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COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1882.
WHOLE NO.. 609.
Sliops nesr Foundry, south of A. k N. npjiot.
11 kinds of wood and iron work an
AVajjon, ISiiKsrltrr-. Farm Machinery, &o.
Ket'jii on hands the
TIMPKEN SPRING BUGGY,
and olhcr eastern buggies.
ALSO, Til K
TFuvst te Bradlev Plovr.
S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new hoiir-e. newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Hoard by day or
week at roa-onable rates.
JggrSetM n. Flrt-Clu.s Talilo.
.Veal,... .2.-1 Cent. I Lodgings.... 2"i Cts
1UI?. M- S. URAIvE
has .ii'sT ir::oi:iVHi) a lakge
I'ALL ASH WISTI3K
JSTA Fl'i.h ASSdUl'MKN'TdP EV
EUYTlIIXi! r.EI.OXGING TO
EKY STOKICJESJ ,
Twelfth St., two drtors cast State Hank:
F. GEREER & CO.,
TABLES, Etc., Etc.
HIVK HIM A CALL AT HIS I'LACK
OX SOUTH SIDE I Kit ST.,
One door cast of Ilcintz's drug store.
Meat Market !
One door north of Post-otlicc,
NEBRASKA AVE., - Coluiiilu.
KKKI ALL. KINDS OF
Fresh and Salt Meats,
Etc., in thvir season.
JQTCiihH paid for Hide, Lard
H. B. MORSE
IS STILL SELLING VM. SCIllLZ'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,
where he continues to do
all kinds of
Custom Work and Repairing.
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE COLUMBUS, NEB.
DOM, WEAVER k CO.,
PROPRIETORS OF THE
Columbus Drug Store,
Sz::u::i t: A. V. DOLAOT.
The Leading Drug House
IN THE WEST.
A full and complete line of
Patent Medicines, &c,
LAMPS. OF EVERY DESCBIPTIQI.
"When you need anything in our line
we will niuKe it to your inter
est to vail on u.
B3T'3f7 A. A. Smith retains his
position as Prescription Clerk,which
is a positive guarantee against vtis
hikes, and with our facilities every
thing in the prescription line is
Dob'1 forsret the place, 3 door,
aortli of I. O. f57-y
DKAI.KR IX ALL KINDS OK
I KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND
a well beleeteil stock.
Teas, Coffees, Sugar, Syrups,
Dried and Canned Fruits,
and other Staples a
(Soodo Delivered Free to any
part of the City.
1 AM ALSO AGENT FOU THE CEL
E It KATE I)
Farm and Spring Wagons,
of which I keep a constant supply on
hand, hut few their ciual. In style
and (iiality, second to none.
CALL AND LEARN PRICES.
Cor. Thirteenth and K Streets, near
A. fc N. Depot.
Ss:ceu:n to Qonirl A Sotl is! Tsrsir 4 Balit.
CASH CAPITAL, - $50,000
Leandeu Gerhard, Prcs'l.
Geo. W. IIulst Vice PresH.
Julius A Reed.
Edward A. Gerhard.
AitxER Turner, Cashier.
Bank of Deposit, IMsconat
Collections Promptly TIade on
Pay la teres t oi Time Depos
it s- 274
wabois! mmw vasqisi
"WHITNEY & BREWSTER
Light Pleasure and Bnsiness Wa,
ons of all Descriptions.
"Wc are pleased to invite the attention
of the puhlic to the fact that we have
just received a car load of "Wagons and
Buggies of all descriptions, and that we
arethe sole agents for the counties of
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 and finish can be sold for in this
JSTSend for Catalogue and Price-list.
Wines, Ales, Cigars and Tobacco.
BfSchilz's Milwaukee Beer constant
ly on hand.jpg
Eleventh St., Columbus, Neb.
ANDERSON & ROEN,
IgTDeposits received, and interest paid
on time deposits.
TSTPrompt attention given to collec
tions and proceeds remitted on day of
2ST Passage tickets to or from European
points by best lines at lowest rates.
H3T Drafts on principal points in Eu
rope. REFERENCES AND CORRESPONDENTS:
First National -Bank, Decorah, Iowa.
Allan & Co., Chicago.
Omaha National Bank, Omaha.
First National Bank, Chicago.
Kountzc Bros., N. Y.
