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VOL. XIL-NO. 88.
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1881.
WHOLE NO. 605.
Shops near Foundry, iouth or A. Jt '. Repot.
AM kinds of wood and iron work on
"WaKon, liugeifx. Farm Machinery, &c.
Kuupn on bunds the
TIM P KEN SPRING IiUGGT,
and other eastern buggies.
ltirst te Bradlev Plows.
S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
CO 1.17.11 H US, heii.
A new house, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Board by day or
week at reahonablc rateB.
tTMelN a. Firft-Cln Talile.
Meals, .. ..2."i Cento. Lodgings.... 25 Cts
fall a:u vi;vri:it
.fflUBIlY ill FANCY GOODS.
;q 1 1,. .
t5TA Fl'LL ASSORTMENT OF EV
ERYTHIXG BELONGING TO
Ttcelfth St., ttco doors east State Hank:
F. GERBER Sc CO.,
dowty, mm & co.,
PROPRIETORS OF THE
Columbus Drug Store,
Ss:iu:n te A. W. D3La."D.
The Leading Drug House
IN THE WEST.
A full and complete line of
Patent Medicines, &c,
LAMPS, IF ffllY DffllPIl.
"When you need anything in our lino
we will maKe it to your Inter
est to call on us.
S3-Jr. A. A. Smith retains 7tis
position as Prescription Clerk,tchich
is a positive guarantee against mis
takes, and with our facilities every'
thing in the prescription line is
Don't forgret the pluce, It doors
north of P. O. 057-y
DEALKR IN ALL KINDS OK
I KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND
a well selected stock.
Teas, Coffees, Sugar, Syrups,
Dried and Canned Fruits,
and other Staples a
ANDERSON & ROEN,
"Deposits received, and interest paid
on time deposits.
JSTPrompt attention given to collec
tions and proceeds remitted on day of
137 Passage tirl-ets to or from European
points by best lines at lowest rates.
TSTDraits on principal points in Eu
rope. REFERENCES AND CORRESPONDENTS:
First National Bank, Decorah, Jowa.
Allan & Co., Chicago.
Omaha National Bank, Omaha.
First National Bank, Chicago.
Kountze Bros., N. Y.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept on hand by
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
Eleventh street, near Foundry.
COLUMBUS, : NEBRASKA
SPEICE & NORTH,
General Agents for the Sale oT
nOKINEMUS & SIJULIVAIV,
A TTORNEYS-A 7 -LA W,
Up-stairs in Gluck Building, 11th street,
Above the Xew bank.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND
jj a. iii;ikoi,
l-th Street, i doors nest of lUmniond Home,
Columbus, Neb. 491-y
pvit. :. i. tiujics ro,
Oflice over corner of 11th and Xorth-st.
All operations tirst-clas and warranted.
IIIICAttO 1IARIIEK SHOP!
HENRY WOODS, Pitor'R.
JSTEverythlng in first-class style.
Also keep the best of cigars. 51o'-y
Good. Delivered Free
part or the City.
TABLES, Etc., Etc.
GIVE HIM A CALL AT HIS PLACE
OX SOUTH SIDE lltlt ST.,
One door east of Heintz's drug store.
Meat Market !
One door north of Post-odlce,
NEBRASKA AVE., - Columbus.
I AM ALSO AGENT FOR THE CELEBRATED
Farm and Spring Wagons,
of which I keep a constant supply on
hand, but few their equal. In style
and quality, second to none.
CALL AND LEARN PRICES.
Cor. Thirteenth and K Streets, near
A. & N. Depot.
KKKl ALL KINDS OF
Fresh and Salt Meats,
in their season.
J3TCxis.li paid for Hide, Lard
H. B. MORSE
IS STILL SELLING WM. SCHILZ'S
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,
tchcre he continues to do
all kinds of
Custom Work and Repairing.
Cz::m:tJ Qirwri ft 2el xtl Swrir ft Hrlit.
CASH CAPITAL, - $50,000
Leander Gebrakd, Prcs'i.
Geo. W. Hulst Vice PresH.
Julius A Reed.
Edward A. Gerhard.
Abner Turner, Cashier.
Bank or DcpoNli, IHKconnt
Collection Promptly 2TIade o
Pay Intercut oh Time Depot.
