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VOL. XIL-NO. IT.
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1881.
.WHOLE NO. 589.
Shop near Foundry, outh or A. A N. Ilepot.
All Vlnds of wood and iron work on
Whrous, Bugles, Farm Machinery, Ac.
Keeps on baud the
TIMPKFN SPRING BUGGY,
and other eastern buyyics.
ALSO, Til K
Furst & Bradlev Plows.
S. J. HARHOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new house, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Board by day or
week at reasonable rates.
J3.Jcti a. Flna-tla Table.
Meals,.... 25 Cents. Lodgings.
MRS. M. R. DTiAKE
HAS JUST KKCKIVKD A LAUOE
SPRING AND SUMMER
MILLIIERY ill FARCY HOOD!!.
J2ff"A FULL ASSORTMENT OF EV
EKYTHIXG IJEI.OSGING TO
ERY STORE. .23
Twelfth St.., two doors east State Bank.
F. GERBER & CO.,
Chairs, Bettys, Brans,
TABLES, Etc., Etc.
GIVE HIM A CALL AT HIS PLACE
ON SOUTH SIDE Iltli ST.,
One door east of Ileintz's drug store.
Meat Market !
One door north of Post-ollice,
NEBRASKA AVE., - Columbia.
KEEP ALL KINDS OF
Fresh and Salt Meats,
Etc., in their season.
S3TCah paid Tor Hide. Lard
H. B. MORSE
STILL SELLING WM.
At Cost! At Cost!
AND HAS ADDED
A Line of Spring Goods
WHICH HE 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 & WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOOR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COLUMBUS, NJSB.
I HAVE RECENTLY' PURCHASED
THE STOCK OF
.lilt. ROBERT uiai.ic;,
And will continue the business at the
old stand, whore I will be pleated to see
the old customer (no objection to a
few uptv ones). 1 have on hand a large
ALL STYLES, SIZES AND PRICES.
S3TBOUGHT! VERY LtnV!j3
Rope, Glass, Paint, Pully,
(bought before the monopoly price)
OF ALL KINDS.
The John Dssra Goods a Specialty.
DRILLS AND SEEDERS.
ELWARD HARVESTERS AND
wide cut and lightest draft machine
made. Come and sec this machine if
you don't look at any thing else.
THE OLD RELIABLE
Chicago Pitts Thresher,
with Steam or Horse power.
The Iron Turbino Wind Mills,
The mill that stands all the storms and
is alwavs readv for action. Agent for
DAVIS, GOULD CO'S
l1 n go us,
which I can sell cheaper than yon can
go on foot. No trouble to show goods
or talk prices.
If square dealin" and "live and let
live" prices will secure a share of your
patronage, I shall be pleased to' re
GKO. I. FOSTER,
505 Successor to R. Uhlig.
S?::eu:::t9 Qemri 1 Soei i:l 7-.:zi: i Hilit.
CASH CAPITAL, - $50,000
Leandek Gerrakd, Prcs'l.
Geo. W. Hui.st Vice Pres't.
Julius A Reed.
Edward A. Gerhard.
Arxep. Turner, Cashier.
finale or Deposit. DNcount
Collec tloBN Promptly IHade oh
Pay I h teres t oa Time Depos
Light Pleasure and Bnsiness Wag
ons of all Descriptions.
We are pleased to invite the attention
of the public to the fact that we have
just received a car load of Wagons and
Buggies of all descriptions, and that we
are the sole agents for the comities ot
Platte, Butler, Boone, Madison, Merrick,
Polk and Y'ork, for the celebrated
CORTLAND WAGON COMP'Y,
or Cortland, New Y'ork, and that wo are
offering these wagons cheaper than anv
other wagon built of same material,
style and finish can be sold for In this
fc3f-Send for Catalogue and Price-list.
ANDERSON & ROEN,
1ST Deposits received, and interest paid
on time deposits.
t3T Prompt attention given to collec
tions and proceeds remitted on day of
JST Passage tickets to or from European
points by best lines at loicest rates.
1ST Droits on principal points in Eu
rope. REFERENCES AND CORRESPONDENTS:
First National Rank, Decorah, Iowa.
Allan Jfc Co., Chicago.
Omaha National Hank, Omaha.
First National Bank, Chicago.
