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M. K. TTJRuSTER & CO.
Proprietors and Publishers.
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n Journal Building.
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Consultations in German and English.
Telephones at office and residences.
COLUMBUS, - NEBRASKA.
f WILSON, HI. .i
PHYSI CI AN &SUR GEON.
niseates of women and children a spe
cially CountP physician. Office former-
occupied SyUr.Bonesteel. Telephone
E,1,A. ASHBAUOH, ...
On corner of Eleventh and North streets,
over Ernst's hardware store.
pOKKELIVM Sc SULLIVAN,
Up-stairs in Gluck Building, 11th street,
Above the Sew bank.
TT J. HJlSOI
12th Street. 2 doors west or Hammond IIobm,
Columbus, Neb. 491-y
J . REEDER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office on Olive St., Columbus, Nebraska
V. A. MACEEN,
Foreign and Domestic Liquors and
llth street, Columbus, Neb.
A TTORNE YS AT LAW,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build
iim. llth St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
NOTARY PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCER.
Keens a full line of stationery and school
supplies, and all kinds of legal forms.
Insures against lire, lightning, cyclone
nml tornadoes. Office in Powell's Block,
J. M. MACKAKLAND,
Atursoj asiHettry Fatre;
B. R. COWDERY,
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE
Columbus. : : : Nebraska.
1 I KlIttNKK, HI.
(Successor to lr. CO. A.llullhorst)
HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN AND
Ke-Milar graduate of two medical col
leges. Office Olive St., one-half block
north of Hammond House. --ly
J. J. ItlAUOHAZV,
Justice, County Surveyor, Notary,
Land and Collection Agent.
grPartics desiring surveying done can
notifv me bv mail at Platte Centre, Neb.
np 11. KUSCHE
llth St., opposite Lindell Hotel.
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blankets, Curry Combs, Brushes.truuks,
valises, buggy tops, cubhions, carriage
trimmings, .v.c, at the lowest possible
prices. Repairs promptly attended to.
T) 11. l-AWREXii;
' DEPUTY CO. SURVEYOR.
Will do general surveying in Platte
and adjoining counties. Offico with S. C.
COLUMBUS, .-- NEBRASKA.
a week at home. S5.00 outfit!
free. Pay abioluteiy sure. io
risk. Capital not requireu.
Reader, if you want business
at which persons of either sex, young or
old, can make great pay ail the time they
work, with absolute certainty, write for
wor., im "; i";yii 6V
particulars to u. hallei- v,u., vi-
CONTRA CTOR FOR ALL KINDS OF
Office, Thirteenth St., between Olive
and Nebraska Avenue. Residence on the
corner of Eighth and Olive.
All Work Guaranteed.
JS. MURDOUK & SON,
Carpenters and Contractors.
Havcbad 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
tunitytoestimatcforyou. 5TShop on
13th St., one door west of Fnedhor &
Go's, store. Columbus. Nebr. 483-v
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware !
Job-Work, Boofin$ and Gutter
ing a Specialty.
-Shop on Olive Street, 2 doors
north of Brodfeuhrer's Jewelry St0"
LAND AND INSURANCE AGENT,
His lands comprise some fine tracts
in the Shell Creek Valley, and the north
ern portion of Platte county. Taxes
paid for non-residents. Satisfactioa
pOLtMBUS PACKING CO.,
COL UMB US, - NEB.,
Packers and Dealers In all kinds or Hog
product, cash paid for Live or Dead Jlogs
Directors.-. H. Henry, Prest.; John
Wiggins, Sec. and Trcas.; L. Gerrard, S.
TAMES SAEJlOIf ,
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
-UTOTICE TO TEACHEI8.
J. E. Moncrief, Co. Bapt.,
"Will be in bis oMce at the Court House
ob the third Saturday of eack
nosth for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certificates, sad
fertile transaction of say other buslnesi
aertsiaiag to school. 667-y
VOL. XV.-NO. 28.
A. & M. TURNER'S
BEST 2. GOODS
The Lowest Prices!
CONSULT THE FOLLOWING ALPHA
ALBUMS, Arithmetics, Arnold's Ink
rgenuine). Algebras, Autograph Al
bums, Alphabet Blocks,Author's Cards,
Arks, Accordeons, Abstract Legal Cap.
