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VOL. XII.-N0. 38.
C0LDMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1882.
WHOLE NO. 610.
Shops near Foundry, outh of X. A X. Depot.
All kinds of wood and iron work on
Wagons, Bugjrles. Farm Machinery, tfce.
Keep' on hands the
TIMPKEN SPRING BUGGY,
and other eastern buggies.
Fiirst te Bradlev Plows.
S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new house, newly furnished. Good
acconnnodations. Board by day or
week at reasonabSe rates.
t3TSet ii Flrm-Cla Table.
Meals 2ft Cents. Lodgings.... 35 Cts
Mrs. M. S. Drake & Co.,
HAS JUST RECEIVED A LABGE
HILLIIERY AMD FARCY GOODS.
IS" A Fl'LL ASSORTMENT OF EV
EICYTH1XO BELONGING TO
' FIRST-CLASS MILLIE
Nebraska Avenue, two doors north of
F. 6ERBER & CO.,
TABLES, Etc., Etc.
GIVE HIM A CALL AT HIS PLACE
ON SOUTH SIDE Ilth ST.,
One doer east of Ileintz's drug store.
Meat Market !
One door north of Post-office,
NEBRASKA AVE., - Colanabae.
KEEP ALL KINDS OK
Fresh and Salt Meats,
, w ,
Etc., in their season.
JSTCtmli paid for Hideo, lard
H. B. MORSE
IS STILL SELLING WM. SCniLZ'S
At Cost! At Cost!
AND HAS ADDED
A Line of Spring Goods
WHICn HE IS SELLING AT
Can still be found at the old stand,
ichere 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
DRUGS, MEDICINES, Etc,
DOM, WEAVER & CO.,
Columbus Drug Store,
Have the pleasure of offering to their
customers, in connection with
their complete line of
DHUSS.PATEiT MEDICIIES. ETC.
A list of Proprietory articles not ex
celled by anv of the eastern manufacto
ries. A few of the articles on our
J3TA powerful alterative aud
D.W.& Go's Cough Syrup
Concentrated Essence of Ja
$2TThe most wonderful remedy
ever discovered for chap
ped hands, lips, fcc.
OUR EQUINE POWDERS,
IjgTFor stock, are without an
equal in the market, and
many others not here
All the above goods are toarranted, and
price will be refunded if satisfaction is
not given. 37-3m
DEALER 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
Sp cialiy. .
Oood Delivered Free to any
part ef tae City.
I AM ALSO AGENT FOR THE CEL
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.
SieeMwnto Qinul k Sial isi Ttrair a Bslit.
CASH CAPITAL, - $50,000
Le andeb Gerhard, Pres'l.
Geo. W. Hulst Vice PresH.
Julius A Reed.
Edward A. Gerrard.
Abner Turner, Cashier.
Baak ef Ucpewlt, lalaceaat
Pay latereiit ea Time Depos
WABOIS! WES! WA&QIS1
WHITNEY & BREWSTER
Light Pleasure and Business Wag
oas ef all Descriptions.
Wc 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 o!
Platte, Butler, Boone, Madison, Merrick,
Polk and York, for the celebrated
C0STLA1D WAGOV COKP'T,
of Cortland, New York, and that we are
offering these wagons cheaper than any
other wagon built of same materia,
style and finish can be sold for in this
eierSend for Catalogue and Price-list.
ANDERSON & ROEN,
SB" 'Deposits received, and interest paid
on time deposits.
XSTPrompt attention given to collec
tions and proceeds remitted on day of
33TPassage tickets to or from European
points by best lines at loxeest rates.
GT Drafts on principal points in Eu
rope. REFERENCES AND CORRESPONDENTS:
First National Bank, Decorah, Iowa.
Allan & Co., Chicago.
Omaha National Bauk, Omaha.
First National Bank, Chicago.
Kountze Bros., N. Y.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
HISS. 11ICIIES. EIEHICAIS
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. Lands for sale at from $3.00 to10.00
per acre for cash, or ou five or ten year.
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 reasonableterms. Also business and
rcsidenco lots in the city. We keep a
complete abstract of title to all real es
tate in Platte County.
