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VOL. XII.--N0. 86.
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, JANUAKY 4, 1882.
WHOLE NO. 608.
Klioira nrar Foundry, south of A. k N. Depot.
AH kinds of wood and iron work on
Wa-loiis, UugjrU'S, Farm Machinery, &c.
Keens on'hauds the
TIMPKEN SPUING BUGGY,
and oler eastern buggies.
AI.SO, Til K
Furst te Hrndlev Plows.
S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new house, newly furnished. Good
accommodation. Hoard by day or
week at reahonable rates.
jgrtfeiN a Flrwt-Clatw Table.
Meals 2fOcnH. Lodgings 25 Ct9
MKS. M. S. DRAKE
HAS .11T.ST KKCKIVKD A I.AKOK
FALL AN1 WIMTKIt
MILLIISfiY ill FAMCY
J3TA FITLL ASSOUTMKXT OF EV
KKYTIIIXt! KELOXOIXO TO
Twelfth St., two doors east State Bank.
F. GERBER & CO.,
TABLES, Etc., Etc.
OIVE HIM A CALL AT IMS PLACE
OX SOUTH SIDE II til ST.,
Vnc door cast of Ilcintz's drug store.
Meat Market !
One door north of Post-ofiice,
NEBRASKA AVE., - Co1hiIhn.
KKKP ALL KINDS OF
Fresh and Salt Meats,
Etc., in their t-eason.
53TC.-li paid for Hide. Lard
WILL. T. KICKLY.
H. B. MORSE
IS STILL SELLING VM. SCHILZ'S
At Cost! At Cost!
AXD HAS ADDED
A Line of Spring Goods
WHICH HE IS SELLING AT
Can still be found at the old stand,
tohere he continues to do
all kinds of
Custom Work and Repairing.
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK HILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE COL UMB US, NEB.
DOM, MR & CO.,
PROPRIETORS OP THE
Columbus Drug Store,
St::uin t: A. W. S3LA27S.
The Leading Drug House
IX THE WEST.
A full and complete line of
Patent Medicines, &c,
IMS. OF EVERY DESCBIFTIQI.
When you need anything in our line
we will inaKo it to your inter
est to call on u.
t&Mr. A. A. Smith retains his
position as Prescription Clerk,which
is a positive guarantee against mis
takes, and toith our facilities every
thing in the jirescription H'ie &
loal flbrcet the place 3 door
or th o' P. O.
DKALKU IN ALL KINDS OF
I KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND
a well selected stock.
Teas, Coffees, Sugar, Syrups,
Dried and Canned Fruits,
and other Staples a
(iSoodrt Iellvered I'ree lo nay
part ol the City.
I AM ALSO AGENT FOli THE CEL
Farm and Spriug 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.
SseeiHin to Qirurl Sal is! Tout Btlit.
Leander Gerrakd, Prcs'l.
Geo. W. Hulst Vice Pres't.
Julius A Reed.
Edward A. Gerhard.
Ah.ver Turner, Cashier.
Ilaak of DepoMlt DImcobmi
Celtoctleaa Promptly made
Pay IatrMt oa Time Depot
WAG01S! MES! WA60IS!
WHITNEY & BREWSTER
Light Pleasure and Business 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 counties ol
Platte, Butler, Roone, Madison, Merrick,
roik ana lork, tor tne ceieurateu
CORTLAHD WAGON COMP'Y,
of Cortland, New York, and that we are
offering these wagons cheaper than any
other wagon built of same material,
style and linish can be sold for in this
ISTSend for Catalogue and Price-list.
Wines, Ales, Cigar", and Tobacco.
ISTSchilz's Milwaukee Beer constant
ly on hand. 31
Eleventh St., Columbus, Neb.
ANDERSON & ROEN,
tSTDeposits received, and interest paid
on time dejwtits.
X3T Prompt attention given to collec
tions and proceeds remitted on day of
T3TPa8sage tickets to or from European
points by best lines at lowest rates.
T3TVra1ts on principal points in Eu
rope. REFERENCES AND CORRESPONDENTS:
First National Bank, Decorah, Iowa.
Allan & Co., Chicago.
Omaha National Bank, Omaha.
Firm National Bank, Chicago.
Ivountzu Bros., N. Y.
" Dr. A. HEINTZ,
SHIS. HEDICIIES. CHEMICALS
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept on hand b
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
Eleventh street, near Foundry.
