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TE8 3F ABEatTIM!fCi
OFFICE, Eleventh St., up -t taws
in Journal Building.
VOL. XVI.--N0. 20.
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 9, 1885.
WHOLE NO. 800.
THE JOTiBN AE.
ISSUED IVIKY WIDXEfiDlY,
M. K. TURNER So CO.
Preprietore and Publishers.
CASH CAPITAL, - $75,000
Lxa.ndek Gebbakd, Prcs'i.
Geo. W. Hulst, Vice PrWt.
Julius A. Reed.
R. H. Hen by.
J. E. Tasker, Cathier.
Collection Promptly Made
Bnvy latcrcMt Time :
COFFINS AND METALLIC CASES
AND DEALXR IX
Farnltnre, Chairs, Bedsteads, Bu
reaus. Tables. Safes. Lounges,
&c. Picture Frames and
Z3Tliepiiring of all kinds of Upholstery
6-tf COLUMBUS. NEB.
Buckeye Mower, combined, Self
Binder, wire or twine.
Pimps Repaired ei shert netice
ISTOne door west of Heintz'i Drug
Store, lllh Street, Columbus, Neb. H
It is a medicinal preparation, and, at
the ume time, an elegant and cleanly toilet
article. Its action upon the scalp Is health
ful. It nourishes the glands which support
the hair, and causes thin, dry hair to be
come thick, soft, and vigorous. ItTCstorea
the color of youth to locks which have
become faded with age or disease; and
relieves and cures itching, caused by
humors of the scalp. Dr. George Gray,
Nashua, N. II., writes: "It gives me
pleasure to testify to the wonderful effects
produced by Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair
Renewer, as observed by me in very many
cases. IT WILL CBKTXCO.T RESTORE
THE HAIR TO ITS ORIGINAL COLOR. It
cleanses the head of dandruff, and leaves
the hair soft, glossy, and beautifuL" F.T.
Sandheln, 1010 Spruce St., Phfladelphia,
Ps writes : " After unavaQiagly trying
a number of preparations to prevent my
hair from falling out, and, realizing that X
was fast becoming bald, I tried, as a last
resort, Hall's Hair Renewer. I have used
only four bottles of the Renewer, and am
perfectly satisfied that it is the best prepa
ration in the market for checking the
falliag cut of hair, invigorating the hair
roots, and promoting a new growth.
commends itself to all who-have occasion
to nse a dye for the beard or mustache.
It will change gray, faded, or sandy
whiskers, to a beautiful brown or black,
as. desired. The colors produced are
natural and lasting. It cannot be washed
off, contains no destructive Ingredient!,
is cheap, safe, convenient to use, and '
E. p. HAXL i, CO., Tffaa&u, . sL, V. a. A
Sold by all dealers in medicines.
A WOata OF WAaTttnCVe.
FARMERS, stock raisers, and all other
interested parties will do -well to
remember that the4 Western Horse and
Cattle Insurance Co.' of Omaha is the
only company doing business in this state
that insures' Horses, Mule aad Cattle
against loss by theft, accidents, diseases,
or injury, (as also against loss by tire and
lightning). All representations by agents
of ether Companies to the contrarv not
withstanding. P. "W.HENRICH, Special Ar
15-y Columbus, Neb.
WBla4 pmU tstmr
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Maa Who Sip-tba Cap, That
AJarge. somewhat bare-looking apart
ment: a number of shelves along the
walls, like those in .a druggist's shop,
upon which are ranged row after row
of small tin canisters containing sam
ples of tea; here and there a print of a
scene in the Flowery Land looking dim
and feeble, as if exhausted in the effort
to shed an Oriental glow over anything
.in the hopelessly matter of fact locality
of Wall street; in a corner a large office
desk; in the center of the room a cir
cular table upon which stands a' bur
nished urn, rianked by a diminutive
copper scales and surrounded by a
number of tiny china cups such is the
orthodox tea-broker' oftce in this city..
Of offices of this kind there are about
two dozen in New York, that being tbe
number of tea-brokers, large and small,
engaged in the trade in this city. These
offices are -chiefly situated in Wall,
Water and Frost streets.
One of the most important figures in
the tea-broker's office is the profession
al -tea-taster. To him Is intrusted the
work of testing the various samples and
fixing their respectivo grades and val
ues. The manner in which this work
of testing th samples is conducted is
as follows: A silver half-dime is thrown
into the scale on the one side and
enough tea to balance the coin is dropped
in on tbe other side. The tea thus meas
ured is thrown into one of the .itfie cups,
which are capable of holding half a gill.
