The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, November 05, 1884, Image 1
as jm--r JM? ik v- I $ ! r r" I THE JOURNAL. ISSUED KVKRV WEDNESDAY, M. K. TTJRuSTER & CO. Proprietors and Publishers. Z3TOFFICE,-Eleventh St., up stairs n Journal Building. tkrms: Peryear Six months Three months ... Single copies BUBLWES8 CABDS. D.T.Martyx, M.D. F.J.Schcg, M.D. Drs.MAETYH&SCHirO, 0. S. Examining Surgeons, Consultations in German and English. Telephones at office and residences. COLUMBUS, - NEBRASKA. 42-y J. 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 exchange. o E,1,A. ASHBAUOH, ... DENIAL PARLOR, On corner of Eleventh and North streets, over Ernst's hardware store. pOKKELIVM Sc SULLIVAN, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, Up-stairs in Gluck Building, 11th street, Above the Sew bank. TT J. HJlSOI NOTARY PUBLIC, 12th Street. 2 doors west or Hammond IIobm, Columbus, Neb. 491-y J . REEDER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Office on Olive St., Columbus, Nebraska 2-tf V. A. MACEEN, DKALER IX Foreign and Domestic Liquors and Cigars. llth street, Columbus, Neb. 50-v ArcALLIHTER BROS., A TTORNE YS AT LAW, Office up-stairs in McAllister's build iim. llth St. W. A. McAllister, Notary TuMic. -rOll.A TUIOTI11', 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, Platte Centci. 19-x J. M. MACKAKLAND, Atursoj asiHettry Fatre; B. R. COWDERY, CoUtztor. LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE OF MACFARLAND& COWDBRY, Columbus. : : : Nebraska. 1 I KlIttNKK, HI. (Successor to lr. CO. A.llullhorst) HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. 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. ftl-Um 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. Smith. COLUMBUS, .-- NEBRASKA. 17-tf $66 a week at home. S5.00 outfit! free. Pay abioluteiy sure. io risk. Capital not requireu. Reader, if you want business at which persons of either sex, young or old, can make great pay ail the time they work, with absolute certainty, write for wor., im "; i";yii 6V particulars land, Maine. particulars to u. hallei- v,u., vi- GEORGE 8P00NEE, CONTRA CTOR FOR ALL KINDS OF MASON WORK. Office, Thirteenth St., between Olive and Nebraska Avenue. Residence on the corner of Eighth and Olive. All Work Guaranteed. 48-tf JS. MURDOUK & SON, Carpenters and Contractors. Havcbad an extended experience, and will guarantee satisfaction in work. All kinds of repairing done on short notice. Our motto is, Good work and fair prices. Call and give us an oppor tunitytoestimatcforyou. 5TShop on 13th St., one door west of Fnedhor & Go's, store. Columbus. Nebr. 483-v MANUFACTURER OF Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware ! Job-Work, Boofin$ and Gutter ing a Specialty. -Shop on Olive Street, 2 doors north of Brodfeuhrer's Jewelry St0" G W. CLARK, LAND AND INSURANCE AGENT, HUmPMKEX, jsabh. 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 guaranteed. SOt pOLtMBUS PACKING CO., COL UMB US, - NEB., Packers and Dealers In all kinds or Hog product, cash paid for Live or Dead Jlogs or grease. Directors.-. H. Henry, Prest.; John Wiggins, Sec. and Trcas.; L. Gerrard, S. Cory. 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 braska. 52Cmo. -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 I ff .... .. mm VOL. XV.-NO. 28. GO TO A. & M. TURNER'S BOOK AND MUSIC STORE FOR THE BEST 2. GOODS AT The Lowest Prices! CONSULT THE FOLLOWING ALPHA BETICAL LIST. 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 sets. 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 (rubber). FICTION Books, Floral Albums, Fur niture polish. 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, Hand-satchels, Histories. 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 lage, Microscopes. NEEDL.ES for sewing machines. Note paper. 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 ber dolls. 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, Shell goods. 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 tooth picks. TIM Boor M if "Cloftor to," THE COLUMBUS. JOURNAL -AND THE ClCAGOWEEKLYTBIBul From now until after the Presidential Election, post-paid, to any address in the United States, for 75 CENTS. 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. Address, M. K. TURNER & CO., Columbus, Neb. Health is Wealth! tr r TTT-..a flmra im 'RBAT1 TUX!?- ax;gMttnteed epedfio f or HyatenaJDizz. mbsT Convulsions, fits. Nervous. Neuralgia, SSacheTNenoSPJortrationcKisedbytheuBa 5hof ortobacco. Wakefulness. Mental Do SiatcSrSofteningor th Brain resulting m m Snity imd leading to misery, decay and death. Prematura Old Age, Barrenness. Loss t in either Bex. InToluntary Loasea .fBPg orrhoBa caused by orer-flxertion of the brain, eeii- one month's treatment. flJ00abox,or8ixboxai for JWX), sent by mail prepaidou receipt of price. m Gil AKAXTEE SIX BOXES To cure any case. WitoeehorferrcrfTedbyna t k "i -mis.r" .rrr" Sekithe ar if the treatmentdoesootemxt JOHN O. WEST & CO, M2 W. MADISON ST., CHICAGO, ILLS., Sole Prop's West's Liver Fills. W. A. THOMAS, AGENT FOR PEALE'S EDUCATOR, COLUMBUS, NEB. 