COLUMBUS, : NEBRASKA
SPEICE & NORTH,
General Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacific, and Midland Pacitii
R. R. Lands for sale at from $3.00 to$10.0t
per acre for cash, or on live or ten year?
time, iu annual payments to suit pur-cua-ters.
We have also a large and
choice lot of other lands, improved am1
unimproved, for sale at low price and
on reasonable terms. Also business and
residenco lots In the city. We keep n
complete abstractor title to all real es
tate in Platte County.
Hems Qsblmi i B
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
ALSO DEALERS IX
Crocker.v, Glassware, Lamps, Etc..
and Country Produce of
THE IBENT OF FLOUR AL.
WAYS KEPT OK HAND.
j3TGoods delivered free of charge to
any part of the city. Terms cash.
Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets
Manufacturer and dealer in
Wooden and Hetalic Burial Casket
All kinds and sizes of Refeem also
has the sole right to manufac
ture and sell the
Smith's Hammock Reclining Chair.
Cabinet Turning and Scroll work. Pic
tut es, Picture Frames and Mouldings.
Looking-glass Plates. Walnut Lumber,
etc., etc. COLUMBUS, NEB.
EUEK 4k If NOBEL,
MEAT MARKET 1
Oi Elevemtk Street,
Where meats are almost given away
Best steak, per lb., 10 "
Mutton, per lb., from G 10 "
Sausage, per lb., from 8 10' "
B5Special prices to hotels." 562-ly
LAW, RAL ESTATE
MONEY TO LOAN in small lotB on
farm property, time one to three
years. Farms with some improvements
nought and sold. Office for the present
at the Clother House, Columbus, Neb.
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEBAN, Proprietor:
J3TW.holesale ind Retail Dealer in For
eign Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Dub
lin Stout, Scotch and English Ales.
tSTKentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OYSTERS in their season, by the case
can or disb.
lltk Street, S kt af Depet
pORftELlUS A" SU1.I.IVA,
Up-stairs in Gluck Building, 11th street,
Above the New bank.
JUSTICE Of THE PEACE AND
Plattk Center, - - Neb.
TJ J. HUIIMKV,
lith Street, 2 doors west of Hammond House,
Columbus, Neb. 49I-y
HI 71. IK THITKSTO.H,
Ofliceover corner of lltb and North-st.
Allopcrationitir.st-clas and warranted.
1HICAUO 1IAK1IEU SHOP!
HENRY WOODS, Prop'r.
ISTEverything iu iirst-class style.
Also keep the bet-t of eigars. 51t-y
A TTOBNEYS A T LA W,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing. 11th St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
M. MACFARLANI), . R. COW PKRY,
J.Att:re7 si Koury PaWi:. Collect::.
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE
JOHN M. MACPARLAND,
Columbus, : : : Nebraska.
llth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store,
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blankets Currj Combs, Brushes, i-u-.,
at the lowest possible prices. Repairs
promptly attended to.
TIT .1. THOMPSON,
And General Collection Agent,
St. Edwards, Boone Co.. Neb.
Just iceof the Peace and
It Y ICO iMU.I.ETT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Columbus
Nebraska. N.B. lie will give
close attention to all busiuess entrusted
to him. 248.
X OU1S SCHREIBER,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notiee. Buggies, Wagons, etc., made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
JSTShop opposite the "Tattersall,"
Olive Street. "2-"
J. SCIIUCJ, JI.IK,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office Nebraska Avenue, opposite th e
Clother House, three doors north of
Bank, up-tairs. Consultation in Ger
man and English.
IS PREPARED, WITH
To remove houses at reasonable
rates. Give him a call.
-VTOT1CE TO TEACHERS.
J. B. Moncrief, Co. Supt.,
Will be in his office at the Court House
on the first and last Saturdays of each
month for rhc purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certificates. and
for the transaction of any other business
pertaining to schools. f 07-y
Drs. MITCHELL & MAETYN,
UEDICiL & SMIC&L INSTITUTE.
Surgeons O., N. & B. II. R. R.,
Asst. Surgeoyis U. P. IVy,
COLUMBUS, - - NEBRASKA.
PHYSICIANS, CLERGYMEN, AND
THE AFFLICTED EVERYWHERE.
THE GREATEST MEDICAL
TRIUMPH OF THE AGE.