Tbe samples to be tasted naving thus
been disposed of in the various cups,
boiling water is poured upon them from
The tea-taster then holds each of the
cups in turn beneath his nostrils to
catch, the aroma, which is of great as
sistance to him in determining the
quality. When the tea has sufficiently
cooled to be not much more than luke
warm the expert proceeds to test it by
tasting it Ihis operation is conducted,
with much deliberation and even sol
emnity, the tea-taster closing hi- eyes
a-; if to shut himself away from the outer
world, and sometimes even insisting
upon the most absolute silence be
ing maintained by those abo.it him as
long as the test is in progress. He
only takes a few dainty sips from each
cup, but sometimes he applies himself
a second, a third and even a fourth time
to the same sample. The tests having
been made he renders a decision as to
the quality of the different teas he has
sampled and the values at which they
should be rated in the market
By many it mar be thought that the
decision as to the quality of different
kinds of tea must depend largely upon
individual ideas and tastes. As' far as
the professional tea-taster is concerned
this is mistake. Tea-tasting is very
decidedly a profes-ion in itself, ami has
to be learned by dint of application and
experience. That it is not merely a
question of individual taste is demon
strated bj- the fact that when, as is oft
en the case, a certain set of samples is
submitted to several tea-tasters acting
independent of each other, the various
opinions rendered as to quality and
value are almost invariably identical.
So delicate are tbe perceptions of the
professional tea-taster that he not only
quickly and accurately grades the dif
ferent samples submitted to him, rec
ognizing the most minute gradations,
but he is also in many instances able to
determine the part of the country in
which a certain tea was grown. In the
same way the judgment of thetxea
tastcr purchasing the tea in .China for
the importers here, as a general rule,
coincides with that of tbe tea-tasters
The tea trade in this city is divided
into four distinct branches the import
er, the broker, the jobber and the re
tailer. Tiie wholesale price of tea
ranges from ten to seventy cents per
poued. The importer's protit is a mod
erate but remunerative one. T.ie
largest percentage of protit from forty
to si sty percent goes to the retailer.
When a cargo of tea is received by the
importer samples of the consignment
often consisting of various kinds of tea
are sent to the broker. He disposes
of it to the large retailers or to the job
bers, who in turn sell in lesser quanti
ties to the smaller retailers. The broker
receives one per cent commission on
all sales effected by hiin. The tea- a-ter
acts in the interests of the broker, to
who.e advantage it is to have a correct
estimate as to the qualities and values
of the different teas he is handling, in
order to meet the requirements of his
customers. X. Y. Herald.
The Ufa Led by Thta-Their Virtues and
VIcaa Taa Balgiaa Glaa Industry.
The exports of glassware from
small eountry of Belgium are equal in
Value to half the total product of the
glass factories of the United States,
which in 1330 aggregated J-21.164.00a
There are at least seventy establish
ments in Belgium, employing over 12,
000 persons, who receive annually in
Vages 15,000,000 francs (3.000,000),
being an average of 3 francs 40 centimes
(about 70 cents) per day. The salaries
in this industry are regarded in Belgium
as excellent Some of the hands earn
as much as $1.50. and even $2, a day.
In the glass works in the vicinity of this
town namely, that or rial Samt Lam
ben about 1.S00 workers arc em
ployed. The first cutters are paid $5
per week, second cutters $4. the same
a the polishers. The common labor
ers earn $3 to $3.50 per week. "Ap
prentices are paid 20 cents a day. Over
300 women are engaged here. They
are paid by the piece and can earn 4J
to 45 cents per day. The estimates
heretofore published' in Consular re
ports, etc. of glas-workers' wages in
Belgium have, in my opinion, been al
together too high. "The mosj complete
and simplified statement is the one
given, above, which would indicate that
tbe average earnings of all classes of
glass-workers are fl a day, counting
250 days to the year.
The "Belgium" workman lives princi
.pally upon rye bread, fat and vegeta
bles. Fresh meat to him is a luxury
only to be thought of upon special "Oc
casions. Sugar, milk and .'cheese are
also luxuries. He drinks prodigious
quantities of inferior coffee and bad rve
brandy, which is very cheap. It must
be admitted, however, that the Walloons
are better fed than. the Flemings. A
great deal of existing misery can un
doubtedly he traced Jo intemperance.
Yet im spite of all this, by economy
such as American workers have no con
ception of. the Better class of Belgian
laborer not only jtrovides for his family
but seme Mat) saves, enough to. bur a
.little house, in which he lives. He wears
generally tronjerj of cotton check, a
red flajsnel .shirt, over which is n cloth
.nhirt. and which,' joined to an ordinary
which serves for a working costume.
He wears overalls to go to the shop ox
factory in. Wooden shoes are almost
universally worn, -costing from sixty ta
eighty centimes (twelve and a half to fif
teen cents) a pair. They generally have
a best suit for Sundays and fete days.
