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VOL. XII.-N0. 39.
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1882.
WHOLE NO. 611.
fgyofflce, on lltb street., up stairs in
Terms Per year, $2. Six months, $1.
Three months, 50c. Single copies, fie.
Shop aear Foundry, eoath of A. & X. Depot.
All kinds of woodeand iruu work on
"Wagons, Bugi;le, Farm Machinery, &c.
Keep on hands the
TIMPKEN SPRING BUQGY,
and other eastern buggies.
ITurst &, ISradlev Plows.
8. J. MARMOT, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new house, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Board by day or
week at reasonable rat'es.
3"Bta a FlrMt-ClaMi Table.
Meals, 25 Cents. Lodgings 25 Cta
Mrs. M. S. Drake & Co.,
HAS JUST HKCE1VEI) A LARGE
FALL. ANI WINTER
IIUIIEEY AM FAICY ROODS.
1-A FULL ASSORTMENT OF EV
ERYTIIIXG BELONGING TO
ERY STORE. Jgl
Nebraska Avenue, two doors north of
F. 6ERBER & CO..
Claire, Meads, Bras,
TABLES, Etc., Etc
GIVE HIM A CALL AT HIS PLACE
ON SOUTH SIDE 11 tb ST.,
One door east of Reintz's drug store.
Meat Market !
One door north of Post-oflico,
NEBRASKA AVE., - ColatabaN.
KEEP ALL KINDS OF
Fresh and Salt Meats,
SAISAGE. POELTBY. FflESH FISH.
Etc., in their season.
t3TCmuU paid for Hide. Lard
WILL. T. RICKLY.
H. B. MORSE
IS STILL SELLING WM. SCHILZ'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.
BALE DEALERS IK
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COL UMB US, NEB-
DRUGS, MEDICINES, Etc,
DOWTY, WEAVER & CO.,
Columbus Drug Storc,
Have the pleasure of offering to their
customers, in connection with
their complete Hue of
n.PmiT MEDICIIES. ETC-.
A list of Proprietory articles not ex
celled by any of the eastern manufacto
ries. A few of the articles on our
J2JA powerful alterative and
D.W.& Go's Cough Synip
Concentrated Essence of Ja
J2T"The most wonderful remedy
ever discovered for chap
ped hands, lips, Ac.
OUR EQUINE POWDERS,
USTFor stock, are without an
equal iu the market, and
many others not hern
All the above goods are warranted, and
price will be refunded if satisfaction is
not given. o7-Im
DBALBK IN ALL KINDS OK
I KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND
a well selected stock.
Teas, Coffees, Sugar, Syrups,
Dried and Canned Fruits,
and other Staples a
Good Delivered Free to any
purl ol' the; C'ily.
1 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.
Cseetnsnto Oirwrl i Setl iti Taraor & Eilit.
CASH CAPITAL, - $50,000
Leander Gebkakd, Pres'l.
Geo. W. Hulbt Vice Pres'l.
Julius A Reed.
Edwakd A, Gerhard.
Abner Turnkr, Cashier.
Baak ef Depolt, DiNcoaat
CellectleBH Promptly 3Inde oa
Pay latere oa Time Depos
WA6BIS1 HES! WAGDiS!
WHITNEY & BREWSTER
Light Pleasure aad Business Wag
ors of all Descriptions.
We are pleased to invite the attention
of the public to the fact that we have
just received a car load of Wagons and
Buggies of all descriptions, and that we
are the sole agents for the counties oi
Platte, Butler, Boone, Madison, Merrick,
Polk and York, for the celebrated
CORTLAJTD WAGON 0MP'Y,
of Cortland, New York, and that we are
offering these wagons cheaper than any
other wagon built of same material,
style and finiBh can be sold for in this
iSTSend for Catalogue and Price-list.
ANDERSON & ROEN,
v KI.EVKNTn ST.,
tSTDcposits received, and interest paid
on time deposits.
tSTl'rompt attention given to collec
tions and proceeds remitted on day of
33T Passage tickets to or from European
points by best lines at lowest rates.
1ST Drafts on principal points in Eu
rope. REFERENCES AND CORRESPONDENTS:
First National Hank, Decorah, Iowa.
Allan & Co., Chicr.go.
Omaha National Rank, Omaha.
FirBt National Bank, Chicago.
Kountze Bros., N. Y.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
IIS. MEDICIIES. CHEMICALS
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept on band by
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
Eleventh street, near Foundry.