Hams Qam. B
WHOLESALE &, RETAIL
ALSO DEALERS IN
Crockery, Glassware, Lamps, Etc..
and uounirv rrouuee 01
TnE BEST OF FLOIIK AL
WAYS KEPT ON HAND.
LEAST MONEY 1
tSTGoods delivered free of charge to
any part of the city. Terms cash.
Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets,
Manufacturer and dealer in
Wooden and Metalic Bnrial Caskets
All kinds and sizes or Keaea, also
has the sole right to manufac
ture and sell the
Smith's Hammock Reclining Chair.
Cabinet Turning and Scroll work. Pic
tures, Picture Frames and Mouldings,
Looking-glasB Plates, Walnut Lumber,
etc., etc. COLUMBUS, NEB.
EBEK Sc KNOBEL,
Oh Eleveatk Street,
Where meats are almost given away
Becfper lb., from 310cts.
Best steak, per lb., 10 "
Mutton, per lb., from 6 10 "
Sausage, per lb., from 8 10 "
BSTSpecial prices to hotels. 562-1 y
LAW, REAL ESTATE
W. S. GEEE.
TONEY TO LOAN In small lots on
1VL 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.
STWholesale nd Retail Dealer in For.
eign Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub
lin Stout, Scotch and English Ales.
J&'Kentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OTBTBRS in their season, by the case
can or dish.
Utk Street, I ktefDemet
CORNELIUS A SUULIYAN,
A TTORNEYS-A T-LA W,
Up-stairs in Gluck Building, 11th street,
Above the New bank.
rOUN J. M 4UGH AI,
JUSTICE Of THE PEACE AND
Platte Center, - Neb.
TT J. HUDSON,
12th Street, 2 doors nest of Hftmnoad Howe,
Columbus, Neb. 491-y
TR. H. D. THURSTON
Office over corner of 11th and North-st.
Alloperalions first-class and warranted.
1HICAGO BARBER SHOP!
HENRY WOODS, Pbop'R.
2TEvery thing in first-class style.
Also keep the sat of cigars. 510-y
A TTOliNEYS AT LAW,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing. 11th St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
m. macfakland, b. r. cowdery,
J Atterciy ud Hrtwy Pail!:. Cellsrter.
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE
JOHN M. MACFARLAND,
Columbus, : : : Nebraska.
Ilth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store,
Sells narness, 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.
Justice of the Peace and
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Columbus
Nebraska. N. B. He will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to him. 248-
J OU1S SCnRElBER,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Buggies, Wagons, etc., made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
j3TShop opposite the " Tattersall,"
Olive Street. '2&
J. schug, m. .,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
OjjjceNcbraska Avenue, opposite the
Clother House, three doors north or
Bank, up-stairs. Consultation in Ger
man and English.
IS PREPARED, WITH
FIRST -CLASS APPARATUS,
To remove houses at reasonable
rates. Give him a call.
VTOTICE TO TEACHERS.
J. E. Moncrief, Co. Supt.,
Will be in his office at the Court House
on the first aud 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. fG7-y
Drs. MITCHELL & MARTYH,
MEDICAL & SMIML IHSTITUTS.
Surgeons O., N. & B. H. It. P.,
Asst. Surgebns U. P. B'y,
COLUMBUS, - - NEBRASKA.
INDORSED BY '
PHYSICIANS, CLERQYMEN, AND
THE AFFLICTED EVERYWHERE.
THE GREATEST MEDICAL
TRIUMPH OF THE AGE.
SYMPTOMS OF A
Loss of a
Fein in theHead-with a doll sensation in
the pack pert. Fain under the ahonlder
blade, ruilneea after eating, with dlain
gUnanon. to exertion of body or mind.
Irritability of temper, Ijow apirita. XjOm
of memory, with a feeling of hayinaneg
leeted lami Antr. weaxineea. Sixdnees.
e antyjWearineee. uwiiiwi
of the Heart, Dote before the
m fc lH7Tr J . ,1-
eyes. Yellow 81
,y colored brine.