Of underneath garments, both male and
female workers are almost absolutely
destitute, and they are rarely changed
frequently enough for decency. In the
matter of houses it would be necessary
to distinguish between the country and
the towns between Flemish and Wal
loons. The houses of Belgian workmen
are fairly well kept though in this re
spect they do not rank with their neigh
bors, the Dutch.- The furniture is gen
erally scanty and dilapidated, but well
kept if it happens that the wife does
not work -in the field or shop. When
we take into consideration how many
women are obliged to labor the same as
men in the field, mine, workshop or
factory; the wonder is that the homes
are as decent as they are. Of late years
numerous building societies have sought
to furnish mora comfortable homes for
the working classes, and in this kind of
work nearly all the provinces have been
The Belgian workmen, it has been
trulv said, are generally slow, but la
borious, patient and industrious. They
are excellent in certain industries.
Thus, the marble-cutters do their work
admirably. The lace makers maintain
the old reputation and the wood carv
ers and the furniture makers are not in
ferior to their ancestors, who exhibited
consummate skill. Lavollee, who has
made a careful study of their character
istics, thinks their greatest defect is nat
ural apathy. Then, too, quality has
been sacrificed to cheapness. There is
a lack ot hmsh in Belgian workman
ship, especially when compared with
that of France. Their greatest vice is
drunkenness, and the consumption of
alcohol has doubled in forty years.
They, as we have seen, live poorly, are
not particularly sober.' aud preserve the
old customs and games, especially when
they afford an excuse for getting "drunk.
In the evening tbe coilee houses and
taverns arc crowded wiih men who
pas the evening in smoking and drink
ing. L'ke tbe (Germans and the French,
all classes dance, and opeu-air balls
and concerts form no incous'derable
part of their amusements. Shooting
with a bow is also a diversion. Soiuj
of the most eminent writers on the so
cial cond tiun of the Belgian workman
agree that the system of public charity,
as orgauized. i- unfavorable to the
working classes and has a deleterious
influence. They rely too much upon
the thought of benevolence to aid those
in want Imagine 900,000 out of 5.500.
000 inhabitants of a country being
placed upon the list to le publicly as
sisted! One out of every six of the pop
ulation. It is enough to undermine the
independence of any country, and the
wonder is that the Belgians, under such
a system, are. upon the whole, as indus
trioii-. and thrifty a- 1 have shown them
to be in many of the manufacturing dis
tricts. Liege (lie gium) Cor. Sau
APPEARANCES ARE DECEITFUL.
Uow m Cmr Conductor Wa CuraJ or
A Sixth avenue car was dodgiug
falling spikes and oil drippings from
the '!' road above, on an uptown trip.
A weary load of uucomfortable pas
scugers was inside. Into tbe car at
Variok .street came a vouth with light
bhie eyes and a halo of mildness and
trustfulness all around him. He had a
Brooklyn (E. D.) air about him that
would seem to be easily imposed upon.
Tbe conductor had not these character
istics, for the ways of the "knocker
down" were not unknown to his cellu
loid soul. The youth found two or
three square inches of unoccupied at
mosphere in which to stow himself, and
while he stood by the side of a Herald
reporter handed a dime to the con
ductor, who was edging his way
through the crowd and playing a fitful
melody with the register belL He
briskly pocketed tho dime and passed
on. apparently so absorbed with the
multitude of bis cares that he forgot to
baud back tbe change.
The youth thought nothing of this at
first but presently he began to yearn
for either his five cents or at least a
thank you.' As block after block
wa- left in the rear, the youth saw that
he had been imposed upon. Then the
-Long Island mind evinced itself and he
bet about "getting square." Tho car
had thinned out somewhat and as he
spread himself over one corner, he took
out a note-book. and penciL He made
a.very conspicuous object of it and at
tracted everybodyVattention. that of
i the conductor included. He took out
his watch and noted down the time.
Then came a long gaze at the number
of the car and that went down on the
book. Another long gaze at the con
ductor, who was becoming interested
in the proceedings, and the youth made
no secret of the fact that nis number
was being placed upon the paper. The
street name upon a lamp-post was
copied, tbe book closed with a slap and.
along with the pencil, was pat away.
Then he touched the arm of the con
ductor and said:
"Are you about ready to give me my
"Oh yes, ves. How much did voii
give me?" The red flag of guilt nut-i
tered in an unmistakable way from the
ramparts of his face-
"Igave you a silver dollar." The
expression of guilelessness which accom
panied this assertion would have done
a Young Men's Christian Association
book-keeper in -a savings bank very
proud- The conductor did not cay
anything, but he thought faster than
Suowden can skate. He counted out
the ninety-fire cents into the youth's
hand, and" wondered what right a fel
low had to look like a flat unless he was
he vouth had zone as far as he
wanted to. and when he stepped off .the
car there was an effervescent gTin on
his placid and. mild features.
Then the conductor went to the front
door and talked to the driver in.a con
versational style which, in all well-conducted
family papers, represented by
a series of dashes. -V. Y.. Herald.