COLUMBUS. : NEBRASKA
SPEICE & NORTH,
General Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacific, and Midland Pacitit
R. R. Lands for sale atfrom$3.00to$10.(K
per acre for cash, or on 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, for sale at low price and
on rcasonableterms. Also business and
reidenco lots in the city. We keep a
complete abstract of title to all real es
tate in Platte County.
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
ALSO DEALERS IN
(rockery, Glassware, Lamps, Etc.,
and Country Produce of
all Kinds. '
Till-: RKtf'r OF FLOUR AL
WAYS KKPT OX HAND.
J2TGoods delivered free of charge to
any part of the city. Terms cash.
Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets.
Manufacturer and dealer in
Wooden and Mefalic Hurial Caskets
All kinds and sizes of Kebrx, also
has the bole right to manufac
ture and sell the
Smith's Hammock Reclining Chair.
Cabinet Turning and Scroll work, Pic
tures, Picture Frames and Moulding,
Looking-glass Plates, Walnut Lumber,
etc., etc. COLUMBUS, NEB.
TT7KHER A KKOREL,
Oa Eleventh. Street,
Where meats are almost given away
Beef per lb., from 3lucts.
Best steak, per lb., 10 "
Mutton, per lb., from 6 10 '
Sausage, per lb., from S 10 "
JQTSpecial prices to hotels. 562-ly
LAW, REAL ESTATE
MONEY TO LOAN in small lots on
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.
BSTWholesale and Re All Dealer in For
eign Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub
lin Stout, Scotch and English Ales.
$3 Kentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OYSTERS in their season, by the case
can or dish.
Utk Street, Se at of Depot
pORIi:i.I1JM St Si;iX,lVA2t,
A TTORNETS-A T-LA W,
Up-stairs iu Gluck Building, 11th street,
Above the New bank.
JUSTICE Of THE PEACE AND
TJ J. HUDSON,
12th Street, 2 doors wwtt of Hammond Hoest,
pvK. It!. . THIJRSTOX,
Office over corner of 11th and North-st.
All operations first-class and warranted.
CHICAGO 11ARBEK SHOP!
HENRY WOODS, Prop'r.
J3TEvery thing in first-class style.
Also keep the best of cigars. f10-y
A TTOriNEYS A T LA W,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing. 11th St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
M. MACFARLAND, b. r. cowderv,
J Attcrsty isd Hsiiry PctH:. Collector.
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE
JOHN M. MACFARLAND,
Columbus, : : : Nebraska.
Tj II. RIJMCHE,
llth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store,
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blankets. Curry Combs, Brushes, etc.,
at the lowest possible prices. Repairs
promptly attended to.
Tl- J. THOMPSON,
And General Collection Agent,
St. Edioards, Boone Co., Neb.
Tusticeof the Peace and
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Columbus
Nebraska. N. 1L He will give
clo?e attention to all business entrusted
to him. 24S.
J OUIS SCHREIBER,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Ruggies, Wagons, etc., made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
3TShop opposite the " Tattersall,"
Olive Street. '"'2.r
Tj J. SC1HJG. 91. .,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office Nebraska Avenue, opposite the
Clother House, three doors north of
Bank, up-stairs. Consultation in Ger
man and English.
IS PREPARED, WITn
FIRST-CLASS APPA RATUS,
To remove houses at reasonable
rates. Give him a call.
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. fOT-y
Drs. MITCHELL & MARTYH,
uEDicii i ku warn.
Suigeons O., N. & B. II. R. R.,
Asst. Surgeons U. P. R'y,
COLUMBUS, - - NEBRASKA.
PHYSICIANS, CLERGYMEN, AN
THE AFFLICTED EVERYWHERE.
THE GREATEST MEDICAL
TRIUMPH OF THE AGE.
SYMPTOMS OF A
Tjceaof appettteJi'eoeee.bowebi costive,
the bade pert, Fain tinder the ihoaldw
plede. fallneei eftereettag. with e dlain
cUnatiqn to exertion of body or mind.
Irritability of tamper. IjO waplrita. 1j6m
of memory, with efeeung of nering neg-.
lected eome duty, weerineea, SUalnees,
Mattering of the Heert,'Dote before the
eyes. Yellow Skin, Headaohe, BeetleiP
neea m night, highly colored urine.
Ef THESE WAUTTJIM All UTHEESED,
SERIOUS DISEASES WH1 SOON IE DEVELOPED.
l'Ul'i'l FILL! are eneelelly edmpted to
sbcK cae,one doee elTecta aaeha chaage
ef teellag aa to aatonlah the eaCerer.