IT TBXBE WA1KDIQI All D1UJCKDED,
SERIOUS DISEASES WILL SOON BE DEVELOPED.
TU1TS nmm especially adapted to
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TUH'S HAIR DYE.
Ga&Y Hare or Wanexxas chaared to a Gujerr
Black by a tingle application of taU Ptk. It
lmparta a watnral color, acta Instantaneously.
Sola byDraggUU, or sent by ezprtei cm reipt of 1.
Office, 35 Murray St., New York.
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A VlclesiM Syatraa.
Notwithstandiug its faulty method
Mr. Orth's attack on the American
legislative autocracy hold out prom
ise of bearing good fruit. It has
served to bring out, .iu great dis
tinctness, the fact that the injudi
cious as welt as autocratic conduct
of the present speaker, in composiug
the bonse committees, has placed a
large and the ablest section of his
own party in congress in an attitude
of unfriendliness toward him. It has
made it plain that on this particular
subject there is a strong feeling of
sympathy between the members on
the government side whom tho
speaker's performance has offended
and the better part of Ibe opposition.
It has discovered the fact that the
thought of a large number of influ
ential and able members on both
sides has been turned to the mis-
chievousness of the usage which en
ables an aspiring and unscrupulous
member to buy the speakership by
pledges of' committee assignments.
It looks, too, as if it might be tho
initiative of a movement to discon
tinue this bad and dangerous usage
of the nation's representative as
sembly. That which teuds most to strength
en public hope of such a conse
quence is the realization of a bad
effect of the speaker's performance
on the morale of the party holding
the legislative responsibility. The
effect is described by a member ot
that party who says "the organiza
tion of the house has done much to
demoralize the party." Those rep
resentatives of the party who were
recognized by everybody as possess
ing the highest qualifications for
leadership have not becu assigned to
the posts of leadership, but, in a
manner which plainly implies a
personal motive incompatible with
a desire to serve the greatest good
of either the country cr the party, to
posts of obscurity and insignificance.
It is not possible to suppose this was
done by oversight or mistake. The
only rational explanation is either
that it was done in the deliberate
purpose of an autocratic speaker, or
a weak speaker manipulated by an
autocratic master, to thrust the fore
most representatives of the party
into the background, or that it was
done in the fulfillment of promises
by means of which the speaker
bought bis place. Whichever of
these may be taken as the true ex
planation, it proves that the rule
which puts the committee assign
ments wholly in the one-man power
of the speaker is essentially bad and
What every tLoughtful congress
man should have known years ago
is now clearly discerned. The asri
rant to the speaker's chair "must be
almost more than human to resist
the temptation to buy the place by
pledges." It is no recent discovery
that the "almost moro than human"
style of men are not apt to be those
who get themselves elected to con
gress, and still less apt to be those
who seek the speaker's chair. There
is in the average congressman a
great deal of human nature. He is
not a man in whom a superhuman
sense of moral rectitude interferes
with feasible methods of his person
al advancement. If he aspires to the
speakership, he knows that he must
be nominated iu his party caucus by
the votes of a majority. lie knows
that every member of bis party
wishes to be placed at the head ot
an important committee, and, this,
failing, to be placed next to the head.
If he shall get the speakership, he
will hold the power to iulfill or dis
appoint the natural ambition of
every member. Thus the rule which
gives to the speaker the autocratic
power of composing the committees
gives to the seeker for that station
the most potent means which a
shrewd aud unscrupulous man could
employ to obtain it. It is a rule
whose effect is to make the import
ant matter of organizing the national
legislature a game of personal intri
gue and corruption, in which the
successful candidate and his sup
porters mutually share.
"It is a pretty fiction," sayB one
who has experiential knowledge,
'that members stand aloof from the
speaker in the disposition of places ;"
and it is not even a fiction that they
keep themselves aloof from the can
didate for speaker. "On the con
trary," they resort to every conceiva
ble mode of pressure, some of them
very base, to get the places they
desire." They are not less ready to
pledge their votes than the candi
date is to pledge the place which ib
the acceptable price of their votes.