A ring was saade by a Mr. Gennet,
of Richmond. Va..,for Mr. Jacob Eze
kiel, on tbe occasion of his marriage to
Miss Catherine de Castro Mvew. June
10, 1835. When the twain celebrated
flxeir silver wedding, in I860, Mc Gen
net added or welded another ring on
the first one, and lately the two were
sent to Richmond from Cincinnati,
.where Mr. Ezekiel resides, for Mr- Gen
net to attach the third ring to tae atkers
for tbe golden wedding. .V. O. Times'
It is estimated that 300.000 was
spent for flowers at ttefaaanl af Vi
THE HEIGHT OF HER AMBITION.
Description of th CnaUojvd HsaptMM
mad th Attir of Fraach-CaaadUa
At one of the smaller landings,
where the boat did not usually stop
unless signaled, a man was seen stand
ing gesticulating wildly. The Captain;
came forward and with an amused ex
pression of countenance informed the
passengers that he knew from the ex
cited state the individual was in-that n
wedding party was coming on board.
And his prognostication was soon veri
fied, for as soon as the boat touched the
landing a motley procession came
trooping down old and young and
middle-aged, from the infant in arms to
the aged couple, who. John Anderson
like, were tottering down. The pro-"
cession was headed by the bride dnd
groom, the latter looking excessively
uncomfortable and out of place in his
"dresed-up" condition: but the bride
-presented a great contrast to her- new-
made lord: her self-salislaction was su
preme. As the Captain remarked: "If
you really want to witness happiness
and -contentment. ou must see a
French-Canadian bride from the rural
districts. She has attained to the
height of her ambition; she Is at last
decked out in bridal liner v." She went
straight for the saloon after coming on
board, and looked around a little ner
vously at first, then sat frigidly down on
the extreme edge of the nearest bench,
and cast down her eyes, as was sup
posed, in blushing modesty. But no!
it was uot modesty; it was her ihoes
upon which her admiring glauces Here
The rest of her costume was com
monplace, consisting of a black dress of
some cheap material, which one of the
ladies designated as "luster." She
wore a hat trimmed with a wreath of
awdry-looking pink and blue artificial
dowers, while bo.v.s of yellow and
green ribbon relieved the somber hue of
the dres. But it remained for the shoes
'o g ve the true bridal character to this
somewhat iemarkable toilet They
were of white kid. low cur. with huge
rosettes on t e instep. Her p.dal ex
tremities, which were of rather colossal
prop irtions. were augninntcd by home
knit wco'en stook n.. w.iich appeared
ju'st a tritle incongruous Her husband
-o ju jo nod her. and took a seat beside
her, aud as In sat spee.-hless, with his
w f.'-J hand lying in h s own. it is sup,
poied thai he. too. va lost in admira
linii and wonder at the beauty of the
dipper. A half hour later found them
in the anio position, with the bride
still casting loving glances at her feet
When the newly-wedded pair left the
boat they were met by an old man aud
a young girl, who, by the way they
embraced the bridegroom, were set
down as his fatherand sister. The
former took the bride gently by the
hand, who rec-e'aed them with 'rigid
sta:elluess. T:n girl timidly ventured
to kiss her newly made sister. The
caress was passively permitted, not re
turned, and afterward deliberately
wiped off with a blue cotton pocket
handkerchie'. The last seen of the
kid shoes they were almost invisible
as their owuer trudged up a steep sandy
hill on a hot August afternoon. Ague
Fraser iSatuUuim, in Harper's Mag
Diagram ltowiuc Comparative Heights,
Above I'etleitaU, uf Some of the Great
Statue of the Worlri.
I Scale of diagram li inch to Ave feet
I SLLouit Globe-DentocraL
Wages in Southern Germany.
Wages are not very high in Munich
and Stuttgart Masons work nine hours
n day and receive about 1F7.50 a week;
apprentices only $4.50. Carpenters
work ten hours a day and receive front
4 to 6 a week; locksmiths work ten
hours and receive 4.c0; tailors work
ten to twelve hours for $2 to 4 a week;
shoemakers, twolve hours for SJ.50 to
$3 a week; weaver, eleven hours a dav
for :l to 4 a week. On the other
hand, victua are very cheap. Beef
eosts ) eonts a pound.' pork 15. brown
bread 31 cont a pound. A b.'d-ioom
may be rented for -1 to 2.f0 a month;
w.th lire fc' to St Coal cots about 40
cents a hundred pound.-.
Barinoldi modeled his statue of
"Liberty" -after his mother, who was a
beautiful -woiaanx X. Y. Serais .
Paid I. Capital,
Sirp lis aid Preits, -
OFFICERS XD DIRECTORS.
A. ANDERSON, Pres't.
S AM'L C. SMITH," Vice Pres't.
J. W. EAKLY,
W. A. MCALLISTER,
? Foreign and Inland Exchange, Passage
TfcfcclVina RealKitate Loan.