Union Pacific, and Midland Pacific
R. R. Lauds forsale atfrom$3.00to$10.00
per acre for cash, or on five or ten years
time, in annual payments to suit pur
chasers. "We have also a large and
choice lot of other lands, improved and
unimproved, for sale at low price and
on reasonablcterms. Also business and
residence lots in the city. We keep a
complete abstract of title to all real es
tate in Platte County.
A TTORNEYS A T LA W,
Oflice up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing. 11th St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
M. MACFARLAND, B. R. COWDERY,
J .Att:ne7 sl Kctiry Pitli:. C:lle:t
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE
JOHN M. MACFARLAND,
Columbus, : : : Nebraska.
Tf II. KUSCIIE,
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.
And General Collection Agent,
St. Edwards, Boone Co., Neb.
H Qehlrich i BM-
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
ALSO DEALERS IN
Crockery, Glassware, Lamps, Etc.,
and Country Produce of
THE ltEST OF FLOUR AL
WAYS KEPT OS I1ASD.
LEAST MONEY I
JSTGoods delivered free of charge to
any part of the city. Terms cash.
Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets,
Manujacturer and dealer in
Justiceof the Peace and
ATTORNEY" AT LAW, Columbus
Nebraska. N. B. Ho will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to him. 248.
J OUIS SCIIREIBER,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Buggies, Wagons, etc.. made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
JSTShop opposite the " Tattersall,"
Olive Street. '"2-'J
Ji J. SCIIUG, M. i.,
rilYSIClAN AND SURGEON,
Office Corner of Xorth and Eleventh
Sts., upstairs in Gluck's brick building.
Consultation in German and English.
IS PREPARED, WITH
FIRST- CLASS APPA RA TUS,
To remove houses at reasonable
rates. Give him a call.
The Mettler'N Strategem.
BY CLINTON MONTAGUE.
Mark Stanton was one of those
hardy pioneers who, in the early
settlement of the country, moved
from the more thickly settled sea
board aud pitched his cabin in the
valley of the Saco, far away from
the seats of civilization, His near
est neighbor lived at a, distance of
two inilop, near the western border
of Lovewell's Pond. A wife and
one child accompanied him into the
The Indians at this period were
peculiarly troublesome. Pangus in
deed was dead the great Sagamore
whose name had been a source of
terror forycarp, to even distant set
tlements: but the remnant of his
tribe still mado their homo upon
the broad meadow of the Saco and
among the adjacent hills. Unable to
make any largo or counected attacks
upon tho invading whites the red
men contented themselves with pil
lage and theft aud other annoyances.
Against these numerous depreda
tions tho settlers had no adequate
means of defense, and if they found
their fowls, swine or cows missing,
they had to submit to the loss as
best they might.
Stanton had been a victim to these
depredations on several occasions,
but had attempted no retaliation.
The chief leaders of tho savages in
these plundering inroads were two
braves noted for their strength and
ferocity, named Maltampa and Ka
larua. On more than one occasion
these warriors had even burned
cabins and scalped tho owners, and
tho settler deemed himself fortunate
that no such injuries had been of
One September day Mark found
it necessary to visit his neighbor
Drove.r's to obtain a few supplies
that they stood id need of. So kiss
ing the four-year-old daughter, and
bidding his wife to guard carefully
against any attack of the Indians,
tho settler took his rifle and de
parted for the settlement.
His stay was protracted to a later
hour than he had anticipated, and it
was nearly sundown when he set
out on his return. He hurried his
step almost to a run as he thought
of the anxiety that would bo his
wife's at his prolonged absence. Yet
in his haste, he neglected not to use
both eyes and ears ; for the settler
KJT . . - 2JL 'L-'m. r5ZLi&
WHITNEY. fc BREWSTER
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COL UMB US, NEB
Light Pleasure and Business Wa
ons of all Descriptions.
We are pleased to invite the attention
of the public to the fact that we have
just rcceired a car load of Wagons and
Buggies of all descriptions, and that we
are the sole agents for the counties ol
Platte, Butler, Boone, Madison, Merrick,
Polk and York, for the celebrated
CORTLAND WAGON COMP'Y,
of Cortland, New York, and that-we arc
offering these wasrons cheaner than anv
other wagon built of same material,
style and finish can be sold for in this
JSTSend for Catalogue and Price-list.