The business of organizing the pub
lic legislature is thus degraded to
the character of an auction, in which
speakership and chairmanships are
struck off to the highest bidders not
upon considerations of any public
interest, but for the price of "person
if this vicious system is bad for
the party, it is still worse for the
country whose" legislative power it
virtually commits to the control of a
personal autocrat. Every legislative
committee has legal jurisdiction of
all legislative matters committed to
Its charge, and usage commits to its
charge all legislative projects within
the general scope of its parliamen
tary description. It will be seeu
that the rule which permits the
speaker to form the committees
takes it out of the right of the pre
dominant party, aud out of the right
of the whole house, to say what
members of its own body shall have
charge of legislation on any subject,
aud puts it in the power of the sin
gle member who, by whatever
means, gets the speaker's chair, to
determine the action of the legisla
ture on public questions of the high
est moment. Though bis positive
legislative power may not overcome
the legislative majority, his power
to obstruct and prevent legislation
is such as the legislative majority
can not overcome. He may know
that the country and a majority of
the chamber over which he presides
desiro a-modification of tariff laws;
yet by his composition of the com
mittee on ways aud means he may
prevent any legislation of that char
acter. He may know that commer
cial interests of supreme importance
demand legislative action iu a cer
tain direction ; yet, having personal
relations to an adverse interest, he
may, by his composition or the com
mittee on commerce, bring the" high
est national interests into snbjection
to the interests of a combination of
mercenary speculators. He may
kuow that a certain postal-contract
sys'ctu if a system of grand larceny
upon the public treasury which
should be broken up; yet by his
composition of one or two legislative
committees he may determine that
it slmiruol be broken up. Thus, by
his autocratic power to form the leg
islative committees, he is made a
personal autocrat over the nation's
legislative power. Doubtless for
the sinister purposes of the pig-iron
rings, the subsidy conspirators, the
Btar-rotite thieves, and other combi
nations for mercenary ends, the rule
has great advantages ; for the ex
pense of controlling or obstructing
legislative action through one man
in the speaker's chair must ordina
rily be less than it would require to
purchase or corrupt the legislative
In every view that can be taken of
it, the rule is a vicious one. It ought
to be abolished at once aud forever.
There are at least four better ways
of composing the committees. They
may bo composed : 1. By a com
mittee on rules and organization
appointed by the house, or by the
speaker under its approbation. 2.
By the house acting as one body.
3. By a committee raised for the
purpose iu the party caucus. 4. By
the caucus acting as one body. The
last two modes would require sub
sequent action by the house to make
the appointments legal, and this
might give rise to heated aud acri
monious debates. Nevertheless, any
one of these methods would be bet
ter for the country, and better for
the party, than that which commits
the highest interests of both country
and party to the arbitrary power of
a personal legislative autocrat.
It is bad beginning business with
out capital. It is hard marketing
with empty pockets. We want a
nest egg, for heus will lay better
where there are eggs already. It is
true you must bake with the flour
you have, but if the sack is empty,
it might be quite as well not to set
up for a baker. Making bricks
without straw is easy enough, com
pared with making money when you
have none to start with. You, young
gentlemen, stay as a journeyman a
little Ionger,till you have saved s few
pouuds ; fly when your wings have
got feathers ; but if you try too soon
you will be like the young rook that
broke its neck through trying to fly
before it was fledged. Every min
now wants to be a whale, but it is
prudent to be a little fish when you
have but little water; when your
pond becomes a sea, then swell as
much as you like. Trading without
capital is like building a house
without bricks, making fire without
sticks, burning candles without
wicks ; il leads them into trick", and
lands them in a fix.
It is reported on what appears to
be good authority that the Union
Pacific is pushing the survey and
grading of its Black Hills branch up
the North Loup, that the crossing of
the Niobrara will not be far from
Fort Niobrara, and there is a rumor
that the Union Pacific aud Sioux
City & Pacific will join in building
a route to the Black Hills. What
there is in this will probably soon
be developed. Fremont Herald.
A Fleaaiek Crime.