Kountze Bros., N. Y.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PERFUMEEY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept on hand by
Physicians Presc7'iplions Carefully
Eleventh street, near Foundry.
COLUMBUS, : NEBRASKA
SPEICE & NORTH,
General Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacific, and Midland Pacific
It. R. Lands for sale at from $3.00to $10.00
per acre for cash, or on live or ten years
time, in 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. Also business and
residence lots in the city. We keep a
complete abstract of title to all real es
tate tn Platte County.
Haiia Qehlmch & BlUa
WHOLESALE .t RETAIL
ALSO IEALEU3 IN
Crockery, GlassiY.ire, Lamps, Etc.,
and Country Produce of
THE IIEKT OF FLOUR AI,.
WAV. KEET OA HAND.
tSTGoods delivered free of charge to
any part of the city. Terms cash .
Comer Eleventh and Olive Streets,
Manufacturer and dealer in
Wooden and Metalic Burial Caskets
All kinds and sizes of Ko1er. 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-glaBB Plates, Walnut Lumber,
etc., et. COLUMBUS, NEB.
TXEBEU &, KKOI1EL.,
I'lIi'MIAT lil'i '
On Eleventh Stroot,
Where meats arc almost given away
Beef per lb., from 3 10 cts.
Best steak, per lb., 10 "
Mutton, per lb., from 6 10 "
Sausage, per lb., from 8 10 "
XSTSpecial prices to hotels. W52-ly
LAW, REAL ESTATE
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 nouse, Columbus, Neb.
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor.
tSTWbolesale nd Retail Dealer in For
eign Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub
lin Stout, Scotcb and English Ales.
t3entucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OYSTERS in their season, by the case
can or dish.
lltk Street, South of Depot
pORrVEI.IUM & HIJULIVAIV,
A TTORNUYS-A T-LA W,
Up-stairs in Gluck Building, 11th street,
Above the New bank.
TOHIV J.ItlAIJClllAIY, f
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND
TT J. lUJUSOl,
12th Street, 2 donn west of Hammond House,
Columbus, Neb. 4M-y
K. M. 1. THURSTON,
Ollicc over cornpr of 11th and North-st.
All operations tirst-class and warranted.
lUICAtiO 1IAKIIKIC SIIOIM
HENRY WOODS, Pnoi-'R.
JSfEvery thing in first-class style.
Also keep the best of cigars. Glu'.y
A TTORNFYS A T LA W,
Oflice up-stain in McAllister's build
ing. 11th St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
Tj ii. Korscin:,
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.
A J. THOMPSON,
And General Collection Ageut,
St. Edioards, Boone Co., Neb.
Drs. MITCHELL & MARTYN,
MEDICAL & SURGICAL INSTITUTE,
Surgeons O., N. t B. II. li'y, Asst.
Surgeons U. r. li'y,
Justice of the Peace and
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Columbus
Nebraska. N. 1L He will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to him. 248.
T OU1S SCHREIBER,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Buggies, Wagons, etc., made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
Q7"Shop opposite the "Tattersall,"
Olive Street. WW
T .1. SCIIIJ, M. I.,
PHYSICIAN AND SUIiGEON,
Office Corner of North and Eleventh
Sts., up-stairs in Gluck's brick building.
Consultation in German and English.
JAMES PEARS ALL
IS PREPARED, WITH
To remove houses at reasonable
rales. Give him a call.
TUOTICE TO TEACHERS.
J. E. Moncrief, Co. Supt.,
Will be in his oflice 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 the transaction of any other business
pertaining to schools. 007-y
T S. MURDOUK & SON,
Carpenters and ontractors.
nave 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. JSTShop on
13th St., one door west of Friedhof &
Co's. store, Columbus, Nebr. 4S3-y
PHYSICIANS, CLERGYMEN, AND
THE AFFLICTED EVERYWHERE.
THE GREATEST MEDICAL
TRIUMPH OF THE AGE.
SYMPTOMS OF A
Jjom of appetlte.lf auBea.bowebi costive,
Pain in theHeaj.with n dull sensation in
the back part. Pain under the shoulder
blade, fullnew after eating, with a disin
clination to exertion of body or mind,
.Irritability of temper. Low gpirita. Ijobs
of memory, with a feeling of having neg-
leoteaaome auty,wearin6M, jJigainees,
Fluttering of tho Heart, Dot before the
eyes. Yellow Blcin, Headache, Bestiesa
neust night, highly oolored Urine.