BRUSHES, Baskcts.Baby Toys.Books,
Bibles, Bells for boys, Blank Books,
Birthday Cards, Basket Buggies, boy's
Tool-chests, Balls, Banker's Cases,
boy's Wagons, Sleds and Wheelbar
rows, Butcher Books, Brass-edged Ru
lers, Bill-books, Book Straps, Base
Balls and Bats.
CANDIES Cards, Calling Cards, Card
Cases. Comus. uomu uases, wigai v.
ses, Checker Boards, Children's Chairs,
Cups and Saucers (fancy) Circulating
Librarv, Collar and Cuff Boxes, Copy
BooksJChristmas Cards, Chinese Toys,
Crayons, Checkers. Chess-men, Croquet
DOMESTIC Sewing Machines, Draw
ing Paper, Dressing Cases, Drums,
Diaries, Drafts in books, Dolls, Dressed
Dolls, Dominoes, Drawing books.
ENVELOPES, Elementary school
books, Erasers (blackboard), Erasers
FICTION Books, Floral Albums, Fur
GRAMMARS, Geographies, Geome
tries.Glove boxes, toy Guus,Gyroscopes
(to illustrate the laws of motion).
HARPER'S Readers, handsome Holi
day gifts, Hand-glasses, Hobby-horses,
INKS, (all good kinds and colors), Ink
stands (common and fancy).
JEWEL. Cases, Jews harps.
KEGS of ink, Kitchen sets.
LEDGERS, Ledger paper, Legal cap,
Lunch baskets, Lookingglasscs.
MASON & Hamlin Organs, Magnets,
Music boxes, Magazines, Mustache
cups. Mouth organs, Memorandums,
Music books, MuBic holders, Machine
oil, Mats, Moderator's records, Muci
NEEDL.ES for sewing machines. Note
ORGANS, Oil for sewing machines,
Orgau stools, Organ seats.
PERIODICALS, Pictures, Puzzle
blocks, ITesents, x'iciurc dooks, x-ianos,
Pens, Papetries, Pencils, Purses, Pol
ish for furniture, Pamphlet cases, Paper
cutters, Paper fasteners. Picture puz
zles. Picture frames, Pocket books,
Perlumery and Perfumery cases, Paper
racks, Pencil holders.
REWARD cards, Rubber balls, Rub
SCHOOL books, Sewing stands, School
Satchels. Slates, Stereoscopes and pic
tures, Scrap books, Scrap pictures,
Sewing machine needles. Scholar's com
panions, Specie purses, Singing toy
canaries, Sleds for boys, Shawl straps,
TELESCOPES, Toys of all kinds,
children's Trunks, Thermometers,
Tooth brushes (folding), Tea sets ror
girls, Tool chests for boys, Ten-pin sets
for boys, Tooth picks, Tin toys.
VIOLINS and strings, Vases.
WOODBRIDGE Organs, Work bas
kets, Waste baskets, WThips (with
case), Webster's dictionaries, Weather
glasses, Work boxes, Whips for boys,
Wagons for boys, What-nots, Wooden
TIM Boor M if "Cloftor to,"
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Election, post-paid, to any address in
the United States, for
To present subscribers of the Jour
nal, we will send the Campaign
Tribune, when requested, upon
the payment of one year in ad
vance for the Journal.
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M2 W. MADISON ST., CHICAGO, ILLS.,
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iSTOffice at Lindell Hotel. Call and
examine and be convinced it is the best
book published. Agents wanted to can
vass in Nebraska. 14-3m
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CASE CAPITAL, - $75,000
Luander Gbbkabd, Pres'l.
Geo. W. IIulst, Vice PresH.
Julius A. Reed.
R. H. Henry.
J. E. Taskeii, Cashier.
Bask of Deposit, Discern
atly HSade oi
Pay latereut ei
D. J. DRKBERT,
IRA B. BRIGGLK,
CITIZENS' BANK !
Prompt attention given to Col
lections. ISTPay Interest on time deposits.
jgrinsurance, Passage Tickets and
Real Estate LoanB. -"
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
FLOOR AND FEED STORE!
BOLTED i UIBQLTED MI HEAL.
AND FOUR KINDS OF THE BEST
WHEAT FLOUR ALWAYS
B2TA11 kinds of FRUITS in their sea
son. Orders promptly filled.
lltli Street, Columlus, Nobr.
