The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, January 11, 1882, Image 1
THE JOURNAL. BATES OP AliVEKTISirVG. Space. Ire 2w lmo 3m Cm lyr Icol'nui H-2.PQ jJO $2T 1 $33 Ui ifjluO H ' I S-'y'O 1 11 1 15 SO I & 00 K ' I 'i-00 0 1 12 j 15 20 1 38 hu-lios .VJ5 ( 7.S0 j It 14 lfi 27 3 ' 4..r0jG.75 10 1 12 IB 20 1 1.50 1 2.25 1 5 j 8 j 10 Milumliui il J I- SVKItY WEDNESDAY, M. K. TURNER & CO., Proprietors aad Publishers. Business and professional cards tea lines or less space, per annum, ten dol lars. Leiral advertisements at statute rates. ''EditoriaJ local notices" fifteen cents a line each insertion. "Local notices " live cents a line each Inser tion. Advert'smcuts classified as "Spe cial notices'' live cents a line lirst Inser tion, three cents a lino each subsequent insertion. -:o:- ESETOflicc, on 11th direct., upstairs in Jouknal. buildiii. Tkums I'er year, $2. Six montiih.?l. I'liree inontlis,r.oc. Single copies, 5e. YOL. XII.-N0. 37. COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1882. WHOLE NO.. 609. fw Qttpi f: r i : s Y r- ADVERTISEMENTS. IIENHY XAJISRS, BLACKSMITH AND AVaffon Maker, 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. NEBRASKA HOUSE, 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 T.S-'Jtf i n 1UI?. M- S. URAIvE has .ii'sT ir::oi:iVHi) a lakge STOCK OK I'ALL ASH WISTI3K JSTA Fl'i.h ASSdUl'MKN'TdP EV EUYTlIIXi! r.EI.OXGING TO HKST-Cl.ASS M1U.1X EKY STOKICJESJ , Twelfth St., two drtors cast State Hank: F. GEREER & CO., PKM.KKS IX FURNITURE, AND UNDERTAKERS. (Ms, TABLES, Etc., Etc. -:o:- HIVK HIM A CALL AT HIS I'LACK OX SOUTH SIDE I Kit ST., One door cast of Ilcintz's drug store. CITY Meat Market ! One door north of Post-otlicc, NEBRASKA AVE., - Coluiiilu. :o: KKKI ALL. KINDS OF Fresh and Salt Meats, ALSO ii, Etc., in thvir season. JQTCiihH paid for Hide, Lard and silicon. f42-x WILL.T.IllCKLY. H. B. MORSE IS STILL SELLING VM. SCIllLZ'S OLD STOCK At Cost! At Cost! AND HAS ADDED A Line of Spring Goods "WHICH HE IS SELLING AT EASTERN PRICES. -WML. SCHILZ Can still be found at the old stand, where he continues to do all kinds of Custom Work and Repairing. BECKER & WELCH, PEOPEIETOES OF SHELL CREEK MILLS. MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE SALE DEALERS IN FLOUR AND MEAL. MILLMY MILLIMY 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 Drags, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, &c, Painters' Supplies, Window Glass, Wall Paper, 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 PERFECT. Dob'1 forsret the place, 3 door, aortli of I. O. f57-y WM. BECKER, DKAI.KR IX ALL KINDS OK FAMILY GROCERIES! I KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND a well beleeteil stock. Teas, Coffees, Sugar, Syrups, Dried and Canned Fruits, and other Staples a Sp cialiy. (Soodo Delivered Free to any part of the City. 1 AM ALSO AGENT FOU THE CEL E It KATE I) COQUILLARD 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. STATE BANK, Ss:ceu:n to Qonirl A Sotl is! Tsrsir 4 Balit. COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. CASH CAPITAL, - $50,000 DIRECTORS Leandeu Gerhard, Prcs'l. Geo. W. IIulst Vice PresH. Julius A Reed. Edward A. Gerhard. AitxER Turner, Cashier. Bank of Deposit, IMsconat and Exchange. Collections Promptly TIade on all Point. Pay la teres t oi Time Depos it s- 274 wabois! mmw vasqisi END SPRINGS, PLATFORM SPRINGS, "WHITNEY & BREWSTER SIDE SPRINGS. 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 county. JSTSend for Catalogue and Price-list. PHIL. CAli Columbus, Neb. 4S4-tf WILLIAM RYAN, DEALER IN KENTUCKY WHISKIES Wines, Ales, Cigars and Tobacco. BfSchilz's Milwaukee Beer constant ly on hand.jpg Eleventh St., Columbus, Neb. ANDERSON & ROEN, BANKEKS, ELEVENTH ST., COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. IgTDeposits received, and interest paid on time deposits. TSTPrompt attention given to collec tions and proceeds remitted on day of payment. 