The men'arrested for the Gibbons
murder are Wm. Neal, Ellis Craft,
and George Ellis, all white. They
were arrested last night, and kept
quietly in the hotel in the custody of
Constable Heflin. George Ellis con
fessed to the constable. He says
Craft and Neal awakened him on the
night of the murder and urged him
to go with them to Gibbon's house.
He went reluctantly. They entered
by a window, and Neal and Craft
outraged the two girls. Emma
Thomas recognized Neal, and said
she would tell her mother. Robert,
the boy, then was about to give tin
alarm, when Craft struck him on the
head with an ax, killing him in
stantly. Craft then told Annie her
time to die had come, and, amid the
piteous cries of the child for mercy,
he struck her on the head and killed
her instantly. Neal then killed
Emma Thomas in the same way.
Craft and Neal at first denied Ellis's
Btory, but Neal confessed this after
noon, and both Ellis and Neal
waived examination. Craft will
have a hearing Thursday. Ellis and
Neal are married. Craft is single.
They were all present at the fire,Hnd
one drove the hearse at the funeral,
and another was pall-bearer.
Crowds have been gathering all day
at Catlettsbnrg.and threats of lynch
ing are common.
Ellis' strange conduct excited the
suspicion of a citizen, who told De
tective Heflin. Heflin then sent for
Ellis and locked him in his room at
the hotel, where Ellis first said that
last summer he bad heard Craft and
Neal boast that before Christmas
they would carnally know Mi-8
Thomas and Miss Gibbons. This
morning, in jail, Ellis denied that
Craft and Neal were guilty, but
subsequently reasserted his fint
statement, saying he was compelled
to retract by the prisoners, who
were in the same cell. The bodies
of the victims were exhumed to-dny
and the wounds examined. It was
found that they correspond exacth
with the statement of Ellis as to the
position of the parties when the
murderous blows were struck. Elli.
has made all preparations for death,
and expects it. Detective Heflin
thinks Ellis the chief actor in the
tragedy, aud that his confession if
due to fear that the others would
give the information first.
CRRTAIK TO BE LYNCHED.
Catlettsburg, Ky., Jan. 3. It
was Ellis and Neal that outraged
the girls and then killed them. Cratt
killed little Robert Gibbons, and all
three poured oil on them and set the
bouso on fire. Just as soon aa it is
found that guilt is established, the
Ashland populace will resort to
lynch law. The nail mill men of
Ashland are determined not to wait
for the uncertain course of the law,
and they will meet little resistance
from officers, and will have the
backing up of all Kentucky, West
Virgiuia, and Ohio iu this region.
Old man Gibbous, the father, is here
insane. Judge Savage has ten good
armed men guarding the jail here.
There will be no lynching before the
trial on Thursday. On that day no
power available here will be abie to
Tke 3few Atteraey Cneaeral.
Benjamin II. Brewster, the choice
of President Arthur for allot -ney
general, of the United Stater,
has been conspicuous in the prose
cution of the star-routo frauds aud
his appointment is largely made on
account of his position in those
cases. He is a man of the highest
reputatien among his legal brethren,
he is oue of the homeliest men who
have ever been given public place.
When he was a child he fell into the
fire and so injured his face that it
has remained to this day terribly
disfigured. It is 60 drawn out of
shape, as to positively shock sensi
tive people. When Brewster speaks,
however, all is forgotten. His voico
is musical and his manners are most
engaging. It is related of him that
once, upou his travels, he was seated
at one of the diuing tables of a New
Yord leading hotel. He was engag
ed in the courts of that city, and as
his stay was protracted be was giv
en a regular table. At this table
there Bat a gentleman and his wife
and one or two lady relatives. They
were so much disturbed by the sight
of Mr. Brewster that they requested
the landlord to remove him, as they
said the sight of his countenance de
stroyed their appetites. The land
lord went to Mr. Brewster and
frankly told bim of this request of
his fellow guests. Mr. Brewster
said : 'I am used to tuch incidents ;
but it you can persuade the gentle
man and ladies who object to me to
consent to an introduction, and
allow me to talk with them for five
minutes I am certain they will not
ask to have me go away. Alter
some argument the landlord suc
ceeded iu persuading his sensitive
guests to consent to such introduc
tion. Tho sequel is yery brief. Be
fore the stipulated five minutes had
passed the entire party had become
so completely fascinated with Mr.