COFFINS AND METALLIC CASES
AND DEALER IN
Furniture, Chairs, Bedsteads. Bu
reaus, Tables, Safes. Lounges,
&c. Picture Frames and
tSTRepairlng of all kinds of Upholstery
C-tf COLUMBUS. NEB.
X T for tne workiDg class
A 11.11 Send 10 cents for postage,
IT! p I J I J and we will mail you free
a royal, valuable box of
sample goods that will put you in the way
of making raoi e money in a few days than
you ever thought possible at any busi
ness. Capital not required. We will
start you. You can work all the time or
in spare time only. The work is univer
sally adapted to both sexes, young and
old. You can casil v earn from 50 cents to
everv evening. That all who want
work may test the business, we make
this unparalleled oirer; to all who arc not
well satisfied we will send $1 to pay for
the trouble of writing u. Full particu
lars, directions, etc., sent free. Fortunes
will be made by those who give their
whole time to the work. Great success
absolutely sure. Don't delay. Start now.
Address Stinsojj & Co., Portland, Maine.
Rut a Grand Success.
Tk P. WRIOHAM'S AUTOMATIC WA-
1X ter Trough for stock, ne refers to
everv man who has it in use. Call on or
leave orders at George Yale's, opposite
Livery and Feed Stable.
Is prepared to furnish the public w!th
good teams, buggies and carriages for all
occasions, especially for funerals. Also
couducts a sale stable. 44
PLATTE CENTER NEB.,
J0H5BUGGA5, . - - - Froprietor.
The best accommodation for the travel
ing public guaranteed. Food good, and
plenty of it. Beds clean and comfortable,
charges low, as the lowest. 13-y
Stale Mesree sts-CMcass.
On MaM StaSW a4
tMMTT wmma uaiaa
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COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 5,
Authorized Capital, - - $250,000
Paid In Capital, - 50,000
Surplus and Profits, - - 6,000
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS.
A. ANDERSON, Pres't. .
SAM'L C. SMITH, Vice Pres't.
O. T. ROEN, Cashier.
.1. W. EARLY,
W. A. MCALLISTER,
Foreign and inland Exchange, Passage
Tickets, ana Real Estate Loans.
J. E. NORTH & CO.,
Rock Sping Coal, $7.00 per ton
Carbon (Wyoming) Coal 6.00 "
Eldon (Iowa) Coal 3.50 "
Blacksmith Coal of best quality al
ways on hand at low
North Side Eleventh St.,
Improved and Unimproved Farms,
Hay and Grazing Lands and City
Property for Sale Cheap
Union Pacific Land Office,
On Long Time and low rate
' of Interest.
ISTFinal proof made on Timber Claims,
Homesteads and Pre-emptions.
ETA1I wishing to buy lands of any dc
..riniinn will nle-ip i':ill and examine
my list of lauds before looking elsewhere
tSTAll having lands to sell will please
call and give mc a description, term-,
U3TI also am prepared to insure prop
erty, as I have the agency of several
first-class Fire insurauce companies.
F. W. OTT, Solicitor, speaki German.
MAMIIRI. n. SMITH.
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COL UMIi US, NEB.
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 lands, 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.
All kinds of Repairing done on
Short Notice. Buggies, Wag
ons, etc., made to order,
and all work Guar
anteed. Also sell the world-famous Walter A
Wood Mowers, Beapers, Combin
ed Machines, Harvesters,
and Self-binders the
liarShop opposite the " Tattersall," on
Olive St., COLUMBUS. 26-m
He does well who does his best.
Is he weary ? Let him rest.
Brothers! I have done my best.
I am weary let me rest,
Aftea toiling oft in vain,
Baffled, yet to struggle fain
After toiling long to gain
Little good with mickle pain
Let me rest. But lay me low
Where the hedgeside roses blow;
Where the little daisies grow;
Where the winds a-Maying go;
Where the footpath rustics plod;
Where the breeze-bowed poplars nod;
Where the old woods worship God;
Where His pencil paints the sod;
Where the wedded throstle sings;
Where the young bird tries his wings;
Where the wailing plover swings;
Near the runlet's rushing springs;
Where, at times, the tempests roar,
Shaking distant sea and shore,
Still will wave old Barnesdale o'er,
To be heard by me no morel
There, beneath the breezy West,
Tired and thankful, let me rest,
Like a child that sleepeth best
On its mother's gentle breast.