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 S3500 REWARD! WmUr)niyn?ra,t 7'Vi f ii TS V " "" -- m Will SSMIJ 1HI TV- TWy fly i ' oo,m ttm w. mihw , ck tHJ iff sMP eyWCs" W iWPBMC S CWsW I IIkVkI hajj l HflBJKBBxRiATjiinrcHB (Jultimlius COLUMBUS STATE BANK! COLUMBUS, HEB. CASE CAPITAL, - $75,000 DIRECTORS: Luander Gbbkabd, Pres'l. Geo. W. IIulst, Vice PresH. Julius A. Reed. R. H. Henry. J. E. Taskeii, Cashier. Bask of Deposit, Discern ad Excaaaft-e. Collectloas Proi all PolatM. atly HSade oi Pay latereut ei ItH. Tli Depos- 274 D. J. DRKBERT, Cuhlor. IRA B. BRIGGLK, AisSitut CuUtr. THE- CITIZENS' BANK ! HUMPHREY, NEB. Prompt attention given to Col lections. ISTPay Interest on time deposits. jgrinsurance, Passage Tickets and Real Estate LoanB. -" LINDSAY &TREKELL, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL FLOOR AND FEED STORE! OIX. CAKE, CHOPPED FEED, Bran, Shorts, BOLTED i UIBQLTED MI HEAL. GRAHAM FLOUR, AND FOUR KINDS OF THE BEST WHEAT FLOUR ALWAYS ON HAND. B2TA11 kinds of FRUITS in their sea son. Orders promptly filled. lltli Street, Columlus, Nobr. 47-0 in HENRY G-ASS, UNDERTAKER ! COFFINS AND METALLIC CASES AND DEALER IN Furniture, Chairs, Bedsteads. Bu reaus, Tables, Safes. Lounges, &c. Picture Frames and Mouldings. tSTRepairlng of all kinds of Upholstery Goods. 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. NO HUMBUG! 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 Oehlrich's grocery. !MSm J. WAGNER, 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 rrtfjtAKSIT HOUSE, 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 .LYON&HEALY Stale Mesree sts-CMcass. ' vnuuiiiiiiiiiujiiwMi wS On MaM StaSW a4 tMMTT wmma uaiaa tmm AsnSs SBSBSV Bh BBBl jiiiiw sw4 : f r sjir COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 5, FIRST National Bank! COX.TTBCBT7B. NEB. 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, HERMAN OEHLRICH. W. A. MCALLISTER, G. ANDERSON, P. ANDERSON. Foreign and inland Exchange, Passage Tickets, ana Real Estate Loans. 29-vol-13-ly COAL LIME! J. E. NORTH & CO., DEALERS IN Coal, Lime, Hair, Cement. 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 est prices. North Side Eleventh St., COLUMBUS, NEB. 14-3m UNION PACIFIC LANDFFICE. Improved and Unimproved Farms, Hay and Grazing Lands and City Property for Sale Cheap AT THE 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-, prices etc. 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. 30-tf Columbus, Nebraska. BECKER & WELCH, PROPRIETORS OF 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 REAL ESTATE. 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. 621 COLUMBUS, NEB. LOUIS SCHKEIBEK, 11 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 best made. liarShop opposite the " Tattersall," on Olive St., COLUMBUS. 26-m BlacKsfflittiaiiuWaeonMaker REST. 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. Christian Intelligencer. 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 midst. 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 eager voices. "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 indignantly scooted. 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 nails. 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 silence. 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 him." 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 to speak. "Tell us, docior," continued the Coroner, after a few preliminary questions, "what, if any, wounds yon discovered on the person of the de ceased ?" 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 0ttPl 1884. 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 flamed condition." As suddenly as the belief in Volney Kendall's guilt had sprung into being a new suspicion flashed on the minds of all. 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 insurance money. 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 cattle.iV"e&rsA- Farmer. 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. "Grandmother." "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 folks!" 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 exclaim : "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 the best. 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 be related. 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 KATES OF AirVKKTISiniG. J5TBusines3 and professional cards of five lines or less, per annum, five dollars. 10 For time advertisements, apply at this office. S3TLegal advertisements at statute rates. 3TFor transient advertising sea rates on third page. J5TA11 advertisements payable monthly. long as tho victuals are clean." General Magruder saw the point and retreated in good order, leaving the soldier to enjoy himself to his full content. 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 shouted out: "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 tho war. A Confederate private in the Lou isiana Guards was sharply reprimand ed by his superior officer, whoso social rank ho deemed beneath his own. "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 your cufi." 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 To l,ii. A feeble old darkey struggled painfully in. "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, of course?" "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. "3 t i :.