- "-'J , ss-voi-13-iy
D.T. Martyx, M. D. F.J.Schcg, M. D.
Drs. KABTTH ft SCHUG,
U. S. Examining Surgeons,
Local Surgeons. Union Pacific, Q., N.
4 B. H. and B. & M. R. R's.
Consultations in German and English.
Telephones at office and residences.
par-Office over First National Bank.
D. EVAAH, 91. D.,
PHY SI CI AX AXD SVHGEOX.
53TOni:e and rooms. Gluck building,
11th street. Telephone commun cation.
F. F. RIJXXElt, .11. D.,
Chremie Diseases amd Diseases ef
Childrem a Specialty.
QTOflice on Olive street, three doors
north of Firtt National Bank. 2-lv
LAW AXD COLLECTIOX OFFICE.
Upstairs Ernst building 11th street.
l J. GAKLOVT, Collection Att'y.
SPECIALTY MADE OF BAD PAPER.
Office with J. G. Higgiqs. 34-3m
XT j. miiwio.-v
Sth Street, i deori west of Haaiaoail Bobm,
Columbus, Xeb. 4'Jl-y
X . KEEDEB,
A TTOItXE T AT LA W,
Office on Olive St., Columbus, Nebraska
M0.1EY TO LQAK.
Five years' time, on improved farms
with at least one-fourth tbe acreage under
cultivation, in sums representing one
third the fair value of tbe homestead.
Correspondence solicited. Address,
M. K. TURNER,
50- Columbu9, Nebr.
V. A. MACKEN,
Foreign and Domestic Liquors and
llth street. Columbus, Neb. 50-v
A TTOENE YS AT LA W,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing. llth.St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
NOTARY PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCER.
Keeps a full line of stationery and school
supplies, aud all kinds of legal forms.
Insures against tire, lightning, cvelone
and tornadoes. Office in Powell's Block.
Platte Centei. 19-x
J. M. SIACFARULND,
kVtxtuj ui Vsatj fUTt
B. K. COWDKRY,
LAW AND COLLECTIOX OFFICE
Celumb, : : ; Xtbraska.
J. JT. MAUGHAM,
Justice, County Surveyor, Notary,
Land and Collection Agent.
EVParties desiring surveying done can
notify me by mail at Platte, Centre, Neb.
'llth St, opposite Lindell Hotel.
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blankets. Curry Combs, Brushes, trunks,
valises, buggy tops, cushions, carriage
trimmings, Ac, at the lowest possible
prices. Repairs promptly attended to.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plans and estimates supplied for either
frame or brick buildings. Good work
guaranteed. Shop on 13th Street, near
Sit. Paul Lumber Yard, Columbus, Ne
braska. 52 6mo.
T 11. LAWatKL-4JE,
DEPUTY CO. SURVEYOR.
Will do. general surveying in Platte
and adjoining counties. Office with S. C.
COLUMBUS, ... NKBKASKA.
JS. MURDOCH & 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
fairpriees. Call and give us an oppor
JQltrtoestimateforyou. erShop on
Ltn St., one door west of Friedbof
CVa. store. Columbus. Nebr. 483-t
o. O. STTATSnSTCXISr
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware !
Jeb-Werk, loefinz and Gutter
ing a Specialty.
tT'Shop on Olive Street, 2 doors
north of brodfeuhrer's Jewelry Store.
LAND AND INSURANCE A GENT,
His lands comprise some fine tracts
in the Shell Creek Valley, sad tbe north,
em portion of Pl?tte county. Taxes
paid for non-residents. Satisfaction
purantsed. 30 y
J. E. NORTH & CO.,
Bock Spiig Coil, $7.00 per toi
Carboi (Wyemiig) Caai. ..... 6.00 "
Eldoi (lewa) Coal .00 "
Blacksmith Coal of bast quality al
ways on hand at low
North Side Eleventh St.,
SAUL. C. SMITH, Ag't.
General Seal Estate Dealer.
J5TI have a large number of improve d
Farms for sale cheap. Also unimproved
farming and grazing lands, from $4 to f 15
J2B"Speeial attention paid to making
final proof on Homestead and Timber
3 A 11 having lands to hell will linil it
to ibeir advantage to leave them in my
hands for sale. Money to Ioaa on farm.
F. U. Marty, Clerk, speaks German.
30-tf Columbus, Nebraska.
All kinds of Repairing done on
Skort Notice. Buggies, Wag
ens, etc, made ta erder,
and all work. Guar
anteed. Also sell tha world-famous Walter A.
Wood Mowers, Reapers, Combin
ed Machines, Marresters,
and Self-binders the
"Shop opposite the "Tattersall," on
(Hive St.. COLUMBUS, -m
tn presents given aicay.
