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VOL. XIIL-NO. 12.
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY. JDLY 19, 1882.
WHOLE NO. 636.
mammm .. v .
C. H. V.vnW yck, U. S. Senator, Neb
raska Cit .
Alvix Saiiniikks, U.S. Senator, Omaha.
K. Iv. Vali:v rixe, Hep.. AVe.-t Point.
T. .1. Majoks, Contingent Hep., Peru.
Aluixus Nance, Governor, Lincoln.
S..I. Alexander, Secretary of State.
John YValliehs, Auditor, Lincoln.
G. M. B.irtlctt, Treasurer, Lincoln.
CI. Dilwortli, Attorney-General.
W. V. W.Joiu't, Supt. Public Instruc.
C. J. Xobes, Warden oi Penitentiary.
cilVouIu?'' 1Wn IPectors.
J.O. Carter, Prison Physician.
II. P. Mathevson,Supt."ln8ane Asylum.
George II. Lake.) , . , T ,
AmasaCobb. Associate Judges.
S. Maxwell, Chief Justice,
kouktii .ti;iuciai. MSTKICT.
U. W. Post, Judire, York.
M. B. Hce&e. District Attorney, AVahoo.
M. B. Hoxie, Register, Grand Island.
Wm. Anyaii. Rt'i-eiver, (J rand Island.
State Senator. M. K. Turner.
" Representative, G. W. Lehman.
.1. G. Hiiiis. County Judge.
John Stauii'ci. County Clerk.
C. A. Newman, Clerk Dist. Court.
J. W. Early, Treasurer.
1). C. Kavanaugh, Slu-rill".
L.J. Criner. Surveyor.
M. I alter. 1
Joseph Rivet, J- Couutv Co
II. J. Hiid-on, )
lr. A . Heiiitz, "oroner.
J. K. Moiicriff Supi. of Schools.
Byron .Millet t, I , .- ,., r
W..M. Cornelius, I "st"ei.ortliePoacc.
J. IJ. JleasrhtT, Mavor.
A. It. C.illroth, Clerk.
J. B. Di'1-nian, Treasurer.
W.N. Hen-ley, Paliee Judge.
J. E. North, Engineer.
1st Ward John Rickly.
J. A. S'"hroeder.
2,1 Ward -Pat. Hays.
Vd Ward I. Rasmusscn.
A. A. Smith.
rAiimlUM PomI OIH'.;.
Open on .Sundays nun II a.m. to 12m.
and from l::tu to l i. m. Business
hours except Sunday ( a. m. to J5 r. M.
Eastern mail- close at 11 a.m.
Wc-tern mails close at -1:1."i.m.
.Mai! I-af- Coliunbu for Lost Creek,
Genoa, St. Edwards, Albion, Platte
Center, Ilmnphre, Madison and Nor
folk, every day (except Sundajs) at
4:'.V p. in. Arrives at ll:.".
For Shell Creek and Creston, on Mon
day and Fridays, 7 A. M., returning
at 7 r. M.. -ame days.
For Alexis. Patron and David City,
Tuesday-, Thursdiy.- and Saturdays,
1 i m .rrie- at It! M.
For Conkliiig Tuesdajs and Saturdays
7 a. m. Arri es p. lii. same ila s .
II. 1. Time Tlle
C:2." a. m.
11:00 a. m.
2:lsi p. m.
4:30 a. in.
2:011 p, m.
4:27 p. m.
0:00 j). m.
1:30 a. m.
. Eastward Hound.
Emigrant, No.G, leaves at
Pas-eng'r, " -1, " ".
Freight, " " " .
Freight, " 10, " " .
Freight , No. .", leaves at .
Pas-eng'r, " :5, 4
Freight, " !t, " " .
Emigrant, "7. " " .
Every day except Saturday the three
lines leading to Chicago connect with
II P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day, as
-hown by the following schedule:
.. N. & B. II. ROAD.
Time Schedule No. 4. To take effect
June 2, S1. For the government and
information of employees only. The
Company reserve- the right to vary
therefrom at pleasure. Trains daily,
Outward Hound. Inward Hound.
Columbus 4 ::W i.m. Norfolk 7:20 a.m.
LostCreek.ri:21 " Munson 7:47 "
PI. Centre 5:42 " Madison .S:2 "
IIumphrev(i;2." " Humphrev!:05
Madison '.7:04 " PI. Centre 9:48 '
3Iunson . 7:43 " Lo-tCreeklO.O!) "
Norfolk .. 8:04 Coluinbusl0:."t5 "
Columtuis 4:45 r.M. Albion ... 7:43 a.m.
LostCreek:i:31 St.Edward8:30 "
Genoa ... 0:10 " Genoa !t:14 "
St.Edward7:(K) " LostCreek!:.r9 "
Albion . 7:47 " Columbusl0:45 "
B. & .M. TIME TABLE.
Leaves Columbus, .ri:4."iA. M.