SYMPTOMS OF A
Low of appeUte.ganaea.bowela costive,
PainintneHeadywitha , duHaenaation in
tha back: part, rain under tha hoaldcr
blede. fultneaa after eating, with a diailT
clination to exertion of body or mind,
IroUo"ility of temper. Low ipiriU. .LiOBii
of memory, with feeling of having n eg
lectedeome dnty. wearinesa. Duaineaa,
Fluttering: of the Heart, Dots before the
eyes. Yeuow Ukin, ueeaeone. nestle as-
r . . -. - . d
. i i e. i
noes at night, highly oolorea urine.
U THBE WABHLV6B AS TWHEZDED,
SERIOUS DISEASES WILL SOON BE DEVELOPED.
TU'lTfl FILLS exe especially adapted to
such eaN,one dose effect aaeb a change
ef feeling as to astonish the nfferer.
Thty Iaereaae U AFSllt. nd caus the
body to Take en Flcafcs. thus tbe system U
ltsjMlTt enw, Ktfilar KCMb nrepro
daccd. Price 3 cents. 33 91 array SM- N.Y.
TUTT'S HAIR DYE.
Okat HiniorWmsHBS changed to a Olosst
Black by a ulngle spplIcsUon of this Dye. It
Imparts a natural color, jru Instantaneoiisir.
tolI bj Oroxgut, or moI by cxpren on receipt Wf I.
Office, 39 Murray St., New York.
Br. TITP8 H1SCAL ef YlkU Ufirwilli u4 h
CmKI lUolft. tU bt aulk rU a ssIUttl f
THE SORREL IIOKNE.
In tiie village of Saybrook, within
the confines of tho Pino Tree State,
lived Dcacnu Aaron Adanison. EIc
wbb not only deacon, but he was
al-o pgquire, having been appointed
Justice of the Peace by Governor
Hubbard at a time when men were
not plenty who would accept the
oflice, aud pay tho fee at least they
had not been plenty in Saybrook.
But, be he deacon, or be he esquire,
no glittering title, or high-sounding
refrain could cover up the man
and the man was only a skin-llint, an
we shall sec.
The deacon had been in his day a
noted breeder of horses ; and he
might have become wealth v from
that source alone could he have con
tented himself with the honest re
turns for his ventures ; but nothing
would content him while there ap
peared a shadow of gain beyond the
stated bound. The last penny he
would pocket, aud then fume, and
storm, and haggle, and lie until he
got another penny upon that. Yes
ho had been a horse-dealer iu his
day, and what he did not know about
horses was not worth knowing. Of
late, however, he had kept little
slock, choosing, he declared, 'to shel
ter one or two of the very best hor
ses in the world rather than have hip
stable filled with common, every day
But the truth was, he did not keep
many horses because nobody who
knew him dared to buy of him ; and
a horse known to have liren bought
of Deacon Adamson was very hard
One spring thero moved into the
town a young farmer, named Moes
Mid well, who purchased the old
Cummings place, believing lie could
bring it back to what it had been in
the other ears, when it had rated as
the best farm in Cumbcrlain county.
Midwell had bought the farm, and
paid for it had bought all the tools
of the former owner and had
bought, and paid cash for everything
needed, save a hore. He had heard
his father, in tho yea agone,
speak of Deacon Adamson as the
best judge of horseflesh in the state,
and having learned that the. deacon
was still alivc, and living at the vil
lage, he concluded that he would
apply to him for a horse.
'If you're going to trade with Dea
con Adamson,' said one of his neigh
bors, 'do you jest keep yer eyes open,
lie's a dreadful cheat, aud he's got
bo used to lyin that he don't railly
know when ho does let the truth
However, Midwell knew some
thing of horses, and was not afraid
of being badly cheated.
'But,' said he to himself, 'if he does
cheat mc intentionally, I shall try to
get even with him.'
So Mr. Moses Midwell called upon
the deacon and made known his
'Ah! Midwell! son of my old
friend ! I declare, it does mc good
to SCO you. And you have come to
live with us! Good! Your father
and I were liko brothers.'
And so the old man rattled on uh
they walked toward the stable.
Upon my word, my dear boy, you
have hit mc in just the right moment,
if you want the kind of a horso I
should want, if I were in your place.
Only the color I don't know how
that will suit you. Some lolks don't
like Borrcl aud I can't say it's a
favorite color with me.'
But Midwell did not object to thai.