Tbty iBcreeee the Avpettte, and caote the
body to Take ea !, thoa the system is
BMsrisfced.and by UirirTeale Actleaon the
Btgeattve aeymlar SaseU arepro
doced. Price a cents, aa Mairajr C It.T.
TUTT'S HAIR DYE.
GftATHAiaorWHiSKas chanced toaGLomr
Black by a single appllcaUon of this Dtx. It
imparts a natural color, acts Instantaneously,
bold by Drngguta, or sent by xprea on receipt ol f l.
Office, 39 Murray St., New York.
Br. TITTB 1S11L af TllltMt IthfWBM MS
THE UlAmoD KAK.RI.XGM.
If there was one person in tho
world more than another that Mrs.
Templet on grazed at with eyes of
carious regard, it was her husband's
cousin, Urn. Morris; and if she had
one ambition eclipsing auothcr, it
was to eclipse Mrs. Morris in every
direction. If Mrs. Morris set up a
wall-basket, Mrs. Templcton com
passed a hanging cabinet. If Mrs.
Morris had a new ivy-pot, Mrs.Tcm
pleton would have nothing less than
a window garden. A single vase on
Mrs. Morris' piazza caused Mrs.
Teniplcton's premiHcs to break out
with urns uutil they looked like a
stone-cutter's yard. If Mrs. Morris
gavo a high tea, Mrs. Teniploton had
a dinner party out of hand ; if Mrs.
Morris had a luncheon, Mrs. Teni
ploton had a ball, or what answered
for one iu tho limited round of
pleasures of their place of abode;
and if Mrs. Morris indulged herself
with a new silk, Mrs. Templeton
always counted her flounces, and
made her own phylacteries broader.
When one day, thou, Mrs. Morris
appeared at church the usual place
in the town of Carleon for ladies to
exhibit their toilettes with a pretty
little pair of diamonds sparkling in
her oars, you can imagine the state
of disgust and wrath in which Mrs.
Templeton walked home, and the
very disagreeable time that Mr.
Templeton had of it as he walked
beside her, endeavoring to look like
the happiest domestic man in Car
leon. The sermon was criticised,
the minister made out a time-server,
the parish denounced collectively
and personally, his own peculiar
friends among the rest, and finally
his cousin Hetty waB reached, and
her habits, her manners, and her
dress were made the text on which
to hang anathema maratmtba or
worldliuess. direction, bad taste, low
moral sense, irrcligion, and last of
all,- extravagance his dear little
harmless Cousin Hetty,- whose red
curls lighted such a frank, child-like
countenance, and whose two dia
monds, he had been guilty of think
ing, during the 'To Dcum,' just
matched tho limpid sparkle of the
clear dew-drops of her gray eyes.
But Mr. Templeton had far too much
experience to say anything of the
sort. 'James Morris conld not pay
his debts if he were sold out to-day,'
said bis wife. 'And look at his
wife's dress! Maria, how many
times must I tell you to keep those
children inside the curbstone? his
wife's dress just one glitter of satjn
and jet. And I declare it was im
possible for me to fix my eyes on the
lecturer for the way In which Bhe
kept those diamonds twinkling be
fore me, with her head on the per
petual dance. A pretty place for
diamonds church ! I know a wo
man who wore them to her father's
funeral ; I suppose she would. I
should think, at any rate, she could
have conti oiled her inclinations and
waited till next Sabbath diamonds
on Palm-Sunday! But it's high
time of daj', I must say,' warming
up with her husband's bilence, 'when
I am without a single diamond to
my name, and there is Janic Mor
ris' wife James Morris who owes
you $5,000 borrowed money '
It was very weak in Mr. Temple
ton to interfere; but one can not
be always on one's guard. 'I under
stand, Juliet, my love,' said he, 'that
Hetty'6 Uncle Roberts sent her thofe
'Uncle Roberts, indeed ! I should
like to see Uncle Roberts for once,
if he is not a mythical personage
altogether,' cried his wife, with the
air of expecting Mr. Templeton to
produce the alleged Uncle Roberts
immediately. 'Uncle Roberts! Un
cle Roberts! It is always Uncle
Roberts. And you 'understand,'
forsooth! Why didn't 7 under
stand ? Why were the earrings con
cealed from me? For all I know
you gave them to her yourself. Per
haps you are this Uncle Roberts who
is always brought to the front at
every pet piece ol extravagance. For
my part, I wish I had even a hus
band, not to speak of an Uncle Rob
erts, who would not see me trodden
under foot by any little minx who
chooses to toss her head above me '
'My dear! my dear! just remem
ber where you are ; just remember
the children,' murmured Mr. Tem
pleton,floundcring in a little farther.