" Bellwood U:l "
" David Citv, 7.20 "
" Garri-on, 7:40 "
Uly-ses, S:2-" "
Staplehur.-t, S:.Vi "
" Rubv, !):-"0 "
" Plea-ant Dale, 10:45 "
" Emerald, 11:10 "
Arrives at Lincoln, 11:50 M.
Leaves Lincoln at 12:50 i m. and ar
rives in Columbu- 7:00i m.
Make- close connection at Lincoln for
all points east, west and south.
h. r tiers &. no,
"Waon 3ruldei s3
'cw Itrlrk Shop opposite llrlntz's Dnip Store.
ALL KINDS OF WOOD AND IRON WORK ON
WAGONS AND BUGGIES DONE
ON SHORT NOTICE.
Eleventh Street, Columbus, Nebraska.
S. J. HARMOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new house, newl- furnished. Good
accommodations. Board by day or
week at reasonable rates.
ZSTSetu a. Fii-wt-Cla Table.
Meals, 25 Cts. Lodgings 25 Ct8.
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor.
53"Wholesale nnd Retail Dealer in For
eign Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub
lin Stout, Scotch and English Ales.
tg Kentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OYSTERS in their season, by the case
can or dish.
Utk Street, Soutk of Depot.
TK. CARL. SCIIOTTE,
Office at Dowty. Weaver & Co's store.
A ADERSOiV A. KOCn,
BANKERS, Collection, Insurance and
Loan Agents, Foreign Exchange and Pas
sage Tickets a specialty.
pOKXEI.IUS A NUI.IVAi-V
Up-stairs in Gluck Building, 11th street,
Above the New bank.
TJ J. HU1MOIV,
12th Street, 2 door went of Hammond Iloase,
pvR. M. 1. THVKSTO.,
Olh'cc over corner of 11th and North-st.
All operations first-class and warranted.
1I1ICAOO BARIIEK SHOP!
HENRY WOODS, Prop'k.
l3J"Evcrything in first-class style.
Also keep the best of cigars. 510-y
KKK Ac rekdek,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Ollice on Olive St., Columbus, Nebraska.
G. A. IIULLHORST, A. M., M. D.,
11 OMEOl'A Till C 1'IIYSI CI AN,
H3Two Blocks south of Court House.
Telephone communication. ft-ly
Tif r, .ni'KRS, ji. i
"Will attend to all calls night and
Office with O. F. Merrill, east of A & N.
A TTORNEYS A T LA W,
Oflice up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing. 11th St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
- 1. KVAIVS, xM. .,
PHYSICIAN tl- SURGEON.
ypiT Front room, up-stairs in Gluck
building, above the bank, 11th St. Cills
aii-wureu night or day. ii-tim
J. M. MACKAKLANl, B. It. COWDKKY,
Attcxey isl Kstary ror e. ,csuer.:r.
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE
MAC1 ARbAND & COWDERY,
Columbus, : : : Nebraska.
Tf II. RUSCIII-
llth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store,
SelU Harness, Saddles, Collars, "Whips,
Blankets, Curry Combs, Brushes, etc.,
at the lowest possible prices. Repairs
promptly attended to.
Justice of the Peace and
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Columbus
Nebraska. N. B. He will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to him. 248.
T GUIS SCHREIBER,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Buggies, Wagons, etc., made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
SQTShop opposite the " Tattcrsall,"
Olive Street. s"25
AtiNER A WESTCOTT,
Are prepared to furnish the public w'th
good teams, buggies and carriages for all
occasions, especially for funerals. Also
conduct a feed and sale stable. 49
TAMES PEARS ALL
IS PRKI'AKKD, WITH
To remove houses at reasonable
rates. Give nim a call.
"vroTiCK xo xi:aciii:rs.
J. E. Moncrief, Co. Supt.,
Will be in his ofllcc at the Court House
on the first Saturday of each
month for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certificates, and
for the trausactton of any other business
pertaining to schools. 6(J7-y
1'ROrKIKTOK OK THK
OHTTsTAiUAIVS STOTMg !
Dealer in Chinese Teas, Handkerchiefs,
Fans, and French Goods.
12th and Olive Sts., Columbus, Neb.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plans and estimates supplied for either
frame or brick buildings. Good work
guaranteed. Shop on 13th Street, near
St. Paul Lumber Yard, Columbus, Ne
braska. f2 Cmo.
Wines, Ales, Cigars and Tobacco.
JSTSchilz's Milwaukee Beer constant
ly on hand.fRT
Eleventh St., Columbus, Neb.
Drs. MITCHELL & XABTTN,
UEJICAL l SIS&IUL IKIIM.
Surgeons O., N. & H. H. H. H.,
Asst. Surgeons U. T. H'y,
JS. MURDOCK & SON,
Carpenters and Contractors.