They reached the stable and the
deacon backed the horse from the
stall. If he pinched the animal's
nose, or twisted his tongue, or stuck
a pin into his shoulder, we cannot
say ; but wc can say that the horse
came out lively, prancing and vigor
ous, with cars erect and nostrils
distended. Aud it was certainly a
handsome horse standing proudly
erect (though a pressure' of the dea
con's thumb and finger under the
jaw may have had something to do
with that,) limbs well proportioned;
smooth in every joint; with a coat
fine and glossy.
'There, sir, there you have him. I
was offered a hundred and a half for
him yesterday and refused it point
blank ; but for old association's sake
as a token of pleasant remem
brance of your good old father I'll
Llet you have him for just that figure.
Mercy ! if you can find fault with
that, there'll be no use iu my think
ing to serve you.
The deacon forgot to state that tne
offer to which ho had alluded had
been made by his own hopeful son.
However, that didn't matter, for the
horse, if perfect in every other res
pect, was worth every dollar. But
was he perfect ?
There you have him, just as he
stands, Mr. Midwell. I can warrant
him sound in wind aud limb, because
I knotc; but I can't warrant him free
from things that no human being
'Mr. Adamson, I must trust to
your word to your honor. Of
course you know that I would not
wish to pay a hundred and fifty dol
lars for a horse that had a serious
. 'And you don't object to the
'No ; I rather like it. Sorrel is a
plain color, aud stands well.'
'Then, my dear Moses,' said the
deacon, standing by the horso's hind
quarter and looking over the sweep
of the haunch, '1 can givo you my
word that the horse hasn't got an
out that I can see not one. He's
kind, aud willing aud strong, and
sound-winded, aud ttnooth-limbcd,
aud tough-tooled, aud I never knew
him to see anything that frightened
or startled him. But, dear boy,
don't you leel delicate about refusing
tho trade. If ou don't want him at
that price it's all right. P'r'aps 1
can help you to a trade somewhere
But Midwell wanted the horse,
and when he left the deacon's prem
ises he had paid over to that good
old man a hundred aud fitly dollars,
aud he look the horse with him.
On his way home Moses was puz
.led by several peculiar movements
of tho sorrel horse; and, ai lived at
his own quarters, the animal, in en
tering the slable, following his new
owner at the end ol a goodly lenulh
of halter-sirap, tan his head bump
against the door-po.-t.
A strange thought came to the
farmer's mind a fanc that made
him dizzy, and that mused hi heart
to bound. He led the horse lo the
middle of the barn lloor aud there
Hashed a white handkerchief sud
denly before his eyes flashed il
once twice thrice but not a mus
cle of the horse's eye quivered not
a nerve was startled. The sorrel
horse was as blind as a stone!
And then Moses called to mind
how adroitly the deacon had evaded
aud played around that one point.
It had been a heartless swindle He
went away bj himself aud sat down
'Well, well,' he said to himself, iu
the end, 'we'll see how this thing
will come out. If we both live long
enough, 1 may get square with him.'
On the following day Moses met
Deacon Anderson at the village. The
old man bowed and offered his hand,
as though nothing unusual had hap
pened. He would not have spoken
of (lie horse had not the other intro
duced the subject.
'Of course,' said Moses 'you knew
that the horse's eyes wore not right?'
'Yes. Moses I did. I never seek
to deceive. We did not speak of his
eyes. Ha, ha you'il have to see for
'So I have discovered ; and, Mr.
Adamson, as 1 do not like a blind
horse, I will let you have him back
for the amount I paid for him.'
'Are you in earnest, Moses?
Tho deacon placed the end of his
fore-finger beneath his eye, and pull
ed down the rower lid.
'There's nothing green there, dear
'Thon I guess we'll call a trade a
trade. You've got a good, strong.
kind, serviceable horse, and a color
that pleases you. But, really, Mo
ses the lesson will do you good.
Next time you'll look a little sharper
with your own eyes.'
'The next lime,' said Moses as he
turned away, T shall Beck to trade
with an honest man.'
'Oh I don't be angry, Moses. Don't
lay it up.'
From that time Moses Midwell
met the deacon frequently, and al
ways with a respectful salutation.
He did not profess friendly feeling,
nor did he diaplay any feeling of
The season passed, and Moses
flourished on his farm. He had pur
chased a new and improved thresh
ing machine, and he alco owned a
horse-power for rawing wood, and
for those uses the sorrel horse work
ed in well aud profitably.