Where I am ! I suppose you don't
want all Carleon to hear how I am
outraged. You'd like to keep it a
secret. You'd like to have me en
dure in silence. Of course you don't
want the children to bear their
mother tell the plain story of your
neglect, your outrage '
Here Mr. Templeton took off his
hat and made a low bow with a glit
tering smile to a gentleman and lady
passing in an opposite direction.
'What in the world is the matter
with Mrs. Templeton?' asked the
gentleman. 'She looks like a thunder-cloud
full of lightnings.'
'Hetty Morris' earrings, I guess,'
was the answer. 'Sho has probably
seen them at church to-day. Poor
Mr. Templeton! What a lire that
vixen leads him !'
'I don't know about that. He is
tremendously in love with her.'
'How can ho bo?'
Force of habit, may be. And she
is a beauty, you know. And whon
she is good-natured there's nobody
'Well, by Easter you'll see hor
with a pair of solitaires, I'll wager
another pair. Take me up.'
'Not I. I shouldn't have any use
for them if I won, except to givi
them back to you ; and I couldn't
afford to lose. Besides, I dou't bet
on a ccrtaiuty,' said the careful Mr.
Bowman. Aud just thou Hetty
Morris coming up, they stopped to
admire her precious acquisition" ;
and Hetty heard of the wager, and
shamed Mr. Bowman into taking it,
before they parted and went their
opposite ways, more merrily than
was their Sunday wont.
Not so Mr. Templcton. As soon
as his wife had banged the door be
hind her she tore off her bonnet and
threw herself on a sofa, and called
for Jaue to bring tho ammonia, and
her husband to drop tho shades, and
Maria to take the chHdreu where she
could not hear thorn, for her head
was splitting with paiu, as any one's
would bo, treated as she was. And
Bhe woidd not go up stairs to bud,
and Mr. Teinpletou'8 Sunday romp
with the children was abrogated, and
his dinner was made an act of silent
and solitary pcuanre; and if ho told
his wifo he was going to afternoon
service, and did go over to hi- cous
in Hetty's, she, at least, had no right
to blame him.
But woe for Mr. Templeton when
he came home that evening! Mrs.
Templeton had been removed to her
own room, which recked with steam
of camphor and alcohol ; she la
there in her white night-gown, with
her black hair steaming over the
pillow, with her great black eye
rolled up and fixed on a remote
point of the ceiling, and with the
foam standing on her lips ghastly,
stiff, and immovable. It made no
odds to Mr. Simpleton I mean Tem
plcton that he had seen her lift
limes before; in fact, always when
she wanted something she could not
have. Cold terror struck to his soul
lest ho should lose his torment; all
her virtues swelled into the hosts of
heaven, all her faults were wiped out
as with a sponge. He was down on
his knees beside her iii a moment.
'Oh my darling! my Juliet! my
love! speak to me! Tell me you
know me !' he cried.
'Run for the doctor, Jane. Where
is Dr. Harvey? Why haven't you
had him here already? Get him at
once. Give me the brandy. Heat
those soap-stones. Where arc the
hot-water bags ?' And he was bath
ing her lips and rubbing her hands,
and kissing her forehead, and ad
juring her to give any sign of life.
But it was not till the doctor's step
was heard that Mrs. Templeton
vouchsafed the least indication, aud
then her breast began to heave, her
hands to tremble, her long supple
body, that had been stiflly resting on
its head and heels only, began to
sway and subside, her feet to twitch,
and presently those feet were beat
ing a tattoo on the footboard, and
the lips parted in shrieks and the
shrieks turned to sobs, aud the doc
tor wa pouring chloral between the
teeth, aud the sobs sank away into
sleep aud the hysterics were over.
'What could have excited you so,
my dearest, and throw you into such
a terrible convulsion?' Mr. Templc
ton was saying next morning. (' Hys
terica' was a forbidden word. Mrs.