Have bad an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Our motto is, Good work and
fair prices. Call and give us an oppor
tunitytoestimateforyou. lTShop on
13th St., one door west of Friedhof &
Co's. store, Columbus, Nebr. 483-y
Mrs. M. S. Drake
HAS JUST RECEIVED A LARGE
SPRING AD SU9I91ER
HILU1EBY AID FAICY
T3T A FULL ASSORTMENT OF EV
ERYTHING BELONGING TO A
ERY STORE. J
Nebraska Avenue, two doors north of the
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL,
OF FTC E, COL UMB US. NEB.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
. MUMS. 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 Pacific
R. R. Lands for sale at from $3.00 to $10.00
per acre for cash, or on five or ten years
time, in annual payments to suit pur
chasers. We have also a large and
choice lot of other lamls, improved and
unimproved, for sale at low price and
on reasonable terms. Also business and
residence lots in the city. We keep a
complete abstractor title to all real es
tate in Platte County.
Patent Roller Process
ALWAYS GIVES SATISFACTION,
Because it makes a superior article of
bread, and is the cheapest flour
in the market.
Every sack warranted to run alike, or
HERMAN OEHLRICH & BRO.,
DKALKR 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
Goods UellTered Free to
part or the City.
I AM ALSO AOENT 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.
CAIuH AHD IXARH PRICES.
Cor. Thirteenth and K Streets, near
A. & N. Depot.
Two little shoes
Out at tb toes.
Whtro"or mother goMt
So'lcd gingham dress.
Put on jut now
Thcv do KCt to dirty,
Xo one knows how;
Little bluck face.
Mack each wee hand
B s -n makln? mud plea,
And plityinfr in sand.
Doiir, precious head,
Touseled and roujrh;
Bright, laujfhlns eyes.
Can't see enough:
This Is our baby
Two Uttle feet.
Rosy and bare:
Two chubby hiinds.
Folded In prayer;
Th- d little head.
PnrK-riiigfd with hair;
Dimpled nml fair:
Hoavv with sleep;
Silvrv swiH.'t voice.
Lisphijf: "Father us keep;
This is our baby
ONE STICK AT A TIME.
Cominjj home from school one day, I
found a large pile of wood before our
"There's work for vou, Willie," said
Ned Blake, the boy who was with me.
"Your father had better do as my
father does, hire a man to get it in. It
is too much for a boy. mother says; and
it will take the whole of Wednesday
afternoon. You will have no time for
play. No, Will, 1 would not do that, I
This was the substance of Ned's talk,
as we stood before the wood pile; and
the more he said, the higher it grew.
By the time he left me. I began to think
niyself a poorly used boy, indeed.
"There is work for you, Willie,"
said mother, as I sidled into the kitchen.
" Did you see that beautiful wood at the
gate as you came iu?"
' I should think I did!" I muttered
to myself, but saying nothing aloud,
only asking how father was. He was
ill, and had been for many mouths; and
the family funds, I knew, wore becom
It is a monstrous pile," I at length
said, getting a glimpse of it from the
" So much the better for us, Willie,"
said mother, cheerfully. "A long win
ter is before us, you know."
Dinner was soon ready, the table
spread in the littlo kitchen, and father
was helped out from the adjoining room
by his two little daughters, one on each
side. Father and mother sat down to
our frugal nioal with thankful hearts, I
am sure; the girls chatted as usual,
while I sat brooding over that "awful
woodpile." I am afraid my chief dish
was a dish of pouts. Father asked me
several tjustions, but I took no part in
the pleasant table-talk.
"Well, my boy," said father, after
dinner, " there's that wood to be put in.
No school this afternoon, so you have
time enough. You had better do it the
"It will take tbe whole afternoon," I
said, coldly. " The boys are going nut
ting." Iwas not sure of this, but anything
in the way of an objection to the wood.
My father said nothing. Dear, dear
father! God forgive me for wounding
"Mother," I said, following her into
the pantry, "Ned Blake's father hires a
man to got his wood in. His mother
thinks it is too much for a boy to do.
Why does not father hire one?"
"Ah!" said my mother sadly, "the
Blakes are better off than we. Yourpoor
Tears came into her eyes. She stopped.
Mary ran iu where we were, and I, half
ashamed of myself, escaped out of the
Still, Ned Blake's words rankled in
me, and I thought it was too bad; nor
did the brisk west wind blow off the
fumes of the foolish grumbling which
made a coward of me. 1 sat down on
the wood-block with nry hands in my
poekets, and shutllcd m- feet among the
chips in sour discontent.
" It is such a monstrous pile," I said
to myself a dozen times.
Presently out came mother. I jumped
"Willie," sue said, cueerlullv, "l
would go to work
soon retit in."
It U s monstrous mntlior " T nid
in a self-pitving tone. "It will take me
forever, and half kill me in the bargain."
" Forever is a long, long while," she
said. "Come, let us look at tho pile.
It is big, but all vou have to do is to
Like a stick at "a time. That will not
, urt you, Willie, I am sure only one
'ick at a time; yet one stick at a time
-vill make that pile vanish quicker than
on think for, Willie. Try it, now."
There was a kindness and yet a deci
sion in my mother's tones which were
irresistible. She could put even hard
things, or what we thought hard, in a
rerv achievable light.
"Only one stick at a time!" I cried,
Jumping up and following her. Really,
he pile seemed already to lessen under
1111s new moue ot attack. "Univ one
stick at a time!