Deacon Adamson had prepared for
laying down a two-acre lot to grain
and grass. During the season last
passed he had raised upon that lot
the largest crop of corn ever raised
from the same territory in the
county. He had applied dreasi'ig
without Mint, and having taken oil"
the com, he meant now lo show the
heavicsf burden of grass upon Ihoae
two acres ever cut from the same
extent of surface. In laying it down
he wanted a goodly quantify of red
clover seed, and he had been inform
ed that Moses Midwell had threshed
out several bushels of the very best
clover seed to be found anywhere.
When he next met Moses he asked
him if he had the seed to sell.
'Yes I shall sell most of it. In
fact, most of it is already engaged.'
'But you. ''an spare me enough for
my two-acre lot ?'
'Y'cs 1 shall have plenty left for
'What shall you charge me for it ?'
'Whatever it is going for at the
stores. There'll be no trouble on
'And you'll warrant it to be pure
No sir; I'll warrant nothing of
the kind. But I'll tell you this, sir:
1 have just three bushels of seed in
my granary, and I can give you my
word that every seed was threshed
from as tine and pure clover ns ever
grew. There's nothing else of seed
in my chests, savo my wheat aud
barley aud oats.'
'All right. I shall look to you for
And you shall have it.'
Moses Midwell went home, and
that night alter everybody else was
abed and asleep, he went out to his
barn where his threshing machine
stood upon the great floor, aud hav
iug led out tho sorrel horse, and
harnessed him in place, he brought
forth from a far corner ofono of the
scaffolds a lot of material which had
been carefully gathered upon his old
shccp-pasture, aud fed it to the maw
of the thrcshiug machine; and he
then weul to the work of winnow
ing a seed that, wc firmly believe,
had never been before and has never
been since threshed aud winuoucd
Two days after that Deacon Adam
son came up for hn clover seed.
'This is all clear? said the pur
chaser, as he handed over the money
and took the bag of seed.
'I threshed and winnowed it my
self,' auswered Moses, and I can
warrant it to be the seed of the
Crimson Oralis, pure a:ul unadul
terated.' The deacon's eyes sparkled. He
was not a learned man himself, hut
it did him good to hear learned quo
tations aud classical expressions.
And Deacon Adamson wont home
aud laid down his two-acre lot to
oafs, herds-grass and Crimson Oxalis
aud then awaited the coming ol
Tho oats grew and flourished, and
an enormous crop blessed tho hus
bandman. And above the stubble of
the oats appeared the green blades
of the grass crop that which was
to give forth its mighty growth in
'Ah !' said the expectant man,
'wait till you see my crop of clover.
If I aint gieatly disappointed I'll
show you a lectio the biggest crop of
red clover, you ever did see.'
Aud this he told to all who looked
upon his field told il so often and
told it to so many, that never did a
comiug circus create more anxiety
of anticipation in the bosoms of the
village boys than did the coming ot
that red clover create iu the bosoms
of the good people-of Saybrook.
At length the warm spring days
came, aud the two-acre field put on
its coat of green. The days of June
came on apace, and the green blade
grew rank and luxuriant; but not
like clover! not like any clover
which the people of Saybrook had
ever seen before.
Mercy ! how rauk and how green !
and how thickly the strange
growth covered the ground! Bui,
it could not be clover. The deacon
leaned upon the fence, and looked
over into the field. The leaves of
the luxuriant herbage were begin
ning to put on a strangely familiar
look. His heart fluttered.
'Samuel,' he said to his son, 'what
was it that Moses Midwell called
that seed that he let mc have?'
He called it Crimson Oralis.'
An hour later the deacon met Prol.
'Prof, what is Crimson Oxalis?'
'Where does it grow and how?'
In a field thick.'
'Iu such a case it must be the com
mon Red Sorrel.'
And lhat's it's honest name
'Oralis is sorrel, certainly; and of
course you know what crimson is.'
Two days later the deacon met
Moses Midwell aud called him aside.
'Now, Moses look here; we aint
going to have any words unless I
can prove that you've lied to me,
which I think I can do. Didn't you
swear to me that you hadn't a bit of
other seed in your granary but pure
clover, besides your common grain ?'
'1 didn't swear, deacon ; but I told
'Then where did you get that seed
that you let me have?'