Wooden and Jletalic Burial Caskets
All kinds aud sizes of It obex, also
has the sole right to manufac
ture and sell tho
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.
TjUEBER &. KNOBEL,
ICOLUMBBS MEAT "MARKET if
On Eleventh Street, .
Where meats are almost given away
Beef per lb., from 310cts.
Best steak, per lb 10 "
Mutton, per lb., from G 10 "
j-OTICE TO TEACHERS.
J. E. Moncrief, Co. Supt.,
Will be in his olDce 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. " 67-y
Drs. MITCHELL & MARTYN,
MEDICAL I SWAL INSTITUTE.
Surgeons O., N. & B. H. R. R.,
Asst. Surgeons U. P. R'y,
Sausage, per lb., from ..
8 10 "
Wines, Ales, Cigars and Tobacco.
ESTSchilz's Milwaukee Beer constant
ly on hand.2
Eleventh St., Columbus, Neb.
JSTapecial prices to hotels. 5C2-ly
LAW, REAL ESTATE
MONEY 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.
USTWholesale ind Retail Dealer in For
eign Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub
lin Stout. Scotch and English Ales.
ISTKentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OYSTERS in their season, by the case
can or dish.
UtkStreet, So tk of Depot
PHYSICIANS, CLERGYMEN, AND
THE AFFLICTED EVERYWHERE.
THE GREATEST MEDICAL
TRIUMPH OF THE AGE.
SYMPTOMS OF A
Loss of appetlte.M'angea.bowela costive,
Pain in tneHead.with a dull sensation in
the back part. Pain under the shoulder
blade, fullnesa after eating, with a disin
clination to exertion of body or mind,
Irritability of temper. Low apirita, 3Josg
of memory, with a feeling of having neg
lected some duty, wearinesa, Dizziness,
Fluttering of tho Heart, Dota before the
eyes, Yellow Bkln. Headache, Restless"
neaa at night, highly colored Urine.
IF THESE WABNUTGB ATM; UH HEEDED,
SERIOUS DISEASES WILL SOON BE DEVELOPED.
TTrrS PILLS are eipecially adapted to
ach cages, ono dose effect! suchachange
of feeUng as to astonish the sufferer.
They Increase tbe Appetite, and cause the
body to Talie on Flesh, thus tbe system is
DiarestiTe Organs. Reirnlar N tools are pro
duced. Pries ss cents. 33 Murray su. Jf.l.
TUTT'S HAIR DYE.
Gray Hair or Whiskers changed to a Glosst
Black by a single application of this Dtk. It
Imparts a nntural color, acts Instantaneously.
Bold byDrngguU, or nt by express on receipt of 1.
Office, 35 Murray St., New York.
CDr. TCrrS HllLClt f Ytlubl UrarmillM us ft,
CmA.1 ItMdiU will Im aullc4 rBXJt u !UlU.f
wag a true hunter, and had more
than once saved his life by his craft
and forest lore.
When about half tho intervening
distance had been passed, Stanton
heard a noise that mado him pause.
It sounded like tho cry of a child,
and it was not far from his path.
He listened in suspense and again
heard the cry repeated. This time
he recognized the voice as that of his
own child, his darling Annie, whom
he had last seen in her mother's arms
at home. The cry was one of en
treaty, of terror, too, and Stanton's
heart beat loudly at tho thought of
tho girl's danger.
lie guessed instinctively what had
happeued. The Indians had visited
his home during his absence and ac
complished their fell purpose. As
soon as the first shock of horror was
passed ho was nerved to action.
Bending his ear to tho ground he
plainly heard the jar of footsteps,
but he was surprised to discover
that there was but a singlo savage.
Quickly, but cautiously, he crept
through the bushes, and finally got
a glimpse of tho red man, at a littlo
distance, hurrying through the deep
wood. The Indian was tall and
powerful, and he bore the light form
under his arms as though it had been
a mere feather's weight. The little
thing had ceased to struggle, for one
of the great red hands was pressed
hard over her mouth, and she seem
ed nearly exhausted.
