling a thinsc to
stop the work for that. All tha
fault I find with Phebe is that she
did not do this long ago. If she had
given you a good setting down oa
the start, and taught you to mind
your business, it would have been
blessing all around.'
It was pretty pUin dealing, but it
was a great eye-oponer to the younjr
man. He sat upon the piazza for aa
hour iu the uiooulight and thought,
and thought. Whatever bis medi
tations were, one thought was up
permosthe must gaiu ground with
L'ncle Aleck or his chauces were
slim. That little talk had, as Mark
Twain would say, 'knocked mora
conceit out of him than a tit of sea
sickness.' -Humble-pie' may not be
very palatable, but it is sometimes
Just the diet to bring one around
right. Slowly and soberly the
young man 'came lo himself and
theu the foremost thought was :
'What a wretch I have beeu ; can
Phebe have a spark of love or res
pect left for me?'
There must have been something
good iu the youth, or that loyal
heart could not have held fast in her
affection for him through thick aud
thin, as she had done. Uncle Aleck's
visit was a godsend to her. He saw
a new order ol tbiugs established in
the house, aud hung up the three
toothed rake iu a conspicuous place
in the baru as a standing object
lesson. Phebe scarcely kuew now
to get meals in her renovated kitch
en, but her face was as bright as her
Phebe soon won back her roses,
and went about her duties blithe as
a singing bird. She would always
laughingly head her husband off
whenever he begnu to allude to the
old limes, and Set down naught in
malice,' but charged the whole to
'our youth aud inexperience.
When Uncle Aleck came back the
next year to tiie christening of the
'little Caroline,' he made out io her
the deeds ol some valuable property,
and adtled a codicil to his will in
which the ivory picture was be
queathed to this namesake of the
fair lady who, to him, was always
yomi2 and beautiful. Country
Ituy at Ilumt.
The Sidney Te4eyrph and Plain'
deafer nas the following very sensi
ble remark :
"The habit of sending away from
borne for good- is a freak that should
be discountenanced by every citizen
who has th lea-t regard for bis owa
intere-t. In nome iustances the
matter is compulsory. But when it
come' to sending awiy tor :roods
that are kept in abundanco right ia
midst, it is too much like throwing
corn in another man'-i pigpen. Iu
dry goods, in elothing, and even in
groceries, Sidney frequently gives
to others wha iudispuKbly belongs
to herself. Wo should rea'iz the
fact that every dollar p used beyond
our border in this manner 'u gone
forever, and we should alo realize
the fact tht every dollar spent with
jhe merchant u our elbow will in
directly come b-trk to ih."
The career of Mr. WiUfem B.
Strong, ju-t elected to tha Pre-i-dency
of tlp Atchison. Topeka fc
Santa Fe Uiiiroad Company, at a
salary of $2."i.00O a year, show the
value of an intelligent singleness of
purpose. Not many years ago, Mr.
Strong waa a station agent in Rock
county, this stt ni devotion to
his work attracted the attention of
the officer and he was rapidly pro
moted. He waa determined to
know all there was to know about
the railroad business, and the res.uk
was that he mastered it in every
department. His practical knowl
edge and his business ene-gy earned
the position he now occupies. There
is nothing lucky about his success
it is the accomplishment of a de
termined purpose. Jfihatukee Re
publican. A New York newspaper complains
of the fnnny names of men who run
for office in Ohio. There was Hick
enlooper elected last year by the
republicans, and now the democrats
have put up Boofcwalter for Gov
ernor. The explanation is obvious.
The short handsome name havo
about run out in Ohio, their owners
long ago got into office or have be
come so notorious that they can't
hope to run for anything success
fully. Next year probably the
Spoopendykes and the Dammer
hammers will be forced to the front.
Every ort of a name will be given
a show in Ohio, if the awful cpn
sumption of population for official
purposes goes on. Lincoln Journal.
A friendship that makes the least
noise is very often the most useful ;
for which reason prefer a prudent
friend to a zealous one.
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