I went home and on that very
night, aflcr all save myself were
abed at.d arlucp I weul lo my barn
and brought forth from a far scaffold
a crop I had cut fiom (he old sheep
pasture, and then I hitched up the
old sorrel horse, aud ihrcshed it out
and winnowed it ! 1 told you hon
estly what the seed was when I let
you have it. If you have been de
ceived, it should be a lesson to you ;
and I can say lo ou as you once
said to me let
Hold on! Never mind tho letaon
now. Moses Midwell, I'm afraid
you've caught up with me. You
offered ouce to let me have the sor
rel horse back for the same price
that you paid. I'll give you that
price in full, with interest, if you'll
put that two-acre field of Red Son-el
where no human boing can ever see
'Keally, Deacon, there's no need of
that. I made use of the sorrel horse,
aud you may make ue of that other
sorrel. Plough it in for dressing
beforo it goes to seed.'
The deacon caught at (ho idea, and
hurried away ; and before another
twenty-tour hours had passed tho
two acres of 6orrul had all been
ploughed in out of sight. The eye
sore was removed, but tho cuttiug
fact remained. The otory had leaked
out the story of the horse-trade,
and of the return trade iu Crimson
Oxalis; and to tho latest day of hid
life Deacon Adamson was frco to
declaro that his salo of the bliud
horse to Moses Midwell had proved
the sorosi piece of busiuess for him
self that he ever did.
John B. Gough, in the course of
his lecturing lite, has found himself
iu some tight places; but his wit
never failed to bring him out safely :
Au amusing story is told ot him
when he went to Oxford, England,
to address the students on temper
ance. The students sent word to
Mr. Gough that they "would not
have temperance," and advised him
no! to persist in lecturing, but ho
weut to the hall. For twenty min
utes, he spoke iu pantomino amid
the deafening cat-calls of the boys.
Finally, he stepped forward, de
manded British fair play, and offer
ed to whip every one of the five hun
dred students singly. This offer
was loudly cheered, and promptly
accepted, and a big six-foot athlete
was sent up on the stage. Gough,
who is a little limn, backed oil as
the big fellow approached him, aud
''.My friends, jou evidently niis
uuderslood me. This is to be an in
tellectual contest, not a prize-fight."
The students cheered again at this
evidence of American shrewdness,
and ordered the debate to proceed
The college lad, was, therefore, ob
liged to discuss with the temperauce
champion. He was at a disadvan
tage, but he quoted Scripture, aud
reminded the plucky lecturer that it
was one of the Apoatles who wrote
to Timothy a young man, too, like
themselves to take a lit t lo wiuo for
the stomach's sake, and for his other
infirmities. The lads shouted voci
ferously at this.
Gough slowly examined the six
footer from top to toe, and then saidi
"My friends look at this athlete, this
fellow with muscles like steel, who
cau wield the club of Hercules, who
can bend au English yeoman's bow,
who could knock down an ox with
tho blow of a hammer. He is the
persoufication of health and strength
but he thinks he needs a little wino
for his stomach's sake!"
Gough's inimitable maimer of say
ing this had a trcmeuduiis effect.
The students fairly yelled with de
light, aud their defeated champion
Another was sent up. He was
t'tc intellectual giant of his class, in
contradistinction to the six-footer.
He, with much self-confidence, snado
a finished argument for liquor-drink-iug,
based on Christ's changing the
water into wine at the wedding
feist. His comrades cheered him to
the echo, and thought his argument
unanswerable, aud Gough was chaff
ed for his defeat.
"Young men," said ho solemnly,
"I admit that your champion has
forestalled me. He has said to me
just what I came here to charge you
to do Drink all the wine you can
find that is made entirely out of
Don't forget to say "Good morn
ing!" Say it to your parents, your
brothers aud sisters, your school
mates.vyour teachers and say it
cheerfully and with a smile. It will
do you good aud your friends good.
There is a kind of inspiration iu
every "Good morning" heartily spok
en that helps to make hope fresher
and work lighter. It seems really
to make the morning good and be a
prophecy of a good day to come af
ter it. Aud if this be true of the
"good morning," it is also of kind
hearisome greetings; they cheer the
discouraged, resl the tired ones and
somehow make the wheels of life
run smoothly. Be liberal with them,
then ; let no morning pass, however
dark and gloomy it may be, that you
do not help at least to brighten by
your smiles and cheerful words.
It is claimed that a man nevor,
loses anything by politeness, but this
has pioved to be a mistake. As au
old Philadelphiau lifted his hat to, a
youug lady the wind carried away
J his wig.
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