It took Mark Stanton but a mo
ment to conclude what to do. He
did not dare to rush upon the sav
age, and attempt to beat him down,
for he knew that if the red man was
alarmed before he reached him tho
life of his child wonld be sacrificed.
On the other hand, if he trusted to
his rifle, there was a bare possibility
that the girl might be injured", but it
was far the better course. Hurry
ing cautiously forward until he
reached a favorable point, he raised
his trusty weapon to his shoulder.
Leveling it full at the center of the
red man's head, he took a careful
aim and pulled the trigger. The
next moment a sharp report rang
through the forest.
Without waiting for the smoke to
clear away, Stanton rushed forward
and found the savage just gasping
in his death struggle, while little
Annie lay screaming by his side.
He soon pacified the child who he
found was uninjured. Then he re
loaded his rifle and made a hasty ex
amination of the fallen Indian. The
settler did not recognizo him, but
from his dress and ornaments be
judged he was a warrier of some
Leaving him where ho had fallen,
Stanton took his child in his armB
aud wended his way homeward. It
was quito dusk when ho reached
there, and ho found his wife wait
ing for him nearly crazed with grief.
The mother's strength returned
when she saw her child, and after
the congratulations of the hour, Mrs.
Stanton told her slory.
She had left Annie sleeping in her
bed, and went out to milk tho cow.
"When she returned tho child was
missing. She had immediately begun
a search but without avail, and was
fast approaching hysterics when her
husband returned. Sho now urged
an immediate flight to the Pond, and
Stanton promised to accede to her
wishes as soon as their ripening
crops were harvested.
The following morning the settler
went to the place where he had left
the dead Iudian, with the intention
of burying him; but he found that
the body had been carried away.
There were heavy tracks about the
spot, and Stanton readily conject
ured that some of the warrior's
friends had eflected the removal.
With this conclusion he retraced his
steps, determined to keep his eyes
open and his rifle ready.
The second morning afterwards as
Mark Stanton stepped from his cab
in he saw something lying upon the
door-stone. He stooped and picked
it up, and saw that it was an arrow,
with the skin of a rattlesnake around
about it. He knew what the fatal
signal meant at once. The man who
left that snake-bound shaft at bis
door had sworn to kill him.
The settler was a brave man, but
this stern, signigcant token affected
him as the presence of the avenger
himself would have not. At first he
thought he would not tell his wife,
but on reflection, ho concluded it
would be better to let her into the
secret. It would be better for her
and better for him, for a constant
watch must now be maintained.
Mrs. Stanton's first impulse, as
soon as sho understood what her hus
boud told her, was to hasten to the
"That would hardly be a safe un
dertaking," returned tho settler;
"for my enemy may be even now
watching near the cot, and were we
to start out I might get a rifle-ball
through my body."
The youug wife was sorely fright
ened, but she saw the reasonableness
of her husband's statement and she
urged her point no further. All
that day they kept within doors, and
during the night Stanton did not
relinquish his watch. But no signs
of Indians were visible.
On opening the door in the morn
ing, however, the settler saw another
arrow laying near the door-step. To
this one a roll of birch bark was at
tached. Carrying it into the house,
he unrolled the bark aud found it
embellished with a rude drawing.
It was not difficult to make out what
was intended to be conveyed.
In one corner of the segment was
the picture of a dead Indian, and
from the hieroglyphics underneath,
Stanton gathered the fact that it was
meant for Mattampa, one of the not
ed braves of the Pequaket tribe. Be
yond him was another brave, with
a drawn bow in his hand and an
arrow speeding from it. Under
this one was the name of 'Kalarna.
The third figure represented a white
man wilh an arrow piercing his
The settler's anxiety was not ma
terially decreased by the knowledge
that his foeman was oue of these
distinguished braves. He knew he
had to deal with one of the most
crafty and relentless savages of that
region, aud he kuow enough of the
Indian's character to know that he
would not swerve from his revenge
ful plan until he had performed the
deed or fallen in the conflict.
"What shall we do? What shall
we do?" cried Mrs. Stanton, shield
ing Anne in her arms. "We may be
surrounded by enemies at this moment."