Dr. A. HEINTZ;
llff.. MEDICilES. ciiiicm
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 of
Union Pacific, and Midland Pacific
R. R. Lauds for sale atfroni?3.00to$10.0
per acre for cash, or ou five or ten year
time, in annual payments to suit pur
chasers. "Wc have- also a large and
choice lot of other lands, improved and
unimproved, Tor sale at low price aild
on reasonable terms. Also business and
rt'hideneu lots in the city. We keep a
complete abstractor title to all real es
tate in Platte County.
Hems Qehlbicb i B
"WHOLESALE & RETAIL
ALSO DEALERS IN
Crockery, Olassware, Lamps, Etc.,
and Country Prodnce of
THE .BEST OF PI.OIIR AI
UMVit KEPT OX II AND. .
jgTGoods delivered free of charge to
any part of the city. Terms cash.
Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets.
Manufacturer and dealer in
Wooden nnd Metalic Burial Caskets
All kinds and sizes of Kobes also
has the sole right to manufac
ture and sell the
Smith's Hammock Redlining Chair.
Cabinet Turning and Scroll work, Pie
tures, Picture Frames and Mouldings,
Looking-glass Plates, Walnut Lumber,
etc., etc. COLUMBUS, NEB.
EBER & feUOBEL,
HEAT HAHIET !
Oa Eleveatk Street,
Where meats are almost given away
Beef per lb., from 3 10 cts.
Best steak, per lb., 10 "
Mutton, per lb., from 6 10 "
Sausage, perlb., from 8 10 "
jp3Special prices to hotels. 5C2-ly
LAW, REAL ESTATE
W. S. GEEE.
H .CONEY TO LOAN In small lota on
jjJL farm property, time one to three
years. Farms with some improvements
bought and sold. Office for the present
at tue cietncr iiouse, Columbus, Neb.
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor.
SSTWholesale ind Retail Dealcrin For
eign Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub
lin Stout, Scotch and Erglish Ales.
3TKentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OYSTERS in their season, by the case
can or dish.
lit Street, -So htefDemet
ATTORN EYS-AT-L A W,
Up-stairs in Gluck Building, 11th street,
Above the New bank.
tow J. mAUGiiAi,
JUSTICE Of THE PEACE AND
12th Street, 2 doors west of Hammond Hoase,
Columbus, Neb. 491-y
K. 91. B. THURSTON
Office over corner of 11th and North-st.
AJloperatious first-clas and warranted.
CHICAGO BARBEK SHOP!
HENRY WOODS, Pkop'r.
JSTEverything in first-class style.
Also keep the best of cigars. 51G-y
A TTOllNEYS A T LA W,
Office up-stairs" in McAllister's build
ing. 11th St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
M. MACFAKLANP, II. R. COWDKRY,
J-Atterr7 4 KoUry PstHe. CcUertor.
LAWr AND COLLECTION OFFICE
JOHN M. MACFARLAND,
Columbus,' : : : Nebraska:
llth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store,
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blanket, Curry Combs, Brushes, etc.,
at the lowcsit possible prices. Repairs
promptly attended to.
And General Collection Agent,
St. Edwards, Boone Co., Neb.
Justiceof the Peace and
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Columbus
Nebraska. N. B. He will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to him. -""8
X OU1S SCHREIBER,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Buggies, Wagons, etc., made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
l5TShop opposite the "Tattersall,"
Olive Street. !,2
Tj J. SCHUG, M . B.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
0ffceNebra8ka Avenue, opposite the
Clother House, three doors north or
Bank, up-stairs. Consultation In Ger
man and English.
JAMES PEARS ALL
IS PREPARED, WITH
To remove houses at reasonable
rates. Give him a call.
ltkTO'riCE 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 the transaction of any other business
pertaining to schools. CCT-y
Drs. MITCHELL & KABTTH,
UEDlCil i m&m INSTITUTE.
Surgeons O., N. & B. H. R. R.,
Asst. Surgeons U. P. R'y,
PHYSICIANS, CLERGYMEN, AND
THE AFFLICTED EVERYWHERE.
THE GREATEST MEDICAL
TRIUMPH OF THE AGE.
SYMPTOMS OF A
theHead,with dull sensation in
Pain in theHead,with a dull sensation in
the back part. Pain under the shoulder-
Pain under the ahonlder
i after eating, with a disin-
blade, fullness i
clinatjqn to exertion of body or mind.