Send us 5 cents postage-.
uuv anu oy man you win get
free a pacKage of goods of large value,
that will start you in work tbt will at
once bring you in money faster than any
thing e4se in America. All about tbe
$200,000 in 'presents with each box
Agents wauted everywhere, of either
sex, of all ages, for all tbe time, or spare
time only, to work for us at their own
homes. Fortunes for all workers ab
solutely assured. Don't delay. H.Hal
Lirrr & Co., Portland, Maine.
pAJlPBELL 4c ST. CIAIK,
Rags and Iron !
The highest market price paid for razs
and iron. Store in tbe Babach building,
Olive St., Columbus, Neb. 15-tf
But a Grand Success.
RP. BRIGHAM'S AUTOMATIC WA-
ter Though for stock. He refers to
every man who has it in use. Call on or
leave orders at George Yale's, opposite
Oehlrich'a grocery. f-6m
A PRIZE. KS&sgj
Send six cents for
tly box of
goods which will help you to more money
right awav than anything else in this
world. Ail, of either sex; succeed from
first hour. The broad road to fortune
opens before the worker-, absolutely
sure. At once address, Tkuk & Co..
This House, recently purchased by me.
will be thoroughly refitted. Board
bv tbe day, week or meal. A few roorat
to let. A' share of tbe public patronage
is solicited. Feed stable in connection.
2-y Albert Lcni.
TTOTICE TO TEACHKsW.
J. B. afOBCrtnf. Co. Sept.,
Will be in. bis office --t the Court House
on the third Saturday uf each
month for tur purpose of examining
applicant for teacher's certificates, and
for the transaction uf any other business
pertaining to i-chnol;. 567-y
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Platte Center, Nebraska. 9-y 1
A SHARP DEBTOR.
Maw Ha SacureA.aa
A very arousing story is fsiag the
founds in Vienna. Atnnns; the -prominent
citizens of the capital of the Aus
trian Empire is a gentleman whem we
shall call Herr Fritz. He is the pm-
I prietor of a largo factory, and is, more
over, well-known as a jovial,, whole
souled fellow who delightsjogire large
, Not long since he sent' out invitations
to all his business friends to partake nf
his hospitality at a dinner party.
Herr Fritz was known to be n good
entertainer. Bis wines were so good
tifat seme m ambers of the nobility,
whose social status was much 'higher
than, that of Herr Fritz, condescended
to associate with him. so they could
guxzle some of his fine wines. His cook
Was n major-general among cooks. As
fWJht JJafjrBd.vjtt-.th. Jnjiiftd.
guests were present at the appointed
pour. They were disappointed in their
expectations, but agreeably so. for 1 he
banquet was even more excellent than
any they had ever attended. The menu
'was oonceded by experienced gour
mands who made menus their specialty,
to be head and shoulders over any they
had ever tackled. The wines were no't
fiCfor a prince. They. were too good.
, It occurred to some'of the guests, who
were not as busy as the rest with their
knives aud forks, that it was a little
singular that neither the wife nor
daughters "of the host were present, but
they supposed that perhaps they had
gone to the skating rink. It was a reg
ular stag partv.
At first, as Is frequently the case at a
dinner party at which there are gentle
men only, the proceedings were some
what tedious. By degrees, however,
the guests became more lively under
the stimulating influence ef the wines.
Their tongues became loosened by the
frequent lubrications, and there was a
flow of geniality and wit, such as is
found only on press excursions.
Good humor prevailed to an almost
alarming extent. Everybody present
wa3 in an hilarious mood. Just at this
crisis Herr Fritz stood up and intimated
that he would like to make a few re
marks. "Bravo!" said a fat man witn a red,
face, pounding on the table with the
handle of his knife.
"Now we will hearsomething funny,"
remarked another guest, getting "his
mouth ready to laugh.
"Speech! "Speech!" exclaimed several
of the'guests who had contemplated the
wine when it was red.
There wns a solemnity about the host
that almost convulsed the merry gentle
"Gentlemen. I see around me all my
creditors, and I have some very import
ant information to impart to" you "
and he paused.
The fat man, to whom Herr Fritz was
owing 20. t)00 marks, turned a trifle pale,
.and seemed to be unable to close his
mouth, in which he had deposited a
morsel of pate defoie gras.
Several other creditors looked at each
"Gentlemen," continued the orator,
"you will regret to hear that I am a
Koars of laughter. "That is good;
"Over the hil& totho poor house, sang
The orator did not join in the laugh
ter. With increased solemnity he said:
"I wish, gentlemen, for your sakes
and for my sake, that I was jesting, but
I am not. Of late I have experienced
severe losses. It is impossible for me
to meet my obligations. If, however,
you gentlemeu are willing to give me
six. mouths" time, I can pay oil every
thing, and save my honor and my
life, for" and here "Herr Fritz drew a
revolver "I propose to blow out my
brains in your presence," and he
placed the deadly weapon to his temple.