What need of a man '
to do that? One stick at a time! If
Ned Blade could not do that, he was a
Ah! and a poor tool he proved to be.
My mother had got my metal up, and I
boldly went to work.
"tattler," said I, bolting into the
house at a later hour in the afternoon,
all'in a glow, " please tell me what time
"Eight minutes after throe," an
swered he, looking at his watch.
"Whew!" I shouted, "and the pile is
Never did I feel such a strong and
joyous sense of the power of doing
Finding my mother, I put my arm around
her neck and said: "Mother, I was a
naughty boy. but 'one stick at a time '
has cured me."
1 did not then know the full valuo of
the lesson I had learned. Years of la
bor successful labor have sinee tested
and amply proved its value. When yoar
work looks insurmountable and you
seem to have no heart to take hold of it,
as work many a time will, remember, it
is only one stick at a time, and go at it.
noHon aome journal.
The Queerest Village ia the World.
All the boys and girls who have
studied geography know what a singu
lar country Holland is; that it is as flat
as a dinner-plate, and away down below
the level of the sea, with "dykes or em
bankments built up all around, to keep
the water from coming in a green, lev
el land, cut up bv canals, so that you
can travel about in that way as naturally
as we do on roads.
Holland means "muddy or marshy
land," and Netherlands, "low coun
tries." or "lowlands." There is not
11 mountain, not a rock; and the only
heights to bo seen anywhere are lines of
sand-hills, or dunes which the wind
and other agencios have formed in some
places along the coast. So wild ani
mals, no wild birds, no wild flowers, no
woods, no groves; but only green mead
ows crossed by the canals, trim littla
villages and busy cities, sand-wastes
and the dykes, beyond which is the sea,
ready to break in if a yard of the em
bankment should give way -which.how-ever,
the inhabitants take care shall
The Hollanders are the neatest peo
ple in the world; and that briugs me to
what I set out to tell you about There
is a little town, or village, in that coun
try, a few miles from Amsterdam, called
Broek, pronounced brook. "Broek in
It has been famous, nobody can tell
how long, for its cleanliness; and not
only that, but for the fauciful style of
the houses and yards and gardens and
streets. The people, though only
peasants, are all rich, and all feel a
pride in their town; it seems to be the
great business of their lives to keep
their houses freshlv painted, their ear
dens in perfect onler, and their yards
and streets as cle:m as a parlor.
No carts are allowed in the streets
and no cattle. Though tho raising of
stock and making butter and cheese is
their occupation, a stranger would
never imagine that there wero any cat
tle in the region, unless he went to the
beautiful green meadows back of tho
houses, or the stables out there whero
the cows are kept in stalls scrubbed and
washed like a kitchen.
The streets are too line and nice for
the feet of animals to step on; all paved
with polished stones, intermingled with
bricks of different colors, and kept so
scrupulously clean that a lady could
walk anywhero in white satin slippers.
Every" house has a little yard in front,
but noshrubs, or vines, or flowers in it,
or even a tuft of grass. They are all
carefully paved with colored stones in
the figures of animals, or birds, or trees,
or tulips, or something in designs which
make one think of some of the mon
strosities one sometimes sees in hearth
rugs, such as scarlet bears, green
horses, blue trees and the like.
The houses are painted iu the bright
est colors, just as the owner fancies; in
vermilion, pea-green, pink, purple,
orange, or anything else that is gay and
gorgeous and queer; and the roofs are
covered with tiles varnished till they
shine like new silver.
Every day tho stones in the yard aro
washed and" polished, and slippers are
placed at the door so that any one go
ing in, stranger or dweller there, must
take off his boots or shoes before setting
foot in the house. Inside, everything
is as clean as constant scrubbing and
rinsing and painting and varnishing
and rubbing and polishing can make it.
The floors, of black and vellow marble
inlaid, are kept slippery as glass from
so much friction; all "the wood-work
glistens, and everything that is made of
metal is dazzling as burnished brass.
There is nothing in all the world like it.
There are large gardens between the
houses, where there are trimly laid-out
beds of such choice flowers as tulips
. and hyacinths and the rarest of bulbs;
1 and aft about are" set up images as gro-
I tesque as heathen idols; and these are
in keeping with the strangeness of ev
The people have but little to do with
the rest of the world, but to stay at
home and paint and varnish and scrub
I and keep clean. But the3' treat every
body well who goes there, and certainly
if there is one queer village that is bet
ter worth visiting than any other, it
must be Brock. Youth'' s Companion.
One Way to Learn.
Rufus was but fifteen, yet he had been
a year and more at work in Mr. John
son's store. He came home very tired
every evening running up stairs and
down so much, and handling over gro
ceries of all sorts.
" I wish I had studied harder when I
was in school. Uncle Edward," he said
one night; " but 1 don't feel much like
taking up a book after my day's work
is done. I don't know how those won
derful boys managed we read about
who learned so much in their spare
" You may learn a good deal, Rufus,
every, day, and that, too, without any
painful application. It will not wear
in the least, but, on the con
will be rather inspiring and
Cheering. 1 he Way it IS
cheering. The way it is done is this
Get ,nto lhe, h:lb,t of Utng ove
everything that goes on about you.