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; DEALER IN llff.. MEDICilES. ciiiicm W1XKS LIQUORS, Fine Soaps, Brushes, PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc., And all articles usually kept on hand by Druggists. Physicians Prescriptions Carefully Compounded. Eleventh street, near Foundry. COLUMBUS. : NEBRASKA SPEICE & NORTH, General Agents for the Sale of Real Estate. 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. C33 COL.II9IBITN, NEB. Hems Qehlbicb i B "WHOLESALE & RETAIL GKOCERS! ALSO DEALERS IN Crockery, Olassware, Lamps, Etc., and Country Prodnce of all Kinds. THE .BEST OF PI.OIIR AI UMVit KEPT OX II AND. . FOR THE LEAST MONEY! jgTGoods delivered free of charge to any part of the city. Terms cash. Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets. Columbus, Neb. TTENKY CtASS, 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. W EBER & feUOBEL, AT THE HEAT HAHIET ! Oa Eleveatk Street, Where meats are almost given away for cash. 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 AND GENERAL COLLECTION OFFICE BY 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. COLVHIBUS 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 n GOODS A?2jtiillfv BUSINESS CARDS. 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 NOTARY PUBLIC, Platte Center, Neb. H. J. IIIJlHOI, NOTARY PUBLIC. 12th Street, 2 doors west of Hammond Hoase, Columbus, Neb. 491-y D K. 91. B. THURSTON RESIDENT DENTIST. Office over corner of 11th and North-st. AJloperatious first-clas and warranted. 0 CHICAGO BARBEK SHOP! HENRY WOODS, Pkop'r. JSTEverything in first-class style. Also keep the best of cigars. 51G-y M cAI-ElSTER BROS., A TTOllNEYS A T LA W, Office up-stairs" in McAllister's build ing. 11th St. W. A. McAllister, Notary Public. M. MACFAKLANP, II. R. COWDKRY, J-Atterr7 4 KoUry PstHe. CcUertor. LAWr AND COLLECTION OFFICE OF JOHN M. MACFARLAND, Columbus,' : : : Nebraska: Tf ll.RIISCHE, 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. If J.THOMPSON, NOTARY PUBLIC And General Collection Agent, St. Edwards, Boone Co., Neb. BYRON MILLETT, Justiceof the Peace and Notary Public. IIYKOIV M1I.I.ETT, 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, Columbus, Nel. 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 FIRST-CLASS APPARATUS, 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, COLUMBUS UEDlCil i m&m INSTITUTE. Surgeons O., N. & B. H. R. R., Asst. Surgeons U. P. R'y, COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA TUTTS PILLS INDORSED BY PHYSICIANS, CLERGYMEN, AND THE AFFLICTED EVERYWHERE. THE GREATEST MEDICAL TRIUMPH OF THE AGE. SYMPTOMS OF A TORPID LIVER. LoMofa: appetite.lg'ausea.boweui coative, 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- ring 1 . A mi i ....r ... ! I .Ji neas. Fluttering of the Heart, Dots before the eyes, bellow 8 kin. Headache. Bestless- SBnTI HgnTi 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. WHERE, OH! WHERE? TO JUDGE A. C. TURNER THESE LINES ARE FKATfcRNALLY INSCRIBED. 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. A 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 where, 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 white? 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 Great IVortUweMt. 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 winter. 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 city. 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 or misappropriated." 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 out regions. 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 thus far. 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 prosperity. Wishing yourself and your read ers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, 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.'' Ilnninm ConolutienM. 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 ful life. 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 knowledge 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 conuty. Phonograph.