THE DOCTOR'S EVIDENCE.
For the first time in its history, the
inhabitants of the -quiet little Tillage
of Elmdale had been shocked by the
discovery of a great crime in their
Seth Driscoll, a well-known citizen,
was fonnd, at early dawn, lying dead
in his own garden. A ghastly bullet
wonnd in the back of his head left no
room to question the cause of his
death; and any suspicion of suicide
was rebutted, as well by the position
of the wounded, as by the discovery
of footprints leading back and forth
from near the body to the garden
wall, at a point where tho latter bore
evident marks of having been scaled.
But tho crowning discovery was
that of a pistol, recently discharged,
lying near the base of the wall where
the .murderer had clambered over. H
wa9 picked up by Jonas Wenlock,
Dr. Driscoll'a nephew, who gave a
start of surprise at the sight. "I know
who own6 this weapon!" he ex
claimed. "Who? who!" questioned a dozen
"Volnoy Kendall," he answered.
Had a thunder-clap fallen upon tho
liBtpnora the effect could not have
been more startling. The young man
whose name had just been uttered
was the last person to be suspected of
an atrocious crime. At the first in
stance tho very thought was repelled
with abhorrence; but of the second
came a strange revolution. It was
remarked that Volnoy Kendall had
heen an earnest suitor for the hand of
Kate Dunsetb, Mr. Driscoll's ward,
and had received from tho haughty
guardian a supercilious rebuff, which
hn had hitterlv resented. There was
a motive for tho deed, which, coupled
with the circumstances of the pistol,
awakened conviction in the very
minds whence, a moment before, the
slightest shade of suspicion had been
Within an hour young Kendall, pale
and agitated, was dragged a prisoner
to the scene of the tragedy, where
fresh evidence was speedily added to
that already accumulated, llis 6hoes
were found to exactly fit the trackB in
the garden, even to tho print of the
He acknowledged to the ownership
of the pistol, but declined all explana
tion of its presence at the place where
it bad been found, or of his where
abouts on the previous evening.
None longer doubted the prisoner's
guilt, and he was placed in close con
finement to await the Coroner's in
quest. Next day I was retained for the
accused ; but from an interview with
him, permitted by the jailer, I came
away without the shadow oi nope;
for, althongh bo asserted his inno
cence, he persisted in maintaining
eileuce on points the clearing up of
which were vital to his defense.
The inquest was held at the house
of the deceased. The facts already
stated were laid beforo the jury ; but
when the prisoner was questioned,
eave acknowledging the ownership of
the pistol, and denying all knowledge
of the murder, he declined lo auswer.
Once he looked appealiugly to Kate
Dunseth, who was present, summoned
sin a witness with the rest of the
household. She met his look with a
fearful, bewildered gaze, and he turn
ed away and bowed his head in
I drew from Jonas Wenlock, whom
I was permitted to cross-examine,
that he had a heavy insurance on his
uncle's life, and from another witness,
who had undertaken the duty of in
vestigating tho condition ot air.
Driscoll's affairs, that they were in a
very embarrassed state. But the
Corouer cut me short :
"It is hardly proper, Mr. Wilson, in
the face of the evidence, to insinuate
either that Mr. Driscoll committed
suicide or that his nephew murdered
All the witnesses had been exam
ined but the gray-headed doctor who
had made tho autopsy, and who now
took tho stand. He was one of your
grave, taciturn men, who kept their
own counsel till the fitting time comes
"Tell us, docior," continued the
Coroner, after a few preliminary
questions, "what, if any, wounds yon
discovered on the person of the de
With minute precision- tho witness
described the bullet-wound in the
head, giving the diameter and depth
to a fraction.
"In your opinion, was that wound
the cause of death ?"
'It was not," was the answer, in
tone whose calmness and composure
were not in the least ruffled by the
murmur of astonishment which greet
ed the words.
"Pray explain," requested the coro
ner, with ill-concealed surprise
"There were no signs," replied the
Doctor, preserving the same quiet
manner, "of either external or inter
nal hemorrhage, which would have
necessarily followed tho severance of
the blood-vessels by the passage of
the bullet, had the man then been
alive. When tho shot was tired he
was already dead."