Events and people pass before the
, view of the majority, leaving as little
impression as the rolling clouds. The
, ?n'y thmS that seems to awaken this
listless attention is the prospect of 'hav
ing some fun.' That is well enough in
its place; but it cannot be made the
business of life, nor of the spare mo
ments of life, if we would ever amount
to much here.
"A thoughtful boy is, by all odds,
the one to make the most of himself and
to stand in the highest esteem. It will
take you a little while to form the habit,
but every fresh effort will make your
powers of mind more wide awake, and
stronger for the next opportunity.
ou CttU earn even from things that are
1 pieasing in memseivcs. xi a man comes
J into the store with a rough, coarse way
01 speaking and acting, j-ou can take a
mental note of that man, and determine
that you will cultivate quite a different
style. When a tipsy youth steps in,
and talks in hit maudlin, silly manner,
there is a temperance lecture for you.
If some one else manages a piece of
work more skillfully than yourself, take
a sharp look at his method, and learn
his 'sleight of hand.' It will be a great
deal more profitable all your life than
to learn a dozen funny tricks. If you
hear people conversing upon subjects
on which it is well to be informed, give
attention to their remarks, and store
away the points in j-our memory. It
is surprising how much one may gain
from conversation if he will but learn
to sift out the wheat from the chaff.
You can learn much from thoughtful
reading of good papers, also, and it will
rest instead of tiring you. So, don't
give up the ship, Rufus. and conclude
your education must stop because you
work hard all' day. You are acquiring
an excellent practical education in your
store work, and it will be easy to double
its value, if you but adopt the attentive,
Strange freaks of vandalism were
performed in Harrisburg, Pa., a few
nights since by some mischievous
scamps. They consisted of removing
and carrying away the plates from afl
the water and gas shops on the pave
ments along several streets, chipping
wooden door-steps with knives ana
piling loose bricks in the gutters.
There are 9,000 saloons in New
York. If placed side bv side in a direct
liae they would extend a distauce of
good deal of amusement has bean
caused in dry-goods trade circles daring
tho past few days by the leaking out of
a little story at the expense of two
young gentlemen who aro widely and
favorably known in the trade. The
father of these young men is a promi
nent Market street merchant, noted for
his large wealth, shrewd business abili
ty and great economy, particularly in
tno matter of wearing appareL Tho
sons, who are models of elegance and
taste in dress, hvo for a long time
borne a particular antipathy to a certain
venerable coat which lias clung to their
respected parent for many years, and
often tried by persuasion to induce him
to sell it to the rag-man and buy a new
one, but the old gentleman's invariable
reply was: "You poys shpend nionej
enough for clothes for one family. Dis
rrnnt. 10 rrtrt anAiii.li 4rr. mn At
length, knowing their father's fondness
ior a bargain, tliey thought of a ruse by
which to induce him to lay off the ola
garment and get a now one. Taking
the coat which tho father had worn they
went to their tailor and instructed him
to take it as a pattern as to size and to
lit and make the finest coat he could.
"We will," said one of them, "get
father down here on some pretense or
other ami then you must sell him that
coat. No matter what ho offers, you
take it and we'll pay you the balance."
In due time the sous received word that
the coat was finished price eighty dol
lars. The next morning at breakfast
the eldest son casually remarkod: "Fa
ther, you will be going near the tailor's
to-day, ami I wish you would stop and
tell him to be sure and send home my
uew coat to-day for I have a party to
auenti to to-nignt.
" Very vellmy son, I vill do so, but
1 don't see wiat you poys vant with so
Tho old gentleman delivered his mes
sage, and tho tailor's opportunity had
come. Fingering tho venerable garment,
ho remarked, persuasively: "You
ouerht to have a new coat. It is a shame
for a rich man like you to wear such an
old garment as that."
"Tank you very much;
but this goat
is good enough for me.
"I have got something," persisted
tho tailor, " that I believe will tit you,
and it is the greatest bargain that" you
ever heard of. I made it for a cus
tomer, but it was a misfit. The priee
of that coat." saiil the tailor, producing
tho garment, "is eighty dollars, but it
won't f;t the man I made it for, and I'll
let vou have it for next to nothing. Try
The coat was tried on, and proved a
"You'll never get such a bargain
again if j-ou live a hundred years," said
the tailor. "You may have that coat
for forty dollars.
" I'll gifl you twenty-five," said the
old merchant, who knew cloth when he
Carning his old coat in a bundle, the
purchaser went out arrayed in the cighty
At supper that night he appeared in
the familiar old coat and in excellent
good humor. To his sous he said: "I
made a nice little thing to-day. Ven I
vasatthe tailors I bought" goatr a
nice, fine goat The price vas eighty
dollars, but I got it for twenty-fivVdol-lars.
