The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, January 18, 1882, Image 1
THE JOURNAL. HATES OP AlTF.atTISUHK. Space. lto 2to Into 3m 6w lyr lcol'mn $12.0 1 $20 Si $3fi $60 $100 K " I i'.w 12 1 1ft 2 35 1 60 yj tf.()0 0 12 1 15 1 20 1 35 inch.'! '.25 7.S0 11 14 15 27 3 1.50 6.75 10 12 IS 20 1 1.50 1 2.25 1 i 5j 8j 10 Oulttinlm) IS ISSUED KVKKY VEDSKSDAV, M. K. TOBNER & CO., Proprietors and Publishers. Business and professional cards ten lines or leas spare, per annum, ten dol lars. Legal advertisements at statute rates. "Editorial local notlcer." flfteea cents a line each Insertion. " Local notices" five cents a line each inser tion. Advertisments classified aa "Spe cial notices" live cents a line first Inser tion, three ceuts a line each subsequent Insertion. -:o:- SSTOfltec, on 11th street., up stairs In Journal building. Terms I'c r year, $2. Six montbH, ft. Three month, 50c. Single copies, 5c. VOL. XII.-N0. 38. C0LDMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1882. WHOLE NO. 610. fto pupal Il i 1 u 4 Si ADVERTISEMENTS. HENRY LITERS, BLACKSMITH AND "Wagon jVEaker, 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. ALSO, THE Fiirst te Bradlev Plows. NEBRASKA HOUSE, S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r. Nebraska Ave., South of Depot, coi.iJ.miiJM, NFB. 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 3S-2tf Mrs. M. S. Drake & Co., HAS JUST RECEIVED A LABGE STOCK OF fall Arvinii.vrisit HILLIIERY AMD FARCY GOODS. IS" A Fl'LL ASSORTMENT OF EV EICYTH1XO BELONGING TO ' FIRST-CLASS MILLIE BUY STORK.gg Nebraska Avenue, two doors north of State Bank: 27-tf F. 6ERBER & CO., DEALERS IN FURNITURE, AND UNDERTAKERS. irs, Mm TABLES, Etc., Etc. :o: GIVE HIM A CALL AT HIS PLACE ON SOUTH SIDE Ilth ST., One doer east of Ileintz's drug store. CITY: Meat Market ! One door north of Post-office, NEBRASKA AVE., - Colanabae. KEEP ALL KINDS OK Fresh and Salt Meats, ALSO , w , UU. Etc., in their season. JSTCtmli paid for Hideo, lard and Itucoa. 542-x WILL.T. UICKLY. H. B. MORSE IS STILL SELLING WM. SCniLZ'S OLD STOCK At Cost! At Cost! AND HAS ADDED A Line of Spring Goods WHICn HE IS SELLING AT EASTERN PRICES. WM. SCHILZ Can still be found at the old stand, ichere he continues to do all kinds of Custom Work and Repairing. BECKER & WELCH, PEOPBIETOBS OP SHELL CREEK HILLS. MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE SALE DEALERS IN FLOUR AND MEAL. MILLINERY MILLINERY OFFICE COL UMB US, NEB DRUGS, MEDICINES, Etc, DOM, WEAVER & CO., OF THE 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 list are in J3TA powerful alterative aud blood purilier. D.W.& Go's Cough Syrup Concentrated Essence of Ja maica Ginger. SASSAFEASSO, $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 mentioned. All the above goods are toarranted, and price will be refunded if satisfaction is not given. 37-3m WM. BECKER, DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF FAMILY GROCERIES! 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 EBRATED OOQUILLARD 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. STATE BANK, SieeMwnto Qinul k Sial isi Ttrair a Bslit. COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. CASH CAPITAL, - $50,000 DIRECTORS Le andeb Gerhard, Pres'l. Geo. W. Hulst Vice PresH. Julius A Reed. Edward A. Gerrard. Abner Turner, Cashier. Baak ef Ucpewlt, lalaceaat aid Eickaace. CellectleasPreaaBtly Made all PelatM. Pay latereiit ea Time Depos it. 274 WABOIS! WES! WA&QIS1 END SPRINGS, PLATFORM SPRINGS, WHITNEY & BREWSTER SIDE SPRINGS. 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 county. eierSend for Catalogue and Price-list. CoioiilSyif PHIL. CAW, Columbus, Neb. 484-tf ANDERSON & ROEN, BASTKEKS, SUCVKKTH ST., COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. SB" 'Deposits received, and interest paid on time deposits. XSTPrompt attention given to collec tions and proceeds remitted on day of payment. 