Irritability of temper. Low spirits. Loss
of memory, with a feeling or baring neg-
1 . A mi i ....r ... ! I .Ji
Fluttering of the Heart, Dots before the
eyes, bellow 8 kin. Headache. Bestless-
neas at night, highly colored Urine.
T TUKKtt WAUTOGB ASS UXHZEDED,
SERIOUS DISEASES WILL SOON BE DEVELOPED.
TUTTS FILLS are especially adapted to
snchcaestonedose effects nuchachange
of feeling as to astonish the sufferer.
They Increase tb Appetite, and cause the
body to Take ea flesh, thus the system la
!. and by thtflrToileAetlOMon the
Dlgeatt rw Oiaaaa, Kea'nlar toU are pro
dacad. Price g centx Murray HU. Jt.Y.
TUn'S HAIR DYE,
Okat Hint or WmBKKitn changed to a Oumr
Black by a single application of this Dye. It
Imparts a natural color, acts Instantaneously.
Scld Lj OrnggisU, or tent by exprec on receipt of (1.
Office, 35 Murray St., New York.
Sr. ILIIH BAIC1L mt TtluM UlWastUa aaa
CmcU UtfU H to auIkS Wl a sysKwll.f
For the Journal.
TO JUDGE A. C. TURNER THESE LINES ARE
There is rest in the vales of Somewhere,
And Peace like an angel waits,
Lcaiiing the world's sad mourners
To a place within her gates.
Out on the blue hills of Somewhere,
And this world like a picture lies,
Is a land that to us is in shadow,
Where fields in their beauty rise.
Afloat on the oceans of Somewhere
Is a bark with a silv'ry sail.
Gathering the loved and the lost ones
From the hand of the Reaper, pale.
(to the golden rivers of Somewhere
With their balm of immortal breath
Are mists that enfold us so tender
There'll be no more fears of death.
Upon the green islands of Somewhere
No dull human steps can tn-ad:
But radiance streams o'er the waters
Through the silent halls of the dead.
On the vine-clad mountains of Some
where, And the world goes by like a dream,
There Age returns to its Su-iug-time
Crossing the mystical stream".
Far away on the white shores of Some
With rose-leaf shells on the sand
Our mansion is blooming in splendor
With the joys of the Summer Lar.d.
All aglow in the gardens of Somcwhcro
There are flowers with faces divine
And chorals that thrill-with their an
thems Each heart, sad as yours aud mine.
Shall language be spoken iu Somewhere
Or thought be electric as light,
And souls be transparent as noonday
While lobed in their vestments of
Shall we visit the dim lands of Some
where And traverse the infinite stars
When earth-Iifo shall lay down its bur
den Aud soul-life Us beauty unbars?
Mary li. Finch.
Clearwater, Antelope Co., Nebr.
AN INTERESTING LETTER.
A Citizen of lMutfe County See
Marked ProjtrfXN in tlic
DtM-.UQUE, Ia., Dec. "21, '81.
En. Jouisnal: I have not forgot
ten the promise to write occasional
letters to the Jouknal, though it is
very difficult to find time and oppor
tunity to do eo when going all the
while. Alter a month's absence we
havo reached this point in good
health and spirits, and I can assure
you have been as much gratified as
surprised at the pleasant weather
with which we have been favored.
The contrast between this fall and
last is about as marked as our west
ern weather often presents, but I can
assure you the builders of the hun
dreds of brick and other buildings I
have seen in progress oi ronstructiou
fully appreciate it, as well as the
farmers who wanted to secure their
com aud get all snugly fixed for
The poor of our towns and cities
constitute the great bulk of those
who feel the blessing of a mild win
tor, for the purchase of coal aud
wood to keep them warm is a (ear
ful burden to them.