I put it on and had not gone a
square pefore I met a friend. He no
ticed my new goat and sphoke about it,
and I told him about how I got it so
sheap. He offered me thirty dollars for
the goat and I took itmade five dol
lars in fife minutes."
"Yes." said the sons, dolefully, in
chorus, "you've made five dollars," and
we have lost forty-five." Then they
explained. "My gracious! that is pad,"
said the old man, when he compre
hended the situation: "but let dis be a
lesson to you, my shildren. Never dry
to deceive your fader." Philadelphia
The Sinking of the Jeannette.
The New York Herald prints a letter
giving Lieutenant Danenhower's ac
count of tho adventures of the Jeannette
until after the vessel sank. Of the last
hours of the vessel he says:
"About three p. m. Machinist Lee
reported the ice coming through the
bunkers, and tho Captain immeTliaUly
ordered, 'Lower away!' men having
been previously stationed at the boats7
falls and some provisions put on the ica.
Melville immediately contradicted the
report, and the Captain delayed tho or
der. Thus the ship lay for two hours
and a half, the pressure of the ice relax
ing at times and the ship almost right
ing. Then again she would be hove over
to twenty-three degrees, and we felt sure
there was no longer any hope for her, for
she would not lift There was nothing
ia the world to be done to assist her at that
time. We had to depend upon her
shape. I have forgotten to tell vou that
she, of course, floated much higher than
when we entered the pack, an3 that led
us to hope that she would lift easier in
the nip, for the pressure of the ice
would be below the point her Bides
commenced to tumble home. On the
starboard side, while she was heeling,
the nip was felt on her timber heads,
which were the weakest parts of the
frame, but on tho port side sho was
Eressod below the turn of the bilge,
er fate was practically decided the mo
ment we found she would not lift and a
large amount of provisions and clothing
was then placed on the ice in readiness
for the catastrophe
" W hen the order was given to aban
don the ship her hold was full of water;
and as she was heeling twenty-three de
grees to starboard at tho time that tho
water was on the lower side of the Spar
deck, I hope that our friend, the Lomfcn
Standard, will not now think that we
deserted her and left her adrift in the
Arctic, as was stated in one of the is
sues of that paper. We had a laro-o
quantity of provisions on the ice about
a hundred yards from the ship, but Mr.
Dunbar, who was alive to the occasion,
advised the shifting of these to an adja
cent and more favorable floe piece. It
took us till eleven p. m. to eflect the re
moval. We also had three boats name
ly, tho first cutter, second cutter and the
whaleboat As soon as Dr. Ambler had
looked out for Chipp he relieved me at
mv cost and I went to work with n
sled p:irty, which I had been detailed
previously to command. The order was
given to camp and get coffee, so we
E itched our tent abreast of the whale
oat and I set about fitting out for the
"About four o'clock I was awakened
by Seaman Kuehne calling his relief,
Fireman Bartlett, who was in our tent
Kuehne called to Barlett that the ship
was sinking, and the latter jumped to
the tent door and saw the span of the
Jeannette after the hull was below the
surface. We heard the crash, but those
were the only two men who saw the
vessel disappear. It was said that the
ice first closed upon her, then relaxing,
allowed the wreck to sink; the yards
caught aoross the ico and broke off. but
being hold by the lifts and braces were
carried down depth, thirty-eight fath
oms, as I remember. The next morning
the Captain and others visited the spot
and found only one cabin chair and a
few pioces of wood all that remained
of our old and good friend the Jean
nette, which for many months had en
dured the embrace of the Arctic mon
ster. The Jeannette sank about four
o'clock on the morning of Monday,
A Town-Meeting Episode.
An incident of last "Monday's town
meeting will be long remembered by
those who were present aud is well
worthy of being preserved in print. It
was a scene alike dramatic and affecting
and onco again proved that
"Pity and need make all llosh kin."
For hours had discussion been in prog
ress as to various appropriations needed
for carrying on tho town government,
and ultra-economists wore working with
all their power to have things ligured
down to tneir lowtt notch. At last was
reached tho article relating to a e'aim
against tho town by an old and re
spected citizen for damage to his land
by reason of water washing sand from
a hill down upon it The committee
appointed at a previous meeting to in
vestigate the claim reported than ten
dollars would cover the damage, and
that sum was just about to be ordered
when tho claimant tottered to his feet
and leaning with the weight of over
eighty yeais upon his cane with feeble
broken voice begged permission to
speak. Ho said he was so deaf that not
one word had he heard of what had been
going on around him for hours, lint now
some one had given him to understand
his claim was under discission. Then
he went on to tell what he had do'ie a
half-century ago to build up the town,
aud his"eves flashed with prido and his
lean form straightened as he spoke;
how all the Lest years of his life
had been spent in Westlield; how
he had served the town in various
capacities, and nowt'.-at misfortune and
old age had come upon him, and he had
but brief time at most to live, he simply
a!:ed his fellow citizens to do him just
ice. He talked for a considerable time,
and with the simplicity of second-childhood
told his sorrows and his past deeds
over aud over again. But tho voters
listened patiently.and there were tears in
many eves while he spoke. Hardly had
the final word dropped from the trem
bling lips when came quickly motions,
from men who had been eagerly wait
ing the opportunity, to make the award
"$.50." "!?75," "S100." The moder
ator ruled that only by unanimous con
sent could such motions he entertained,
as the money would be nracticallv a
gift from the town. A rising vote was
called for on the $100 motion, and every
person in the hall rose to his feet, in
cluding tho aged man himself, who,
not knowing what every one stood up
for, arose with the rest "The selectmen
at once drew an order in the applicant's
favor and Treasurer Chace handed him
S100 in bills while the audience cheered
again and again. With a "God bless
VOU. irentlemeii " the furnd mnn t.iit.tnrod
from the hall, and after the episode, was
resumed attempts at cheese-paring
economy by the very men who but a
few moments before had so gladly
given away $100. Westfield (3o.) Cor.