"That is not probable," said her
husband. "Kalarna is too much of
a brave to suffer that. I have slain
his brother, and he alone will seek
revenge. He has given me fair
warniug, aud now he will hang
around my path till he accomplishes
his fell purpose, unless I can con
tinue to circumvent him. He thinks
he has put me on the rack, and bis
next 6tep will bo to put a riflle ball
through my heart. But he will work
in the dark."
"Uould I not go to the settlement
and inform them of your danger?"
asked the heroic wife, brave now
that she knew what the danger was
that was to be met.
Stanton shook his head dubiously,
"You would not be permitted to do
that," he auswered. "Besides, I
would not have yon undergo such
The situation was truly a perplex
ing one. The stout settler wa9 im
prisoned In his own cabin as surely
as though he had been within tho
walla of a dungeon. The avenger
was already on his track and niMit
be, even then, hidden in the green
wood. He felt confident that should
he step ono foot out of doors his
body would be tho mark fora bullet.
In the middle of the afternoon
Mrs. Stanton opened the door and
went out to get a pail of water. The
spring was situated a few rods from
the cabin, near a thicket of trees and
bushes. As she stooped to dip the
water she saw tho painted visage ol
an Indian glaring at her through
sorao whituwood bushes. Though
trembling with fear she did not be
tray by a sign that she had observed
him and bore her burden with seem
ing carelessness Into tho house.
Once within sho sat down pale and
"I have seen an Indian," said she,
in reply to her husband's question
ing. "Ho is hid in the clump of
white woods by the spring. Oh
you will bo killed! Mark, you will
Stanton stepped to one of the
small loopholes between the logs
and looked sharply out. The bushes
in question were not over ton rods
from the door. Ho could see no
Indian there, but he knew it was
a place where an Indian might hide,
and he did not doubt his wife's eye
sight. Kalarna was probably there
waiting for his appearance.
The settler's craft did not desert
him. He felt easier to know that
his enemy was near him, for he could
make his plams accordingly. He
knew his enemy's position, and that
knowledgo placed him, as it were,
ou something like au equality with
"Mary," said he to his wife, "I am
going to kill that Indian."
"What are you going to do?" she
cried, iu an agony of pain and sus
pense. "he moment you step a
foot outside the door you will be
"Of coarse if I go out I am sure
to be killed ; but suppose something
should go out that only looked like
me, what then?" he asked.
"What do you mean, Mark?" and
Mrs. Stanton gazed into her hus
band's face as if to comprehend his
"I mean that we will send out a
man of straw to draw the enemy's
fire. After that it will be my turn
at the rifle. Now do you under
The wife said she thought she did.
"Then let us go to work as quickly
as possible, before the Indian chang
es his lurking place."
Stanton's plan was clear now, and
they proceeded to speedily carry it
into execution. The settler doffed
his clothes, which they stuffed with
bedding. A proper looking head
was fushioned Irom a pillow, to
one side of which was tacked a piece
of bearskin to represent hair. Upon
this was placed a hat, and when all
was completed it formed as respect
able a looking effigy as could be got
ten up;indeed,so well it was propor
tioned and so excellent was tbe like
ness that the good wife declared
that, had she seen it for the first time
in the woods, she should not have
known it from her husband.
In order to perfectly carry out the
settler's plan a broom handle was
fixed to the efligy, under tho righi
arm, so that it could be held iu an
upright position. Mrs. Stanton then
practiced upon it until she could
move it about as if it had life.
When all was ready the settler
took his station at the loophole
which looked towards the cover ol
the Indian. He had already his rifle
in readiness, and au soon as the muz
zle of the piece was in its place, and
he was sure of his aim, he gave the
signal to his wife.
She opened the door very slowly,
and carefully lifted the image out
over the threshold upon the stone,
holding it there steadily. At the
"ame moment Stanton saw a human
head lilted cautiously above the
white wood bushes. The eagle fea
tures and the painted countenance
told that it was an Indian brave.
The pettier instantly covered the
right eye of the red man with the
sight of his rifle.
The redskin discharged his riflo at
the same Instant with the white man,
so that both reports were simultane
ous. A loud death yell told the re
sult of the settler's nhot, and Stanton
saw his red foeman leap into the air
and fall to the ground. The Indian's
aim had been no less certain, for on
examining the rfBgy they found a
bullet hole Ju.-t where the heart
would have Iain in a human bosom.
