The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, August 17, 1881, Image 1
s- r-THE JOURNAL. M. K. TUHNElt & CO., Proprietors and Publisher!. KATES OI-' AIVEK'riXiG. ((' iiluin bus ! Space. lie -tc Imo out iim lyr leol'mn ( li.w I $W JTJ tl Sou i $l0 (TIil; w 12 I is -at 3ft 0 K ffi I 2U 1 35 54 4 inuhe ".iA 7.30 11 X-l til , I i..v) j,7., ; i ; 12 ; 16 to " T.V f 2.23 4 ! 3J S 10 Bulne. and p'sfHHional cards ten line" or less "pace, per annum, ten dol lars. I.esal advertisement at tatuta rates. "Kditorial local notices'' flfteen cent a line each insertion. "Local notice ' Ave cent a line each Inser tion. ArirertUment cla-irled as "Spe cial notices" live cents a line tirst inser tion, three cent' a line each subsequent insertion. :: ESTOfice. en 11th street., upstairs in Journal building. Terms Per year, $2. Six months, $1. Three months, &0c. Single copies, ftc. VOL. XIL-NO. 16. ' COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1881. WHOLE NO. I iiunu 3 rr u ADVERTISEMENTS. HENEY LITERS. BLACKS MITH akd "Wagon jSlaker, 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. ALSO, THE 3Turst & Bradlev Plows. NEBRASKA HOUSE, S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r. Nebraska Ave., South of Depot, COLl'JIBl'Ji, En. 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 S3-2tf MILLMI! ILLIMY! MRS. M. S. DRAKE HAS JUST KKCE1VED A LARGE STOCK OF SPRING AND SUMMER MILLIIERY AND MCY NIK. J3TA Fl'LL A'-SOUTMEXT OF EV ERYTII1NG BELONGING TO FIRST-CLASS MILLIS- Ell"V STORL.23 TwHflh St.. two doors east State Bank: F. GERBER fc CO., DEALERS IN FURNITURE, AND UNDERTAKERS. leads, B TABLES, Etc., Etc. GIVE HIM A CALL AT HIS PLACE ON SOUTH MDE Ilih ST., One dovr east o Heint:'s drug store. CITY Meat Market ! One door north of Pot-oilice, NEBRASKA AVE - Colnniba. KEEP ALL KLVIS OF Fresh and Salt Meats, ALO- I. Etc., in their srason. S2TCah paid for Hide, I.ard and IIucob. 642-X WILL. T. RICKLY. H. B. MORSE STILL SELLING WM. SCHILZ'S OLD STOCK At Cost! At Cost! AND HAS ADDED A Line of Spring Goods WHICH HE IS SELLING AT EASTERN PRICES. "WM. SCHILZ Can still he found at the old stand, tchere he continues to do all kinds of Custom Work and Repairing. BECKER & WELCH, PROPRIETORS OP SHELL CHEEK MILLS. MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE SALE DEALERS IN FLOUR AND MEAL. OFFICE, COLUJIB US, XEB. (MIS Bens m I HAVE RECENTLY PURCHASED THE STOCK OF HARDWARE, STOVES AN'D AGBICDLTCBAL IMPLEMEITS ! OF 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 stock of STOVES AND RANGES, ALL STYLES. SIZES AND PRICES. E3"BOUGHT! VERY LOW!J NAILS, PUMPS. Rope. Glats, Faint, Putty, BARBED WIRE, bought before the monopoly price) Agncnltnral Implements ! ! OF ALL KINDS. lis Join Dssret Hoods a Spooky, PLOWS, HABiROWS, RAKES. THECELEBRTED Buckeye Cultivators, DRILLS AMD SEEDERS. -:o: CLIMAX MOWERS ELWARD HiLKVESTERS AND COED BINDERS . EUREKA MOWEltS, 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 Spring VVagoni, 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. eeive it. GEI. I. FOSTER. 565 Successor to R. Uhlig. STATE BAKE, C:t::itt 3imri a 2i isi Zzrn: 1 Eslri. COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. CASH CAPITAL, - $50,000 DIRECTORS: Leaxder Gebbakd, Pres'l. Geo. W. Hulst Vice Prcs't. Julius A Reed. Edward A. Gerhard. Abxicr Turxer, Cashier. Bank of IepoIt, IIsceaat and" Excaaaffe. CellectloHM Promptly 3Iadeea all Point. Pay latere t ea Time Depos it. 274 IlC-lIi! REGIES! WA6QIS1 END SPRINGS. PLATFOR3I SPRINGS, WHI TNEY & BREWSTER SIDE SPRINGS. 