Sugar Meal Milk.
For some time past house-keepers
have been complaining of the poverty
of the milk with which their milkmen
have been supplying them, and it was
more than suspected that the distribu
ters of the lacteal fluid were resorting to
the water hydrants more than usuaT in
order to make their supply go over a
greater number of customers than it
otherwise would. For once, however, a
grievous injury has been done the much
defamed milk peddler.
A reporter of the Journal had a con
versation on the milk subject with a gen
tleman from a point from which "one
hundred cans of milk are shipped daily
to this city, from whom he learned the
real cause of the evil. In reply to the
innuirvif ho could advnneft am- ihonrr
to account for the deterioration" of milk,
" Why, do you not know that the
farmers have got a new article of food
for their cattle? They are feeding their
cows with sugar corn-meal, which has
the effect of making them give ever so
much more milk, but it is not nearly so
good quality, and does not make either
cream or butter. The new article of
food is what is left after the glucose is
taken out. It is shipped by the car
load from the glucose factories, and
is now being used by farmers instead
of corn-meal. A lare number of the
farmers all over the State are usino- it,
as it only costs one-sixth tho price of
corn-meal, and it makes more milk.
The3r say the stuff is quite wholesome,
but to see it you would not think so.
You could not sit in the wagon with it.
It seems to me very much like swill
feeiL When it is kept for a few days
it gets quite sour and unfit to be
used. It is then just like manure. At
first the cows will not take it all by itself,
and i- has to be mixed with corn
meal, but they soon get used to it
and come to take it readily by
itself. At first the farmers made it
about one-third of the feed. but. as
the coni-iueal got scarce, thev kent
increa-s ng the quantity till tliey
feed it now entirely that is, those who
sell their milk, for, as it will not
yield jutter, it will not pay for those
who m.ike that article to use it The
milk from it yields about twenty-five
per cent, less "butter than milk from
corn-meal. At first the milk-dealers in
the city grumbled at the poverty of the
milk, but as the farmers told them that
wunoui ii milk wouiu i,e very scarce
and dear now, they connived at its use,
and the consumer is the sufferer. It
gives tho milk a thin, poor appearance,
but the dealers in the city color it with
anr tto, a vegetable substance. That,
however, colors the buttermilk, so that
it cannot be used, and the factory peo
ple have got some other oily substance
that has the same effect, but I don't
know what it is. The new feed is not
anything like as good Tor fattening pur
poses. When dried it is just like chaff,
and there is nothing to it Still, the
farmers who use it have very fat cattle.
Grass is scarce this season, it has been
so cold. Scarcely any one has turned
out his cattle yet, and I suppose that in
creases the use of the sugar meal. I
would not say that the milk from it is
unwholesome I don't know enough
about it for that, but it is a poor article.
It does not change the appearance of
the milk any, except that it has not that
.yellow, creamy appearance that milk
will have after standing a little. It is
to give it that tinge that the annotto is
used. Annotto is not unwholesome. It
is used to give butter a good color in
winter, when otherwise it would have
a white, lardy appearance. Chicago
FACTS AND FIGURES.
During the past year upward of tea
thousand deer have been killed in Jack
son County, Oregon.
We remind the man who complains
of alack of interesting reading that
there are published in this country, apart
from books, 10,611 periodicals. Chris
The only railroad in Yucatan, Mex
ico, charges ten cents per ton per mils
for carrying freight, and is said to to
earning about fifty per cent per annual
on its entire cost
Tho lowest average price for ri n
ning a locomotive last year was 12, 52
cents per mile. This was on the Illinois
Central. Tho cost of fuel is forty to fity
per cent of tho expense.
American shoe manufacturers can
thank their lucky stars that thev aro not
doing business in Spain. WithlA the
past year the tax on the shoo trado of.
that country has been increased 8(10 per
Los Angeles County, California,
produced hist year 2,118,500 gall&ns of
wine, and 282,250 of brandy. As It
takes live gallons of wine to mako a gal
lon of brand, the total wine prod JCtioa
would be 3,5"29,750. Chicago Tinyes.