After awhile Mark Stanton went
ont to the white wood bushes. He
found the vengeful Kalarna stone
dead. A bullet had passed into his
right eye through tbe brain. The
red man had fought his last battle.
He buried the dead body at a dis
tance and removed as well as he
could all traces of tho conflict, and
then for two or three days kept a
careful watch. But ho was not mo
lested. The attempt upon his lifo
had been planned by Kalarna alone,
and the death of tho redoubtable
warrior was traced to his hands.
The sturdy pioueer lived thero
many years and prospered. Grand
children grew up around him, to
whom the adventures of their grand
slro were as interesting as fairy tales.
But there was one story they never
heard without a tremor, and that
the hunter' stratgem when he slew
the famous Pequaket.
The Mynterj- ol memory.
The mystery of memory lies in
the apparent immediatcness of tho
mind's contact yith the vanished.
In "looking back" ou our life wo
seem to ourselves for tho moment
to rise above limitations of time.
undo its work of extinci'on, seizing
again the realities which its rush
ing stream had borne far from us.
Memory is a kind of recurrection
of the buried past ; as wc retro
spectively glance on it, it appears
to start anew iuto life; forms ariso
within our minds which, we feel,
faithfully represent tho things that
were. We do not ask for any
proof of the fidelity of this dramatic
representation of our past history
by memory. It is seen to be a
faithful imitation, just because it is
a rival of the past, To seek to mako
the immediate testimony of memory
more sure seems absurd, since all
our ways of describing and illustrat
ing this mental operation asstimo
that in the very act of performing
it we do not recovor a part of our
selves." To challenge the veracity
of a person's memory is one of tho
boldest things one cm do in tho
way of attacking deep seated cou
victions. Memory is the peculiar
do miiu of the individual. lugoinsr
back in recollection to the scenes of
other years, he is drawing on tho
secret storehouse of consciousness,
with which a stranger must not in
termeddle. Philosophers commonly,
distinguish memory as a mediato
kuowledge of something not pres
ent. Yet the people are won't to
feel just as certain of one as tho
other. Indeed it may almost be
aaid that a man more easily brooks
a critical investigation of an act of
perception than an act of recollec
Yl'Iiut Common .Sense Ioew.
Common sense i3 symmetry of
mind, of character, and of purpose
in the individual combined. It rep
resents man In completeness, har
mony, aud equipoise. It clothes
him with dignity, invests him with
power, and stamps him with supe
riority. It U not genius for that is
often erratic; nor cunning, in its
sinuous course; nor tact, with its
decline into trickery. Common
sense is the embodiment of truo
manhood. It confers a patent of
royalty, though birth be plebeian,
and exalts men from their lowliest
spheres to the highest stations. Not
by sudden freaks of fortune or a
train of adventitious circumstances
are they thus dignified ; but step by
step, through obstacle and hind
rance, they overcome by force of
character and the proper force of
will power. Common sense is a
tremendous force in this lower
world. Its power is felt and ac
knowledged through all the ramifi
catiourf of governments, society,
business, finance, bcience and com
merce. In fact it is the history as
well as the true philosophy of tho
ages. It is the salt that has saved
humanity from barbarism, and tho
moving power that has propelled
the race onward in its march of pro
gress aud civilization.
A boy who is polite to bis father
and mother is likely to bo polite to
every one else. A boy lacking po
liteness to his parents may have tho
semblance of courtesy in society,
but is never truly polite in spirit,
and is in danger, as he becomes fa
miliar, of betraying his real want of
courtesy. We are all iu danger of
living too much for the outside
world, for the impression which we
make in society, coveting the good.
opinions of those who are in a sense
a part of ourselves, and who will
continue to sustain and be interested,
in us, notwithstanding these defects
of deportment and character. Wo
say to every boy aud to every girl,
cultivate the habits oi courtesy and
propriety at home iu the sitting
room and tbe kitchen, as well as in
the parlor and you will bo sure in
other places to deport yourself in a
becomiug and attractive manner.
When one has a pleasant smile and
a graceful demeanor, it is a satisfac
tion to know these are not put on,
but that they belong to the charac
ter, and are manifest at all times and
under all circumstances. Sunday
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