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 county. JSTSend for Catalogue and Price-list. PHI I- CAXV, Cohrmbu9,Neb. 4Mf ANDERSON & ROEN, BAISTKEES, KUVKNTH ST., COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. t3TDtposits received, and interest paid on time deposits. TST 'Prompt attention given to collec tions and proceeds remitted on day of payment. 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, DEALER IX Hi. MEDICISES. CHEMICALS WIXES, LIQUORS, Hne Soaps, Brushes, PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc., Anl all articles usually kept on hand by Druggists. Phxsicians Prescriptions Carefully Compounded. Heventh street, near Foundry. COIUMBUS, : NEBRASKA SPEICE & NORTH, Gsneral Agents for the Sale of Real Estate. 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. 633 COLUMBUS. HER. Kssuah Qsbim Bio, WHOLESALE & RETAIL G-EOOEES! ALSO DEALERS IX Crockery, Glassware, Lamps, Etc., and Country Produce of all Kinds. THE REST OF FLOUR AL WAYS KEPT OX II A D. FOR THE LEAST MONEY! iSTGoods delivered free of charge to any part of the city. Terms casn. Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets, Columbus, Xeb. TTEJfRY GAS!, 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. W EBER is, K.-NOBEL, AT THE COLBMGDS MEAT.MiBKET ! Oa Eleveatk Street, Where meats are almost given away for cash. 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 AXD GKXXRAL COLLECTION OFFICE BY 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. 473-x COLUMBUS 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 n GOODS !? .-"-f aHitfh BUSINESS CAEDS. 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 NOTAHY PUBLIC, Platte Cexter, Neb. tt j. uriMo:, XOTABY PUBLIC. 12th Street, i doors nest of Hammond Hoase, Columbus, Neb. 4l-y rjK. M. . THURSTON, PRESIDENT DENTIST. Office over corner of 11th and North-st. All operations tirst-clas and warranted. C 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 Public. 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. -JIT J.THOMPSON, NOTARY PUBLIC And General Collection Agent, St. Edwards. Boone Co., Neb. Drs. MITCHELL & MARTYN, COLUMBUS mWkl l UL IHSTIM, Surgeons O.. N. t B. H. P'y, Asst. Surgeons U. P. Ify, COLUMBUs NEBRASKA. BYROX MILLETT, Justice of the Peace and Notary Public. BYROX MILLETT, 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 F. J. SCUUG, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Columbus, ?fet. Ojfice Corner of North and Eleventh Sts., up-stairs in Gluck's brick building. Consultation in German and English. JAMES TEARSALL IS PREPARED, WITH FIRST-CLASS APPARATUS, 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. i.CT-y 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 TUTT'S PILLS INDORSED BY PHYSICIANS, CLERGYMEN, AND THE AFFLICTED EVERYWHERE. THE GREATEST MEDICAL TRIUMPH OF THE AGE. SYMPTOMS OF A TORPID LIVER. 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 they be." The system had been greatly toned down in the case of his orphaned nephew, but Ridge thought it strict enough. 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 without avail. 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 years ago. '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 being mended. 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 cherish.' 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 surprised.' '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 living.' 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 new saucepans. 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 Gentleman. 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.