IF THESE WABNUTOS ABE UNHEEDED,
SERIOUS DISEASES WILL SOON BE DEVELOPED.
TUTTS FILLS we especially adapted to
uchcaiec,oiie dose effect (uchachsnge
of feeling as to astonish the offerer.
Tbeylamnae Ui Appetite nd cam the
body to Take on rieafa, thua the tystem Is
Dlffeetlve Onrui, Bejralar Atoola are pro
flucad. Price cents, as Murray Wt.. N.T.
TUTT'S HAIR DYE.
Gray Hats or Whipcibs changed to a Oiomy
Black by a ilnjrlo implication of thla Dtk. It
Imparts a natural color, acta Instantaneously.
Sold bj DrnggitU, or lent b j axprcu on receipt of f 1.
Office, 35 Murray St., New York.
Dr. TUTTS MiaCiL 4 TtlukU laferMilu u 1
Cil HcccJpU will b k114 rati M ssUcaUa,P
Written for the Journal.
The Mysterious Hox.
RV A. HENRICH.
There arc many kinds of boxes in
the world. "Who could or would
tell, and much leas write about them
all? But of some it is instructive
or amusing to speak.
In the dark ages, when learning
was confined almost exclusively to
studious monks, one of these came
weary and sick into a village, and,
aB was generally the case with tho
well disposed peasantry of Ger
many, he was kindly received and
cared for in a farmhouse. It was,
however, of little use, for ho very
soon expired. The pious peasant
found precious little in the pockets
of the spacious capouch of the dead
monk. There was only his rosary,
a small book in Latin, and a little
box. That wonderful box! The
whole neighborhood was called to
gether to see that little thing, and
many a significant glance toward
each other, and many a auspicious
look full of fear was cast upon that
box and upon the corpse. For, won
derful to tell, there was some terri
ble nnimal or Bpirit or who knows
what in it, which was far bigger
than the box itself, and how can a
thing be bigger than that in which
it is contained? The poor monk,
before highly venerated, was now
looked upon as one closely connect
ed with the evil one, or as that
tearful being in person. In that
mysterious box was a small insect
uudor a magnifying glass in its lid.
But I was going to tell of a still
moro mysterious box of wonderful
Widow Goldan was since her
good husband's death tho sole own
er, boss and possessor of a large
farm in Germany. So long as the
old, faithful overseer was there, all
went well, but when ho was dead
and gone, and a new man and new
farm hands and hired girls had come
in, the widow found to her dismav
that things did not prosper on her
farm ns she was wont to seo. Bnd
fjrew worse. Sho finally in her
trouble and anxiety bethought her
self of au old pious hermit who waa
living deep in the forest in a small
hut, and was said to be very devout
and very wise. So one morning she
bent her steps into the dense forest,
following tho wood-road until she
struck the little footpath leading to
the good man's lonely cabin.
lie received her kindly. Those
long silver locks, that snow-white
beard, and those keen eyes resting
upon her, she was at first awe
struck, but those keen eyes were so
full of sympathy and kindness that
she soon felt relieved, and began to
pour out her grief and trouble be
fore the venerable man.
"My daughter, he comforted her,
be of good cheer! Thero is still
help for thee."
Then he took from a niche in the
wall of his cabin a little box.
"Take this," said he, "and carry it
every morning before sunrise, and
every eveniug before retiring thro'
every room in your house, from
garret to cellar, and through every
part of your barns and stables, and
you will soon sec a change for the
Next morning the good woman
went with her little box in hand as
she had been bidden. But what did
she see? That the hired men, who
ought to have had their horses fed
long ago had not got up yet. One
horse was loose, some had no bed
ding, all showed the want of care.