The horrified guests sprang to their
feet. A few of the more courageous en
deavored to wrest "the revolver from the
desperate man. but they did not suc
ceed. Herr Fritz declared, that he
would not give up the revolver -until a
certain document, giving him an ex
tension of six months, was signed, and
he suddenly drew. the document from
his breast pocket.
As we have already intimated, all the
creditors, owing to the wine, ere in a
most genial mood. They had perfect
confidence in the honesty and ability of
Herr Fritz, and in a few minutes the
document was signed by all the creditors
of Herr Fritz.
Then the merriment was renewed in
earnest, although there was a hollow
ring in the laugh of the fat man that told
of an aching heart. Fritz put up his
revolver, which, so it has been intimat
ed, was not even loaded. Translated
from the German for Texas Sif tings.
Honesty is the Best Policy.
Mr. Black, the eminent and wealthy
coal-dealer, called one of his oldest
drivers into the office tbe other morning
and tendered him quite a large sum of
"What is this far'" asked the aston
"Merely a token of appreciation for
servicesrendered," replied Mr. Black,
"But, sir, you've always paid me well
for my services, and that" was apprecia
"There is really more than that in it,
John," continued the gentleman, "I
really owe you the money."
"Let me tell vou," and he dropped
nis voice to a whisper, "you have been
with mc for twenty years, working three
hundr ! days every year, aud averaging
three loads a day 9 that makes eighteen
thousand loads1. " You weigh about 150
pounds, John, and we have never failed
to weigh you in with every load of our
superior coal: that makes 2,700,000
pounds, or 1,350 tons. This at $3.50
per ton, John, represents $4,725. The
package you hold inyour hand contains
$472.30 or ten per cent., which wcthink
is yours by right, W e are honest men,
John, and don't desire to defraud any
man out of what is justlyhis."
John bowed in humble submission,
and is now waiting for the next divi?
dend. Merchant Traveler.
The colonv f Jewish refusrees from
Russia established three years ago on!
1.100 acres of land near Vibelanu, . J..
purchased by the Hebrew Immigration
Society of New York aad the Jewish
Society of London, has outlived -the
hardships of Its first years, and is begin
ning to be a prosperous community.
Scattered here and there among the hills
aad hollows of the tract tbe sixty frame
shanties in which the colonists live are
aardly noticeable. There are no streets.
o churches, no stores, mills or facto
ries nor any other indication except tbe
aeattered keoces that 300 people an
tdTBusisess and professional carda
of five lines or lean, per annum, fire
Cb For time advertiaemsnta, apply
at this office. "
aTLegal adTertisements at statute
XsTFor tranaieat advsrtialnf, nee
rates oatalrd page.
.EsTAU ndTertlsementa pnynble
PERSONAL AND LITERARY.
Miss Caroline-Whiting recently ceJ
ebrated the fiftieth or golden anniver
sary of her connection as principal of
Public School No. 14. Nsw York City.
X. Y. Tribune.
The Atlanta Constitution has set
tied the fact that General Robert E.
"Lee's middle name warf Edward. "Lip
'pincott's Biographical Dictionary" aad
"Chamber's Encyclopaedia" have it
Dr. Logan. United States Minister
to Chili, who has received the degree ot
Doctor of Laws from the University of i
Santiago, is the first foreigner to re-'
ceive the honor from that seat ei learn
ing. Chicago Inter Ocean.
Mrs. Gladstone is said to ne in ap
pearance and manners the incarnation
of simplicity, though really one of the
shrewdest of women, carrying out her
husband's ideas in her relations with
others and never committing a blunder.
Count Josena Paries Von Hochkao-
"rer. a wealthy - vonug' nobleman of
Trieste. Austria, was married to Miss
Minna Althof. a poor young American
artist, at Galveston. Tex., recently.
He mot tho young lady while making'
tour o( th.s couutry last fall, and fell in
The late Charles O Conor, after a
visit to Ireland, began tosigu hfs name
with a single n -becutsc. as Judge
Daly suggested when asked the reason,
his royal forefathers had done so.
"Yes," said a bystander, "the Irish
Kings had always been ay poor as never
t be able to make both nni meet"
X. Y. Mail.
Dr. William Perry, of Exeter. N.
H. in his n.ncty-se tenth year, and tho
oldest living graduate of Harvard, ac
companied Robert Fulton on the trial
trip of the first .-teambostt, August 10.
1507. The old d.cfr who is portrayed
in his granddaughter s (Sarah -Orne
Jewett) slory. "The Country Doctor."
iusists that tnu name of the craft was
Katherino of Clermont. liotton Jour'
- Two years jo Charles T. R niond.
a poor clerk in "New Yor . s. cretly mar
ried a daughter of ex-M.uor Klv. a
millions re. of Suirh Norwalk. N". J.