At Omaha, I was completely be
wildered at the rapidity with which
dwellings had been erected, and par
ticularly iu one locality, .it was diffi
cult to find my way around. The
past year has done more to give
Omaha a city appearance than any
other year in her history, but your
readers are too well posted in what
is going on there to render interest
ing any description that I might
give. I will say this, however, that
if any of your readers want to build
a pretty cottage or neat stylish frame
of larger size, let them look up the
plans after which the Omaha archi
tects are building; in the several
towns and cities I have fcen, thus
far on ray journey, there are not to
be found any such beautiful groups
of houses and cottages of all sizes as
adqrn the high grounds from the
high school to Hanscom Park, as
well as other parts of that booming
At Kan pas City, Mo., I spent sev
eral days looking over the grounds
on which that wonderful example of
western growth has spread itself in
a few years. The bite of the town is
not at all pleasing to me, because so
fearfully hilly, but time and money
will cut and fill until they will no
doubt have a very different appear
ance. It is however in the rush and
bnsiness of the place that you see the
city of future greatness. I did not
see a finished street iu town pull
ing down and building up every
where, a large number of brick yards
had been running to full capacity all
last season, and yet when I was
there all the brick were sold, and
builders Baid they needed a million
more for their winter's work. Real'
estate has advanced rapidly in price,
rents are high, and everything full.
With rairroads rnuning almost
everywhere, a rich country around,
and live business men within, with
abundance of stone and coal near at
hand, and above all the clear, spark-,
ling water of the Missouri (after
being settled), ro drink, what is to
hinder the growth of a large city at
that point? Now as to water. For
many years it has been acknowledg
ed that the Missouri river is almost
without a rival east of the Rocky
Mountains, for furnishing pure aud
wholesome water, and it is now a
fact that Omaha and Kansas City
have better and clearer water than
any town on the Mississippi, aud it
is because of the necessity that ex
ists for properly settling it, for
which purpose ample extra reser
voirs. are provided.
Quincy, Illinois, moves quietly but
steadily forward ; it has always been
called a slow town, but their im
provements arc of a substantial
character, and her business men are
accumulating qonsiderablc wealth.
The most marked feature of their
improvement in the past years is the
erection of a magnificent stone Court
House, much superior to many state
houses, and yet it cost only $21S,000,
and the rcasou for this, as given me
by citizens, both Republicans and
Democrats, is certainly phenomenal
in the history of such buildings, viz,
not a dollar was stolen or misappro
priated. The high school building
at Omaha, while it is said to be the
best iu the United States, cost about
$30,000 more than this building, and
does not appear to be worth hnlt so
much. I wish Nebraska citizens
could say of all their public buildings
what is said of this Quincy Court
House "not a dollar has been stolen
From Quincy I visited some of the
smaller interior towns of Illinois,
and found that improvements were
being made everywhere, but I was
the most surprised to learn that be
tween the Illinois and Mississippi
rivers, as well as in most of Missouri,
the farmers had been favored with
good crops. The injurious cflccts of
the drouth were not so general as
had boon reported in the papers, aud
they were not only being able to
carry their ou n stock through the
winter, but cattle were being sent
from southern Illinois to the more
favored northern portion. The mild
weather so far and the probable
future is cheering to the owners of
live stock ill all the Union, and of
course particularly so in the dried
Arriving at Davenport, Iowa, last
week, I found the business men up
to their eyes in the labor of pushing
forward their arrangements to bring
the buildiug of the Hennepin Canal
before Congress. This is not a new
scheme, but is receiving new life
from the vastly increased needs of
the north west. The whole matter in
a nut shell is this. The building of
a canal from Hennepin on the Illi
nois river to the Mississippi at Rock
Island, a distance of G5 miles, will
give water transportation from New
York to the whole river, from St.
Louis to St. Paul, and consequently
place Nebraska about 175 miles
nearer the water line than she now
is. Under authority of the War
Department, an estimate was made
in 1870, and the cost placed at $3,
900,000, which is a paltry sum when
compared with the benefits that the
northwest will derive from it an well
as the Government, iu tho water
access' to their great Rock Island
Armory and Arsenal. Government
aid to railroads lms been given in
amouuts vastly beyond that sum,
and as the charges they make are
modified only by water competition,
it will be a small outlay to secure
the results desired. The 6cven north
western states, whose commerce it
will cheapen, produced in 187!),
1,300,000,000 bushels of grain, and
the saving of two nent3 per bushel
on half of this would be -138,000,000,
or ten times its cost. Then to this
add the saving in the merchandise
coming from the east, and it chows
the canal should be built as soon as
possible. Some years ago a bill
came within one vote of passing
Congress, and with the increased
power of the northwest it will cer
tainly soon pass. I tend you, with
this, a map to show the proposed
canal and the connection it givs.