"To what, then, do you attribute
Mr. Driscoll's death?"
"To poison. A careful examination
of the organs revealed the presence of
a fatal quantity of prussic acid, which
must have entered the stomach during
life, as was clearly shown by its in
As suddenly as the belief in Volney
Kendall's guilt had sprung into being
a new suspicion flashed on the minds
It was true, then, that Seth Driscoll,
with ruin staring him in the face, and
his ward's raonoy to account for, had
taken his own life. And tho shot
that must havo been fired by Jonas
Wenlock, on discovering his uncle's
dead body, and the evidence of sui
cide afforded, most likely, by tho
phial which had contained (be deadly
draught. He bad thus hoped to
secure the insurance money, which
would have been forfeited by death
self-inflicted. True, there was up
direct evidence of all this, but none
the less did every one believe it.
"Everything seems cleared up hut
the tracks and the pistol," said tho
coroner, when tho doctor had con
cluded. "And this it is my place to explain,
Mr. Kendall having declined to do so
out of delicacy to myself," interrupt
ed Kate Dunseth, hastening forward
from where she and Volney had heen
holding an earnest colloquy for the
past five minutes.
My guardian had forbidden Mr.
Kendall the bouse ; aud the latter sent
me a message requesting a secret in
terview in the garden. The message
miscarried perhaps intercepted and
Volney Mr. Kendall I mean not
finding mo at the placo appointed, in
returning over tho wall, accidentally
let fall the pistol which he carried for
protection in case he encountered a
certain person who was his deadly
foe, and who always wont armed."
Here she cast a withering glance at
Jonas Wenlock, who was careful -not
to meet it.
Tho verdict of the jury was that the
deceased had come to his death from
poison administered by his own hand
and Volney Kendall went forth a free
man. Kate Dunseth's fortune was
irretrievably lost, but it was not for
that that Volney had sought her love ;
and he was a prouder man, the day he
led her to Ihe altar, at the thought
that 6he could have no doubt that it
was herself and not her wealth that
he had wooed.
Jonas Wenlock never sued for the
Now that Wyoming has quaran
tined against catile from Nebraska
and other eastern states, we cau see
no good reason why wo should not
do a9 we should have done long since,
and that is, quarantine against the
bringing of western cattle through
Nebraska, where hundreds of herds
of full blood and high grade cattle
are to be exposed. If Wyoming is
in danger, Nebraska is certainly in
much greater danger, and we call
upon the president of the cattle
breeders' association of the state to
call a meeting at once, that steps may
be takeu to protect our valuable
herds from being exposed to the
Tcxans that are driven into Wyo
ming, there gmzed a few months and
then driven or shipped into Ne
braska to be (ed on our corn, and
where our herds must come hi con
tact with them.
It would scc-ni from the active
measures adopted by Wyoming that
the country is in great danger, and
most certainly, ir they are justified in
declaring quarantine, we are doubly
60, aud in not having done eo, have
shown ourselves derelict in one ot
our most important duties. Not a
moment's time should be lost in de
claring quarantine against all western
We like to hear a man refuse lo
lake his home paper and all the time
sponge on his neighbors for Ihe
reading of it. We liko to hear a man
complain when asked to subscribe
lor his home paper that he takes
more than he reads now, and then go
aud borrow his neighbors or ion I
around until he gathers all the news
from it. We like to see a inau run
down his home paper as not worth
taking, and theu beg the editor for
a favor in the editorial line. We
like to see a merchant or a mechanic
refuse to advertise in his home paper
and then try lo got a share of the
trade which tho newspaper brings to
town. Wo liko this: it looks
economical, thrifty, progressive and
cheeky to 6ay the least of it. Ex.
"Dear George," 6aid the young
wife, teuderly, as she stroked her
husband's Irving bang, "ahal! I sing
"Some Day?" "Ye., dear," replied
the heartless wretch ; "some day when
a " I'm away from home.
WHOLE NO. 756.
"Is she dead yet?"