Since then t'ley have 1 vol as unmarried
people, ami the ung 1-idy hns rrcuivud
much attention from other gentlemen.
1 n secret In-i-ame kn ivvu recently, and
thJ young lady began act'ou for a di
vorce in the New ork courts, but tho
millionaire has boi-ame reconciled, tho
Miit is withdrawn, aud Mr. and Mrs.
Haymoud went on an extended wed
ding tour. X. Y. Sun.
Kuv. Jacob Hood and his. wife, of
LnnlieM. recviftly observed the sity
tifth anniversary of the r marriage.
Mr. Hood is ninety-three years old id
his wifrt i-. eighty-cightl "MaLT.-"
Hood. a he is Kuon n to hundreds of
people oi mature years from 1S2 to
txu wa- a teacher in the piiflir.'.cho.'U
of Salem, and fur fifteen ears more
he taught a higing-.ichooI. The fourth
generation was represented at tho
gathering at the rosi.lenro of tho ajeil
coup'e. There arc l.ring twenty grand
children and eight griit-gra!idch.Jdreu.
and there w:is a pleasant reunion of re
latives and friends dming the after
noon. --Uoston .Idrertner.
No intention h. s yet be.'ii mani
fested by people who u-e tin telephone
to revise the customary, exclamation
Hello!" into Sheolo" -liojton (Ai
zettc. "Johu. what is the best thing to
feed a parrot on?" asked an elderly
lady of Iih.- b tchelor 1 rot her. who ha'cd
parrots. "Arsenic." gru tly answered
John. X. Y. Indepeittieitt.
Frank showed the picture on his
slate. "It's awful bad." said teasing
Kate. "Just like the small-po.
"Whv?" asked he. -BecauW it's
sKetch'ng. don't vou see?" -oiikcrs
Teacher to little pupil: -Where are
you jroing, Nellie" "l'a-a is go'ng
to take us to Florid t again." -Can
oil i tell what th'C'ap't-lof Honda is.'"
' Yes'ni. It's the money they get
from bo nders." litsbtrrgU Cn'um :ie.
Knm;.ntic young tad'e-. who open
their casern uts .tt n-ght and ?u pii
sivelv upou the moon are erv foolish.
The m-Kn is.J4o.00i miles d s'tanr. and
if there w s a m n iu it they couldn't
get him. Wh. t- tin ue of bfin un
reaso i:ib!'?.V. 1". I'oit.
First h -n. "Tlu-re come tfm
woman to dr.ve u? out of the garden.
Second hen: "Yc-s, and she L picking
up a stone, too! Let us jy out. .juick:"
"No, no. stay here." But -he is a" in
ing right foV us." "Ye-, and if we
should moe we niijrht "ot hit." C'A
A young mother, traveling with her
infant chid, wroti the following letter
to her husband at home: "We ore all
do.ng first rate and eujoyinir oursehes
very much. We are in excellent health.
The bjy can crawl al out on :;ll four-.
Ilop.ng tha' the same can b said. of
you. 1 remain." etc-. X. 1. lime.-.
" c.entiJieal!y .spfcaking." says
Web-ter, "tho negro is not a c.'ord
man." It is in th s stflted m tuner that
the great Icvicognaplier endeavors to
sprine upon us the ane'ent chestnut
about the negro not being colored lo
calise he was "uom s .' uch artful
work is rmudrthv of Noah. Lowell
T'lere." said a woman to a tramp,
"is a nice dinner: but I shall expect
you to saw a little wod for iL" "I'er
tainry. madam." politel, replied tho
tramp, attacking th-; tlinnfr with 1-oth
baud, "but you iv.Il pardon me I
trust, if I ventur- to correct vour En
glish." "My what?" -Your Kng i h.
Some modern authorities claim : at
grammar is played out. I kuou U-itur.
The word 'saw is a verb; in tlii- ci-e.
singular number and imperfect -te::s?.
You can uut say. "I shall expect yu to
saw wood.' '1 sha I expect xou to s.o
wood w eorrect. If you nil! iudicato
the pile t me I will mw h ok at it as 1
pass out." LoiUrn Transcript.
Study of Things.
Parent aud teachers will do "well to
turn the thoughts 'of the voting to the
careful observation and study of par
ticular things round about them. Uj
calling attention to the robin tliat 4ops
from limb td limb, one m.ty lead t. child
to observe it- plumage, its habits its
nest, its eggs, its winter habits, etc rii",
interest being aroused and power of
observation stimulated, the child to
eouies not only an ornithologist but
able'to observe and reflect upon a hun
dred ot;er things. So a. flower, a stone,
the sight of a star, may open the : a te
to vast and wonderfully ente'ta'niiig
realms of thought. Begin soon, iliat
observation and reflection may be eariy
developed. It is a rare privilege tb
open fields of thought to the eager mind
of childhood. Golden EuU.
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