In tho cow stables she found the
same disorder. None of the hired
girls had gotten out of bed. In the
kitchen were the unwashed dishes
of the night before, and so forth. Of
course everything was soon set in
order and men and maidens got a
In the evening tho woman made
her round again, and discovered
disorder and waste enough to show
her the cause of decline in prosperi
ty. There were the men in the
kitchen playing cards, sparking and
drinking, when they ought to have
been in bed. There were the milk
buckets and pans in disorder and
unwashed. In the stables she dis
covered want of care, the poor
horses wero without bedding, one
horse having one foot under the
partition was hanging to his halter-
strap choking, and would surely
have died if she had not discovered
him in this perilous position. Of
course the good woman set every
thing right, made the men work and
tho girls run, and soon the whole
concern looked different, and pros
perity returned to her.
How good a thing would it be on
many farms if the owner bad that
mysterious little box of the hermit!
But perhaps the early and late re
view of the premises might bo per
formed without the little box. I
venture to assert that such a round
made twice a day with open eyes
would with or without that little
box perform wonders of prosperity
ou a good many farms.
Persecuting: the lew.
It was hoped that the worst of the
persecution to which the Jews havo
been exposed in Russia was now
over, for even Russia is not inac
cessible to tho influenco of civilized
public opinion, and that has been
expressed with sufficient distinct
ness. But tho outbreaks just re
ported from Pultowa show that the
danger is not yet passed, and that
Muscovite fanaticism receives little
check from the authorities. Race
and religious antipathy prevails in
rank much above the lowest
throughout the czar's empire, and
tho unfortunate Jewish minority
has to reckon with this constant
peril. A special correspondent of
the Jewish World, who was sent to
Kiefl' to report particulars of tho
riots there, draws attention to the
glaring facts of the complicity be
tween the officials and rabble, but
for which uo outrages would have
been possible. lie gives a shocking
account of what took place when the
'peasant mob,' secure of impunity,
had fairly settled down to the work
of destruction. The plundering,
burning, and wrecking of houses
and shops, the Jew limits iu the
streets, the j-obberies, the assaults,
were not by auy means the worst of
tho horrors. "Women were out
raged by dozens, and the correspon
dent states that at one place two
married women and three young
girls were so ill-treated by the mob
that they died next morning. Chil
dren were tossed out of the window
to be brained onthe stones of the
street beneath. But during all this
what were the authorities about?
Gen. Drenteln, the governor, when
his attention was called to the gath
ering of the mob, and he was asked
by the chief rabbi to prevent its ac
tion, positively declined; he would
not, he said, 'incommode his soldiers
for the sake of a pack of .Tews.' The
spirit of this brutal remark was
faithfully rellected in the conduct of
the governor's meanest subordin
ates. While the outrages went on,
soldiers and police regarded them
with calm unconcern, and only in
one case, where a woman, aftor be
ing stripped naked and flogged, was
about to be flung on a huge bonfire
of her husband's goods and chattels,
did a police functionary mildly ex
postulate by saying that it was 'not
necessary to go so far.' It was
enough if they stopped short of
burning alive. A military officer,
when urged by a poor woman to
save her family from being burned
in the building which the mob had
surrounded and fired, answered :
'Well, burn ; it does not much matter
whether you roast now or hereafter.'
As for the poor creatures who were
driven out of the town to starve, the
governor bad no word of pity or
suggestion of help to offer. When
a member of a deputation which
waited on him about them asked :
'Where were the unfortunate people
to go?' Gen. Drenteln's answer
was: 'Go! why to Jerusalem or
into the Dnieper.' With such .men
as these in authority the prospect for
Russian Jews is gloomy indeed.
A I.o-t Ticker.
A corpulent old lady was at the
London bridge station, going down
into Sussex; she had a big bag and
a small one, and was bustling thro'
the gate to reach the train, when
the ticket conductor called out,
'Ticket, ma'am! Can't pass here
till I sec your ticket!' 'I hain't
time,' she replied. 'Can't pass
can't pass!' 'I will pass!' Can't
ma'am. The rules are very strict.
'You'd make me miss tho train.'
'Plenty of time, ma'am the train
does not go for fifteen minutes yet.'
She backed out, put down her bags,
and, after a long hunt, she found the
key and opened the big one. Arti
cle after article was taken out and
laid aside, but she could not find tho
ticket. The smaller bag was sub
mitted to the same treatment, the
old lady all the while growling to
herself; and when ten minutes had
slipped away, she looked up and in
quired, 'what ticket do you want?'