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, DEALER IN HISS. 11ICIIES. EIEHICAIS WHEM, E.IQ1JOKS, 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. 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. G33 COE.U9IBIJ8. NEB. Hams Qam. B WHOLESALE &, RETAIL GrEOCEKS! ALSO DEALERS IN Crockery, Glassware, Lamps, Etc.. and uounirv rrouuee 01 all Kinds. TnE BEST OF FLOIIK AL WAYS KEPT ON HAND. FOR THE LEAST MONEY 1 tSTGoods delivered free of charge to any part of the city. Terms cash. Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets, Columbus, Neb. TJEXm GASH, 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. W EBEK Sc KNOBEL, AT THE MEAT MARKET! Oh Eleveatk Street, Where meats are almost given away for cash. 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 AND GENERAL COLLECTION OFFICE BT 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. 473-x COLUMBUS 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 GOOD GOODS HMHiBSIB' business cards. 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 NOTARY PUBLIC, Platte Center, - Neb. TT J. HUDSON, NOTARY PUBLIC. 12th Street, 2 doors nest of Hftmnoad Howe, Columbus, Neb. 491-y TR. H. D. THURSTON RESIDENT DENTIST. 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 ITcALLlSTER BROS., A TTOliNEYS AT LAW, Office up-stairs in McAllister's build ing. 11th St. W. A. McAllister, Notary Public. m. macfakland, b. r. cowdery, J Atterciy ud Hrtwy Pail!:. Cellsrter. LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE OF JOHN M. MACFARLAND, Columbus, : : : Nebraska. Tj H.RUSCHE, 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. TT J.T1103IPSON, NOTARY PUBLIC And General Collection Agent, St. Edwards, Boone Co., Neb. BYRON MILLETT, Justice of the Peace and Notary Public. BYRON MILLETT, 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& F J. schug, m. ., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Columbus, Neb. OjjjceNcbraska Avenue, opposite the Clother House, three doors north or Bank, up-stairs. Consultation in Ger man and English. TAMES PEARSALL 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, COLUMBUS MEDICAL & SMIML IHSTITUTS. Surgeons O., N. & B. H. It. P., Asst. Surgebns U. P. B'y, COLUMBUS, - - NEBRASKA. TUTT'S PILLS INDORSED BY ' PHYSICIANS, CLERQYMEN, AND THE AFFLICTED EVERYWHERE. THE GREATEST MEDICAL TRIUMPH OF THE AGE. SYMPTOMS OF A TORPID LIVER. Loss of a appetite JTi thcHead 'anaea,bowela costiTe. 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 K .ntterinK eaTTeuo m fc lH7Tr J . ,1- eyes. Yellow 81 TFuj--i!V.l.M neesumsni,. ,y colored brine. IT TBXBE WA1KDIQI All D1UJCKDED, SERIOUS DISEASES WILL SOON BE DEVELOPED. TU1TS nmm especially adapted to emu caes,oae deae eftecta saeh e chaace ef seeUas a to astonish the offerer. faodr to Talc an nafeu thorn the irstem la Taey SBereeae te Apipeuie, ana cause me .ana oy uieii iNicuiwaDii ia i .ri.rr7-z . lar Steele are BBTO- SLT. daced. Price 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. er.Trm baicil r tumu. teiwiMii bm m wm t mjm rmxa iwauH.r 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 thoroughly vicious. 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 al favor. 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 majority. J. 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. Chicago Times. Wllhetat Capital. 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. FUBTHEK I'AUTICULARS. 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 prevent It. 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 manner: "I'm very sorry, madaiue, but it's agaiust the rule to have dogs in the passenger cars." "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 dog." m "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 Press. 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 coln Journal. 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."