Brewster that they tendered him the
most profuse apologies for their pre
vious objections, and afterward be
came his firm friends and most de
voted admirers. He is married to
one of tho most beautiful women,
the leading figure for many years in
Philadelphia society. In dress Mr.
Brewster is vory eccentric. Ha
wears ruffles of tho style of seventy
five years ago. Hit coat is a blue
swallow tail, with brass buttons, and
his waistcoat is long and made of
bright buff coat, ne is one of the
most singular men In every way that
has over assumed position in Wash
ington official life.
! tDeapt Allowed aa tke Can.
It happened the other day on the
Lehigh Valley railroad. The train
had jurit left Eistou and the conduct
or was making his first rouud, wheu
he observed a small white dog with
a bushy tail, and bright black eyes
sitting cosily on the seat beside a
young lady so handsome that it mado
his heart roll over like a lopsided
pumpkin. But duty was duty, and
he remarked in bis most deprecatory
"I'm very sorry, madaiue, but it's
agaiust the rule to have dogs in the
"Oh! my, is that bo?" and she
turned up two lovely brown eyes at
him beseechingly. "What iu the"
world will I do? I can't throw him
away. He's a Christmas present
from ray aunt."
"By no means, miss. We'll put
him iu a baggage-cur, and he'll be
just as happy as a robin in spring."
"What I put my nice white dog in
a nasty, stuffy, dusty baggage car?"
"I'm awfully sorry, miss, I do as
sure you, but the rules of this com
pany are as inflexible as the laws of
the Medes and them other fellow?,
you know. He shall have my over
coat to lie on, and the brakeman
shall give him grub aud water every
time he opens his mouth."
"I just think it's awful mean, so I
do, and I kuow somebody will steal
it, so they will," and she showed a
half notion to cry that nearly broke
the conductor's heart, but he was
firm and sang out to the brakeman,
who was playing a solo ou the stove :
"Here, Andy, take this dog over
into the baggage cir, aud tell 'em to
take just the best care of him."
The young lady pouted, bnt the
brakeman reached over and picked
the canine up a tenderly as though
it was atwo-weokj' old baby, but as
be did so a strange expression came
over his face, like a wave of cramp
colic, and he hastily said to the con
ductor: "Here, you just hold him a minute
till I put this poker away," and he
trotted out to the car door and held
on to the brake-wheel, shaking like
a man with the ague.
The conductor no sooner had his
hands on tho dog than he looked
around for a hole to fall through.
"Wh-wh-why, this is a worsted
"Ye?, sir," said the little miss, de
murely. "Didn't you know that."
"No, I'm most awful sorry to say
that I didn't know that ;" and be laid
the Christmas dog down in tho own
er's lap, aud walked ont on the plat
form, where he stood half au hour in
the cold trying to think of a hymn
tuneto suit the worst sold man on the
Lehigh Valley road. Philadelphia
The fact that John Sherman's
"literary bureau" got its stationery
from the treasury department and
did not pay for it, has been estab
lished apparently by the testimony
of Sturtevant, the clerk having
charge of the stationery department
of the treasury. Mr. Sherman claims
that if this be so it was done withou
his knowledge and consent. But ai
it was bis bureau, he ought to have
known that stationery does not fall
from the heavens like manna for the
accommodation of politicians in the
wilderness, and should have been
cognizant of the fact that he did not
pay for it. Whom did be suspect of
the gratuity, his clerks? The plea
of ignorance is very gauzy. Lin
The Sutton Register well observed
that "President Arthur's dislike for
the ilver dollar is not shared by
western people nor by a majority
of the country at large. Stopping
the coinage of silver may facilitate
speculation in Wall street, but it will
hardly advance the prosperity of the
country. Silver is as much the money
of the constitution as is gold and the
large reserves in the vanlts of the
treasury greatly facilitate the pro
cess of resumption, as well as pre
vent the frequent recurrence of
Black Fridays in Wall street."
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