'Your railway ticket, of course,' he
replied. 'Why, I had that in my
baud all the time, you impudent fel
low!' she exclaimed, as she hustled
the things into the bag. 'Then why
didn't you show it, ma'am?' 'Then
why didn't you say railway ticket,
sir? You want to understand that
there are a hundred different kinds
of tickets, pir ; and if you ever stop
me again, I'll go to the head man of
the railway at once!'
It is said that there is a party of
men going through the State passing
counterfeit bills. They operate npon
the farmers, purchasing feed, or a
night's lodging, and offering to pay
therefor in bills of large denomina
tion. Oakdale Pen and Plow.
A Kunnvray llutbuHil.
One day last week a man residing
in East Toledo, O., skipped from his
family and brought up in Detroit.
His wife got a clue to his where
abouts and came on after him, and
yesterday she had an interview with
him at tho central station, whore he
had been run for the purpose. She
had uo tears to shed. On the con
trary, her hair had a fighting hang,
and as soou as she could get her
breath she began :
"So you miserable little apology
for a human being, you skipped out,
did you ?"
"After I had washed and scrubbed
and sewed for nearly twenty years
to support you, you got tired of
your family, did you ? Our style ot
living wasn't touy enough to suit
you, and you wauted a diamond pin
and a cape J"
"Say, Lucy, I'm sorry," he mum
bled. "Well, I ain't !" she snapped. "No,
sir! On tho contrary, I'm glad ot
it ! You've chewed tobacco and
drank whisky and whittled shingles
and loafed on the corners at my ex
pense just as long as you ever will I"
"What do you want of me, then?"
"Want of you? Why, I want to
clear my character! All our neigh
bors say that you ran away from
me, and some pity me and some
laugh. You run away from me!
Why, you low-down corner loafer,
you couldn't run away from any
thing but a spade or an ax. I fol
lowed you to get this matter
straight. I've got to live there, and
I'm not going to be either pitied or
"What do you want?" he asked.
"Here's what I want," she said, as
she seized his collar and twisted
him around. "Now you take that
and that and tlmt and I'll have
these officers sign a paper that I
found you and kicked you out to
take care of yourself. Now you
git! Don't ever write me, don't
ever dare to come back tonic! Even
if I hour that you tell anybody that
you were married to me I'll buy a
shot gun and hunt for you !"
The husband sneaked out doors
and down the street, and the wife,
having the "docs" in her pocket,
walked the other way, muttering to
"Skipped out! Run away from
his family! Well, his old shirt will
make a mop worth twice the value
of Lib whole body ! Now, I want to
see some one grin in the face of this
testimonial that I raised him right
off his heels.
"A Widow," complained through
the columns of the Times, the other
day, that the few articles of furni
ture in her house, and from which
she can not obtain a single cent of
income, are valued as highly for
taxation as some tugs employed on
the river are rated by the assessors.
She insists that, while all her world-,
ly possessions would not bring
seventy-five dollars at auction, any
one of the tugs would readily sell
for eight or ten thousand dollars.
Doubtless the complainant has ac
curately stated the situation, which
is after all only a curious, not a sur
prising outgrowth of the utterly
irrational system adopted for raising
revenues by all or nearly all the tax
ing agencies in America. Under
this system it is not practicable to
arrive at anything like an equitable
basis of taxation. Property is as
sessed according to the unrestricted
whims of the persons appointed to
appraise it; and this is not to be
imputed to these persons aB a fault,
for the law supplies them with no
other or better basis of judgment
than their own fancy.
Common sense would require that
public revenues be collected from
the actual incomes of the people.
No fairer principle than that of the
Mosaic tithing system was probably
ever devised for the collection of
monoy wherewith to meet the ex
penses of government. The Israel
ites, in the days when that system
wag established wore an agricultural
people, and the tax-gatherer's de
mands were limited to a percentage
of the actual products of each man's
farm. The system would necessarily
have to be modified for adaptation
to use in a commercial or manufac
turing state, but the modification
nerd not aflect the principle. In
any case taxes should be levied upon
something tangible upon demon
strative values not upon the mere
opinion of one man or class, which
may not agree with the opinion of
any other man or class in tho com
munity. A system of licenses ad
justed according to the actual pro
duct of industrial or commercial
enterprises; of the known income of
investments, would bo at once
rational and just. Under such a
system the poor furniture of the
widow's houso would escape taxa
tion entirely, while the owner of the
tug would contribute to the support
of the state from aud in proportion
to tho earnings of his property.