Templcton would have had another
attack at the sound of it.) 'It must
have been the heat of the church ; it
was overpowering. Thurlow has
never learned to regulate that fur
nace.' 'The heat,' sighed Mrs. Templeton,
faintly, 'and the gliotcn of those dia
monds. They kept dancing so be
fore my eyes with their bright spots
that they dazzled the brain. O, I'm
afraid I was very cross yesterday,
Jairus. I didn't know what I was
saying. O, I never want to sec any
'You shall have a pair of your
own before I am a week 'older,' ex
claimed the feeble husband.
'O, no, no, no! I should be so
ashamed. I don't deserve them. I
I couldn't think of it. Indeed, in
deed, I wouldn't have you, Jarius
darling; I should feci just as if I had
begged for them.' But when Mr.
Templeton returned from the city
that night, as pretty a pair of soli
taire earrings as he could buy with
the bond'he sold, glittered in a vel
vet case marked with her name.
A3 he opened the case and held it
before her, Mrs. Templeton shud
dered, and turned her glance away
from the beautiful white sparkle,
and said they looked at her with
two great eyes of reproach, and she
ought uot to have them, and they
were as heavenly as twin stars. And
presently they were glittering in her
ears, and all the faintness and lan
guor wore gone, and sho was ruu
ning to the glass aud holding her
head ou this sidu aud on that, and
admiring herself and turuiug to her
husband for admiration, looking,
with her large liquid dark eyes, her
pale face, her perfect features, her
dazzling smile, all illumined by the
shining drops, as beautiful as the
most beautiful Juliet that was eycr
loved. And her husband felt twice
and a hundred times repaid for the
sacrifice of his little savings in the
only bond he had yet" been able tc
buy and lay by for the futuro by the
vision of hor and by the delighted
kisses she showered upon his lip
and tho warm embraces of the loni?
It waf. not once hut twenty times
that Mrs. Templeton looked at the
flash of her new splendors in the
mirror, took them out of her car.-
and put them back again, tangled
her hair in them so that her husband
might loosen them and he struck
afresh, as he did so, with the pale
pink sea3hcll of the ear, the curve, o
the throat, the exquisite oval of the
check; and she went at last to the
window aud shielded the pane witr
bcr hands while looking out and up
at the stars. 'I declare,' she said
'the glistening of Orion's belt is no
more splendid than my diamonds.
I never thought I should have dia
Nor did she have diamonds after
that one evening of ecstasy. The
little borough of Carleon was no
better than other places, and white
she stood at the window comparing
her gems with Orion's, a pair of en
terprising burglars, who at that mo
ment were not 'burgling,' chanced to
obtain a view of their opportunities
and they went through the houe
that night, and the diamonds wen'
through their lingers the next dax
Alas for Mrs. Templeton! I'
would have been idle for her to havr
another convulsion. Her husband
had not another bond for another
pair of stones. And so the mother
of the Gracchi conld not have played
a moro magnaiffhTOnffTrt than she
'O, what do I care for jewels!' she
cried, when Hetty ran over to sur
vey with her big pitying eyes
eyes much more beautiful than the
sparkle in her ears the scene of
ruin, where the burglars had left
their matches and eaten their cake,
and cold coffee 'what do I care for
jewels? They might have taken the
children. O, Hetty, how thankful 1
am they didn't take the children !
'As if,' said Hetty to her own bus
band afterward, 'any burglar under
heaven would want those horrid
Templeton children, the worst imp"
overborn of hysterics and temper!
Now if it had been our children,
'I think you had better tell her.
though, that your diamonds are only
Alaska crystal?,' said Louis. 'Pretty
bits of glass but only genuine glass,
that Uucle Roberts sent for mis
chief.' Well, I don't know but I will.
But I think I'll lend them to her to
wear to church on Easter first, for I
do want Clara Ilowman to win tier
earrings they'll be the only genuine
diamonds among us all. And she
brought him money enough tor Mr.
Bowman to afford her whatever she
wants; and I heard her lay the
wager with him myself that Mr"..
Templeton would wear a pair of
solitaires to church on Easter.'
A correspondent of the Omaha
lice, writing from Montana, under
date of Jau. 2d, among other things,
"But the roughs of the western
border began depredatious on so
ciety ; tho fortunate miner or mer
chant who had accumulated the
glittering metal desired to sec his
loved ones left behind, or business
called him to visit old haunts aud
old scenes. His journey to the
states through desert wastes and
mountain defiles awakened the
cupidity of the desperado, and he
was waylaid and shot for his money.