I should grieve to hear that she
was. I am referring to tho good
natured, ever-ready, old - fashioned
grandmother of days gone by. She
was my grandmother and yours, and,
indeed, everybody else's, when one
was needed. I remember her as
gray-haired, wrinkle-faced, and hands
crippled with tho hard work of pio
neor days. I remember her sympa
thetic voice and soft touch her steel
bowed spectacles her quaint old
suutT-box her bustliug look and anx
ious tones as she came in the back
way and called out :
"And so that boy's had to give up
aud go to bed, eh? Dear me! but
it's too bad, though I guess it's noth
ing serious, aud I hope you won't
worry. Let's sco him. Ah um!
Stomach out of order and he's got
some fever. Had my children taken
this way dozens of times and in two
days they were out playing."
It was worth a month's sicknoss to
see her bustle around after horse
radish leaves to make drafts for the
feet, cloths to wet in cold water for
tho head, mustard for the back of the
neck, a bit of rhubarb to sweeten the
stomach, and to hear her say :
"Well, now, who'd thought it ; but
don't worry ! Mercy on me ! but my
Dan'l has been sicker'n that fifty
different times aud isn't dead yet.
Just you go right down and finish
your baking and leave me to take
care of him. I just doto on sick
And didn't things turn out just as
she predicted? And threo days after
didn't she come down into tho back
lot where I was eating sour crab-
apples and fling up her hands and
"For tho land's sake! hut does this
boy mean to kill himself afore tho
summer is ont I"
If mother had a pain in her side
she ran over to see grandma. If
father went lame it was grandmother
who had a remedy. Not in our fam
ily alone, but in a dozen. Not in one
case, but in a hundred.
Who had catnip, and smart-weed,
and may-weed, and oak bark, and
spice bush, and mustard? Grand
mother, of course. Who knew what
was good for earache, toothacho,
jaundice, languor, loss of appetite,
rhpimiatifini. biliousness, and a huu-
. m-. v- ... j ,
dred other ills? Grandmother.
And if her remedies failed to ar
rest disease and the doctor was sent
for how kindly courteous he was!
Everything she had done was profes
sionally justified, and he seemed
almost sorry that she hadn't worked
a euro and deprived him of his fee.
Ho would take the case and warrant
a cure, but, of course, must depend
nnnn hnr to a Erreat extent. Such a
complimeut was worth more than a
new house to her.
And if death came grandmother
was there to weep with the family
and to console all others. It was her
poor old fingers which closed the
eyes which helped to make the
6hroud which arranged the lifeless
hands. It was her voice which kept
whispering: "There! there! poor
thing don't take it so much to heart!
He is far better off than we are, and
you must live on for those left be
hind." She was with the mourners
at the grave back to the house to
cheer the heartbroken and leave them
at night with a feeling that it was for
And it was a holiday when grand
mother came over with her knitting
or sewing for au afternoon visit. She
had the big rocking-chair and the
coziest corner, and no Qneen was
more respected. She remembered
the war with Mexico, and tho fall of
stars, and two or three earthquakes.
She recollected what everybody had
dreamed, and how it came out, and
who married who, and how they
prospered. She had seen two or
three Presidents ; been to New York
and Niagara Falls. She was a med
ical college, an encyclopedia, and a
book of adventuie" combined, and
her going away at night left a vacan
cy that she alone could fill.
Is f-hc still living? Il eo, may the
world reverence her. Is she dead?
If so, may Ihe sunshine of Heaven
have made her the happiest angel of
them all I Free Press.
ReMpcctiaj? Their Weiperlor OSM
cerw. One of the hardest lessons for the
American soldier was the necessity
for military discipline and etiquette.
It seemed odd to the youth who car
ried a musket that he must not be on
familiar terms with an old schoolmate
becuusethe latter wore gold lace on
bin shoulder or collar. Laughable
incidents of the lack of respect shown
to officers in those early days might
Ween Gen. Magruder was march
ins down the Pcninhula at tho head
of a confederate column he halted at
a farm-house and ordered dinner.
Entering the room where it had heen
served, he was amazed and indignant
at finding one of his soldiers sealed at
the well-spread table, devouring the
viands intended for himself.
"Sir!" thundered the general, as he
drew his handsome figure up to its
full height; "sir, do you know whoso
dinner you are eating?"
"No, I don't," replied the intruder
rarelessly, as he refilled his plato.
1 "And what's more, 1 don't care, so
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General Magruder saw the point
and retreated in good order, leaving
the soldier to enjoy himself to his full
A federal colonel, noticing that tho
sentinel in front of his tent omitted
the usual salute due his rank, called
him to account.