Pure alcohol is now prcscrited by
many physicians in preference to whis
ky, wine, beer, etc. To uso a standard
alcohol is believed to insure an accuracy
of treatment which cannot be hai with
articles which contain the spirit in un
certain quantities. It is thought im
portant not to disguise the taste of tho
alcohol in any way, in order that the
patient may feel that he is taking it ns a
medicine and not as a beverage. N. Y.
The spring clip of California wool
is now coming forward quite freely, and
a large business is anticipated. Tho
product for the last twelve years is giv
en at 466;906.700 pounds, showing a
valuo of $86,861,700. Tho largest prod
uct was in 1876, aggregating 56,550,000
pounds. Two years filter It was only
41,402,000. It was then 48,000.000
pounds for two years, and last year it
was 43,000,000 pounds.
The recent census of Canada shows
the nativity of its population as follows:
Born in Ontario, 1,467,988; in Quebec,
1,327,809; in Nova Scotia, 420.0S8; in
New Brunswick, 283,265; in Prince Ed
ward Island. 101,017; in the territories,
58,430; in British Columbia. 32,275; in
Manitoba, 19,590. The total Canadian
born is thus shown to bo 3,715,492. The
foreign born number 609,318, including
185,526 from Ireland, 169,504 from
England and Wales, and 145,162 from
Scotland. Tho United States is cred
ited with 77,753, and Germany with
Seth Green says that the distribu
tion of salmon trout for this season haa
closed. He has shipped a total of 1,
254,000 youn fry to the following wa
ters: Lake Keuka, Otsego Lake, Green
wood Lake, Sand Pond, Chatcaugay
Lake, Fnlton chain of lakes. Rainbow
Lake, Owasco-Lake, Lonr Pond. Bound
Lake. Lake Pleasant, Lake George,
Canandaigua Lake, Upper Saranae Lake,
Seneca Lake, Hemlock Lake, Big Mock
Lake, Goshen reservoir, and Conesu3
Lake. The introduction of the Call-
fornia mountain trout he considers one
of the greatest successes and benefits
A writer in the London Lancet gives
the following statistics of travel; Of
1,563,644 persons who left Europp for
New York between 1870 and 1880, 3,518
died in transit, the average duration- of
Sassage being 13 days 12 hours. Of) 1-.-74
persons who embarked on 15 sjhips
in 1880. 37 died. One ship, carrying
1,331 emigrants, lost 13 in tho course of
a 16 days' voyage. All were submitted
to medical examination and passed as
healthy at the start The figures yeem
to show that in crossing tho ocean a nnan
is about a hundred times more likely to
lose his life by disease than by ship
wreck. WIT AND WISDOM.
Tho Yonkers (N. Y.) Slutesjiian
discusses "Women as Wives." The
idea scem3 very feasible. Norristown
Vassar girls eat milk with potatoes.
If this valuable information doesn't in
terest you, nothing but an attack of
delirium tremens would.- Boston Post.
Chicago girls have discovered, it is
said, that by keeping five or six beans
in tho mouth the voice is given an
"aristocratic family accent" -Boston
"And now," shouts an excited ex
change, "where shall wo look for in
dependence?" There's your mother-in-law
and tho palace-car porter, sir.
"What building is that?" asked a
stranjrer of a boy. pointing to a school-
house. "That?" said the boy. " Whv,
that's a tannery!" And he feelingly
rubbed his back as he passed on.
He was wealthy but penurious, and
this is what he said to the suitor for hii
daughter's hand: " Yes, you can have
her. But you must elope with her. I
can't afford the expense of a swell
wedding, and the romance of the elope
ment will make up for tho lack of show
and we'll save $500 on expenses.
A young man who went to the cir
cus, and stepped too near a monkey's
cage, had his arm seized and savagely
jerked by one of the monkeys. Ho
would have escaped safely if he had not
said: " It is merely a monkey wrench,"
but when they heard that, the infuriated
crowd threw him into the lion's cage.
To a poetess the Chicago Tribune
writes: "It will be impossible to print
your poem about the roses true and tho
violets blue that bloom in the grassy
dell, and tho little birds that sweetest
words of love in their chirpings tell.
We have a large line of dell and blue
bird poetry on hand this spring that waa
carried over from last year."
A Western editor offered a prize c
$50 and a year's subscription for tho
best written proposal of marriage from
a lady. He picked out a nice proposal
from a beautiful and wealthy widow,
answered it accepting the proposal, and,
with the threat of a breach of promise
suit, actually captured her. Editors
may not acquire wealth by writing
twenty-three hours a day, but when
their genius takes the right shoot they
procure the persimmons. Boomerang.
Henry Watterson of the Louisville
Courier-Journal understands that this
isn't the age of either Washington, Jef
ferson or Jackson. It is the age of the
8 resent. We are glad that Hen has en
ghtened us upon this subject We got
the idea in our head somehow that this
was an age of "cheek," whero merit
must take a back seat and lunch on the
cold leavings of the brass-plated frauds.
If this is an age of the present, we are
thankful to know it and as much mors
as Mr. Watterson can spare without dis
aommoding himself. Bloomington Eui,
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