This created the necessity of good
men of all classes uniting in form
ing the vigilant committee, wIioko
rule was omnipotent, aud alrnont
ouu'IprCM-nt, there being no other
law or clliccrs of the law at that
time ; and to their credit, bf; it said,
duriur the time of their reign no
fatal mistakes were made. Many
were executed and others banished
for crime against the peace and
order of society ; not one wa un
justly dealt by. To all even-handed
justice was meicd. No technical
law quibbles or delays were known
or regarded. The leading thought,
which ran with great precision with
out circumlocution, was to get at
bottom facts aud .award justice.
And I hazard the assertion without
the fear of contradiction that no
where on "God'a groen earth," dur
ing the reign of the vigilantes could
you find a placo or country where
the rights of property or lifo wero
more highly regarded, and their
claims more duly respected than in
Montana. Under this rule lifo and
property wero absolutely secure,and
lawlessness was on its good be
havior. Would yon ask how was
this brought about i:; so wild, so
rude aud adventurous a region?
The answer is simple. The detec
tion, conviction and puuishtnunt of
crime followed swiftly, surely aud
unerringly. No technicalities, no
quibbles or deliys defeated the de
mands of justice.
And when tho United States
government sent judges to Montana
in 1S(5 or '( the first to greet thoso
judges and give them welcome and
co-operation were the vigilanco com
mittee. The old settlers of Mon
tana to-day sigh for the peace, order
aud justice which was so fully de
veloped during the reign of tho
vigilantes in their palmy days. Iu
these later days the true inwardness
of tho thief and scoundrel are be
ginning to develop and the techni
calities of law and the gabblo of
lawyers defeat the ends of justice
and rob the code of its penal force.
A new order of civilization is be
ginning to develop and crime goes
unwhipped of justice. But which
of the two civilizations is the greater
promoter of good society? I leavo
that to the who mcu who are con
ducting the trial of Guitcau. Had
Guiteau's crime been committed in
Montana during the reign of tho
vigilantes on the 2d of July, on the
4th of July, 1SSI, ho would have
been hung higher than Hainan at a
cost of geventy-tiyc cents for a ropp.
Nor would the world have been
disgusted or the government dis
graced by the rant and ravings of a
murderer and tho sickuing senti
mentality of ome effeminate creat
ures misnamed women, seeking for
Aneditor has to watch without
ceasing, if ho does not pray, when
he rubs around iu the company of
great mcu. The principal occupa
tion of great men these days is to
catch an editor aud stuff him with a
lot of nonsense and have him go off
and put it into his paper. Here is
our honest and genial contemporary,
Dr. Miller of tho Omaha Herald,
who likes great men, and goes down
to New York a few times every
year to see 'em, and pick up items.
They have been telling him during
his present visit to the national me
tropolis that all but $:!0,000,000 of
the $100,000,000 of silver that baa
been coined under the remonetiza
tion act is idie and that nobody
wants and nobody uses the accum
ulated surplus or ?7r.,000,000, and
the honest editor thinks it a great
shame and disgrace to go on making
dollars that nobody wants.
Our friend has been sold by tho
New York financiers. Tho govern
ment really owns but about $7,000,
000 of these $100,000000 of silver
coin. All the rest of it is really
held by private parties who have
taken it and deposited it in the
treasury for safe keeping, taking a
government certificate of deposit
for convenience and these certifi
cates circulate as money in the place
of silVer. So long a.s the people
want the silver aud take it at 100
cents on the dollar, it is not likely
that congress will order the coinage
stopped. It is true that it may he a
little inconvenient for the treasury
olhcials to store and take care of tho
silver left with them as a deposit.
Our heart bleeds for them some
times, but not for very long at a
time, since it unually occurs to us
that if the treasury officials are
overworked and worried, so that
they can't stand it any longer, it
would be a good joke for 'em to
resign, and let the patriotic gentle
men who are always surging around
Washington and overwhelming the
poor devils iu executive offices and
in congress for appointments, have
an opportunity to do a little hard
work in their turn and he cured of
their hankering after an ofiico.
Doubtlessly our government clerks
aud department chiefs arc over
worked. Give 'em frequent rests
by rotation in office and they per
haps will uot repine so much, while,
they toil and sweat over the silver
business. State Journal.
It all depends on how you look at
these ancestors. One little aristo
ciatic girl was boasting that hor
forefathers came over with the Pil
grims, when another wee maiden,
whose widowed mother had recently
married, said : "Shaw, go 'long with
your old duds. I've got a bran new
"No," said Mr. Ragbag, "I did not
hang up my stocking, hut 1 hung up
the barber for a shave, aud that paid
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