Davenport, Rock Island and Moline
are all closo together and contain a
heavy manufacturing iuterest that is
steadily increasing, and they have
about 50,000 inhabitants.
Dubuque has made marked pro
gress since I was hero three years
ago, and has better streets for driv
ing on than any place I have seen
As to progress, Mr. Editor, it is
evident that the whole northwest
cities, towns and hamlets, merchants
manufacturers and farmers arc stead
ily advancing iu material wealth and
Wishing yourself and your read
ers a Merry Christmas and a Happy
I am yours, fruly,
W. N. McCandlisit.
"Old woman, how do you sell
beet? ?" asked a distinguished sub
scriber of a religious newspaper of
an old vegetable woman iu Fulton
market. Looking at him from head
to foot, she replied : "Ven I liaf
some like you va, I sells them two
lor a cent a biece.''
One of the questions which occur
to the reflecting mind i9, what con
solations are to be administered to
those who are wounded and bleed
ing iu the battle of life? The ques
tion is a difficult ono, but it will
admit of an answer not altogether
unsatisfactory. Just as iu a real
battle, there are thousands who go
down to death amid blood and
ngony, so in lite there aro numbers
who fall by the wayside, meeting
with few enjoyments and compen
sations and bearing with them mem
ories that are full of paiu. It is a
very easy task to apply consolation
to the intelligent aud the healthy.
So long as a man retains a sound
mind, in a sound body, so long may
he expect to find some consolation
among the miseries that may befall
him. The loss of friends, the loss of
wealth, the loss even of a certain
portion of social esteem, admit of
certain compensations. The losing
of a loved friend or relative often
serves to introduce a spiritual ele
ment into one's life. It chastens
and refines the soul, and out of the
sadness thus created, one's nature
grows, expand9,becomcs better. The
loss of money frequently teaches a
man what he never fully appreciated
before, tho bollowness and heart-
lessucss of the world, and the unsat- I
isfactoriness of riches merclv as u
means of happiness. Rut when a
mail's health and strength are swept
away from him when a blow hai
been struck by himself at his moral
nature, and he finds, in the recoil,
how far he has fallen below his own
esteem, theu consolation becomes a
more difficult thing.
George Elliot, in more than one or
her novels, dwells upon the manner
in which a great sin or a great crime
may bo made to become the instru
ment of bettering the nature of the
ono who has committed it. Tlu
sharp stings of conscience become
goads to good. Tho self-hate which
the man feels, spurs him on to reach
that sphcro, where ho shall begin to
have a right to respect himself and
taste something like happiness.
The sick and helpless aro not en
tirely without their consolations,
and the position they occupy is in
some respects, or at least might be
come, one of the noblest. Humanity
is advancing is constantly, though
slowly, growing better. It does so
through vast experience of pain. Ii
is forced to battle with ignorance,
want, crime, pestilence, contagion,
famine, and miscellaneous diseases.
Iu this Titanic struggle, many go
under, but their lives are not worth
less, not lost. They have fought and
have borne the brunt. They have
evoked sympathy, and love, aud
kindness, in those better off than
themselves, and they have set the
example of patient endurance, an
example which never can be wholly
lost. Their consolation must be to
know that they have done their part
well ; that they have contributed to
the advancement of humanity, and
that their influence shall live long
after they shall have been gathered
into the eternities. The Jfolhei-'s
Magazine and Home Circle.
The Trie laborer.
It may be asked, who is the true
laborer? And to answer this ques
tion requires much thought. Not a
few men call themselves true la
borers when, in reality, they ate
nothing but shirks, plodding along
the path of life. A man may work
enough to earn a living, or perhaps
he may amass a fortune, but work
ing for Buch ends cannot be called
true labor. It is true that some do
exert their muscles and brains, but
do it generally because they must,
while at the same time, they desiie
nothing so much as to escape from
the field of labor and fold their arms
and bless themselves in their idle
ness. These same people do not
care how much others suffer; all
they wish is that their own wants
be satisfied. They cultivate selfish
ness, which is the direct and indirect
case of many crimes.