Taxation of that which i9 not and
can not be made productive which
yields no crop or income is utterly
vicious. It is not in any proper
sonso taxation at all ; it is confisca
tion. Chicayo Times.
A UlsnIUed Decline.
There is a mingling of the heroic
and pathetic in tho manner in which
Ralph Waldo Emerson is encounter
ing tho great ch.ingo "appointed to
all men." A well-known literary
geutltMiian who is visiting that town
to jnvo sketches of the "Coucord
School," now iu session, called at
the home of "the Jone of the Cou
cord immortals." Mr. Emerson
himself came to the door to greet
him with a still active step, and
with his placid, inscrutable counte
nance unchanged iu tho eight yettrs
since the gentleman had seen him.
A vein of saducss ran through his
striking words, which now and then
deepened into iudcscribablo pathoa
as he spoke of himself. The cou
verstitiou was as follows:
"I am visiting tho summer school,
and called to pay my respects to
you," I said.
"I thank you," he replied, and a
slight difficulty in articulation wad
noticeable. "I am glad to see you ;
yet I fear I can do little. I can only
disappoint tho-io who come to soo
me. I find that I am losing myself,
and I wander away from the matter
that I have in mind."
There was little to be Raid, but I
made some remark, mid he con
"I cannot say much. When I be
gin I lose myself. And so when
my friends come tn nee ine I run
away instead of going to meet them,
that I may not make them suflor."
I spoke of an examining committee
ou which he hud nerved at Cam
bridge, and bin face lightened for a
instant. "Ye, yes," ho said, and
made some personal inquiry of me.
"But I see no one now," he added.
"Your general health is good, I
trust ?" I asked.
"Yes, my health is good enough,"
he replied, indifferently. Then ho
said slowly with a wonderful pathos
in his voice: "But when one'n wita
begin to fail, it U time for the hea
vens to open and take him away."
"He turned sadly aside, and I left
him. More keenly than anyone
else can do the philosopher rcali'es
that age is casting a shadow upon
his memory and slowly rhilling hia
faculties." Omaha liejm'ih'can.
Don't Hurry for Honey, '.Spe
cially Tor Silver Dollar.
Uncle Pleasant Batkins, a Rich
mond, Va., negro, is sixty and hia
wife seventy-two. The other day a
friend said : "Uncle Pleasant, why
in tho mischief did you marry a
woman nearly old enough to be
"You see, boy," he replied, with a
sigh, "I was a wurkin' for Long
John Freeman, in Hanover, when I
was jest eightern, and Sary Ann
Rhhf, old Mrs. Russes only daugh
ter, was thirty if sho wur a day. At
every quiltin' she used to rhuso me
for her partner, and everybody said
it 'peard like she wnr a courtiu' rne.
She gimme four pair cotton socks
and a heap of thing, but still I
didn't have no notion of her. Well,
one Christmas Eve, I went to the
old woman's, and had hardly sot
down before Sary Ann brought mo
some sweet pcrtato pic, which she
knowed I was monstrous foud of.
While I was eatin' it I heard the old
woman up stars countin' silver dol
lars. Now, thar was no plaster to
the aealin, aud the up-stars floo had
cracks in it as wide as my finger.
So, you see, I could hear the jingle
of the money jest as well as if I had
been up thar myself. When she had
counted nine hundred and six. I
draw up to Sary Ann and popped
the question. In course she said
she'd have me, and the next Thurs
day we was married. Now, what
do you think I found out the next
day? Why, that old woman, didn't
have but thirty Mexican dollars, and
that she counted 'em over and over
jest to fool me. Don't marry for
money, boy 'specially for silver
Takes the cake: "Come here,
Sammie, aud shake hands with this
gentleman," said a mother, aB she
urged her youngest to the front.
"There, isn't he cute?" Gentleman,
putting on his eye-glasses and criti
cally examining tho child, "Yes, he
'take3 the cake,' or at least should
tako the first cake of soap be can
get hold of." And thus was au
evening's conversation nippcjlybe
An ounce of mother v '
a pound of clergy. ov juj-
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