"See here, colonel," replied the sol
dier, "what good does it do to havo
mo present arms every durned time
you tako a notion to cross my beat?
Ain't you kinder putting on airs?"
It was always necessary to speak
sharply to some laggard in the ranks
while at drill, and, ou one occasion,
au o nicer had to pay special attention
to one of his company with whom ho
had been ou terms of social intimacy
when there was no thought of war in
the land. Finally, exasperated by
what ho deemed to be a deliberate
attempt to mortify him, tho soldier
"Tom Wyncott, just you wait until
wo break ranks, and I'll give you ono
of the greatest lickings you ever got
in your life."
A few months lator Capt. Tom
would havo sent his friend to the
guard house. As it (vas, ho laughed
with the rest of tho company, and ex
plained that ho had intended to cxer
ciso no special tyranny. The offender
against military etiquette saw his
error, and, being ashamed of himself,
paid stricter attention to duty, and
rose to high rank beforo tho close of
A Confederate private in the Lou
isiana Guards was sharply reprimand
ed by his superior officer, whoso
social rank ho deemed beneath his
"It's all very well for you, George
Weatherly, to talk to me that way
now," he exclaimed wrathfully ; "you
wouldu't daro to do it if we wero in
New Orleans without that laco in
The officer was brave enough, but,
forgetting his position, he pulled oil"
his coat, saying: "There, Frauk
Pejton, I don't wear lace on my shirt
sleeves. Come on !"
Tho two men were just beginning
to pparat each other when their cooler
comrades separated them aud pointed
out tho folly of their proceeding.
The big corn story liar is abroad in
the land. One ot our South Platte
country exchanges gels oil" tho fol
lowing: "The little son of Mr.
B , living west of town, got a
ladder Ihe other day and stood it up
against a cornstalk, lie then took a
saw and climbing up about 20 feet
to the first car, he proceeded to
straddle the ear aud saw it off, but
unfortunately he sawed between him
self and the stalk, and was thrown to
the ground, breaking his arm." That's
the story. Now then, somebody
hold our coat ! We didn't intend
mentioning a fact that has como to
our knowledge, but when a South
Platte prevaricator attempts to down
this section on the corn question, wo
will read him fuels. List Saturday,
while in conversation with Mr. Ed.
Jenkins, of Kalamazoo, tho reporter
learned that an illicit distillery was
in operation in one of the ravines
near his residence, and the govern
ment was therefore being defrauded
out of a large amount of revenue. It
appears that a man arrived in that
neighborhood sometime since, and
one night, with the aid of a gang of
laborers, dynamite, crowbars, etc., he
succeeded in prying off a kernel of
corn from a big prize car in Ed's,
field. It was then loaded on to a
stone-boat and hauled into the ravine.
The man then bored into the kernel
of corn with a two-inch augur, put in
a faucet, and now has an tui!imild
supply of pure corn juice ou tap.
The revenue officers nhnuld look into
this matter. When a Hrst-e!iis lie is
to be written up commend in lo the
average South Platte editor, but when
you want to read the broad guagu
truth, our little George Washington
pencil can dish it m in quarter sec
tions. Madison Chronicle.
lie won too Hear tUe Sra.vc
A feeble old darkey struggled
"Boss," he said, "Iso an ole, olo
man. I was bo'n in ole Vahginuy
an' libbed dar mot' on to ninety
eight year, an' I want yo' ter assis
me er little diq mawnin' boss, ef yo'
pleas', sah ?"
"You knew George Washington,
"No sah, I nebber seed him."
"What! You lived in Virginia
ninety-eight years and never saw
George Washington ?"
"Dat am er fac', boss. Ise an
hones' ole man, an' am too' far gone
in dis worl' fer to tell er lie. I neb
ber seed young George, but Lor', sah,
bis po' ole gran'laddcr an' gran muI
dcr yuse ter think er pow'ful sight
ob me, boss." New York Sun.
"Charley," said mamma, "you have
been a very naughty boy ; you have
been playing marbles, and you know
I told you that you mustn't, for it is
gambling, and gambling is very
wicked. Now, I hope you will never
gamble again.1' Charley promised ho
wouldn't, and his mamma was so de
lighted that she took him to the par
ish fair, and gave him the money to
take chances in almost anything thero.