To be a true laborer, one should
have a higher aim in work than
merely the satisfaction of his owu
wants. He should do all in his
power to help others through the
troubles of this life, and should
never cause others to suffer in order
that he may succeed in the satisfac
tion of his desires. The true labor
er is not envious of flaunting robes
of imbecility aud idleness. He is
not ashamed of the dusty labor-field
aud of the dingy work-shop. He is
not ashamed of honest labor, which
is always beneficial to man even in
the highest ranks of life. Where
can one find a more healthful aud
honest occupation than in the corn
and grain-field ; yet, how many are
there that shun such labor as the
deer shuns the viper. They say it
is degrading because ono cannot
wear good clothes and cannot as
sociate iu the highest circles of
society. In fact, they aro ashamed,
of their hnrd hands, scarred with
services more honorable than those
of war, ashamed of their soiled and
weather-stained garments, upon
which mother Nature has em
broidered, mid sun and rain, mid
fire and stream, her own heraldic
houors. Ho who ia ashamed of all
these tokens and titles is not an hon
est man, for he despises honesty,
which is ono of the virtues of true
labor. The true laborer is honest
and manly with his fellow-beings ;
he opeiH his parse to the needy, he
pities those who need pity, he is kind
and charitablo to all, ho seeks not
after vanity, he labors not for him
self alone, but for the benefit of
maukiud; nor does he labor be
cause he must, but because he wish
os to enjoy an euergetic and health
Wards for the Yoaasr.
Young friends, education is to you
what polish aud refinement is to the
rudo diamond. In its rude Btato,
the diamond resembles a stono, or
piece of charcoal ; but when cut
and manufactured, it comes out a
bright and beautiful diamond, and
is sold at a great prico. So it is with
you. Education calls forth tho hid
den treasure1 and lateut brilliancies
of yur iniuia whi?h PJeualy lie
dormant and inactive, or, in other
words, asleep. It cultivates and de
velops your understandings, aud fits
and prepares you for the duties and
responsibilities of coining years,
which, we trust will be years of use
fulnessuseful to yourselves, to your
associates, and society, at large. If
so you must never misspend your
time or opportunities. Endeavour
to learu something new aud useful
every day. Add to your store of
knowledge day by day, and you will
iu a few yoars, havo a great bank of
your own, on which you may draw
in every emergency.
Remember that every little stop is
to that great elevation called science ;
aud tho more you study, the more
you learn, and tho wiser you grow,
tho greater will bo your desire for
Let me say to you, as one who is
deeply interested iu your common
welfaro, one who earnestly desires
to see you become, honored, useful,
and happy improve your minds by
acquiring a good Btore of useful
knowledge. Bear iu niiud, my
young friends, that you aro fast sur
mounting the busy stage of life;
that the time is approaching when
circumstances will call you forth in
to a busy and bustling world. You
will then have to contend with tho
dangers and perilw that such a world
affords; you will have many obsta
cles and many pernicious influences
to strive against ; and unless your
minds arc well stoicd with useful
knowledge, you will be unablo to
overcome those difficulties success
fully. Referring to the announcement by
tho Stale Journal that Gov. Nance
would not call an extra session of
the Legislature to apportion the
state for election of representative
to congress, the Alma Herald says:
'If the above statement expresses
Governor Nance's views and ho ad
heres to them, wo think there will
be some tolerably strong kicking in
the western part of the state. The
eastern part of the state has too long
monopolized the office-holding priv
ilege, and the election of three con
gressmen 'at large,' is a scherao too
transparent. If Gov. Nauce ever
wishes any political preferment ia
the future he should at once re
nounce this scheme, and permit the
state to be districted so that all. parts
may be represented."
And the Nebraska Nugget thus
endorses the statement:
"Right, Mr. Herald, the western
portion of the state has taken a back
seat long enough and should- our
congressional delegation be elected
'at large' the west will be left repin
ing as they have been heretofore."
Gov. Nance will find that tho
western partof tho state will demand
an extra session. We have seen no
reason given, for what the Journal
states is a very positive declaration
of the Governor. If that be the case
it would be well for him to give tho
people hia reasons for such conclu
sions, for if he does not, reasons will
be given such as are hiuted at by the
Herald, which may not redound to
the popularity of the Governor and
hia advisors. Kearney Era.
Father Smyth, of O'Connor, came
in on Wednesday evening's train
from Omaha. He informs as that as
soon as tho spring opens, work will
be commenced on the uew church at
O'Connor, and in all probability,
that a convent will be located there
next summer. If the county seat
should also be moved to that place
next month, we expect O'Connor
will bo the Metropolis of - Greely
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