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Proprietors aid Fielishers.
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h fournal Building.
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tiou to our facilitie- for nulviug lonn on
real estate, at the lowest rate of interest.
jarvity, School and County BoihIm,
and individual becuritieu are bought.
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particular, and so guaranteed.
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jarOne door west of Heintz's Drug
Store, 11th Street, Columbus, Neb.
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AND DEALER IN
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Sic, Picture Framea and
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But a Grand Success.
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VOL XVII. HNO. 23.
eale.8ta( Mas Ca-atla.
The people of the stale of Nebraa
k are hereby invited to meet at
Lincoln iu im couveatioo, on Fri
day. Oct. 8, lor the purpose of plac
ing io Douiioatina cadUtea' for va-
Sous state office, to appoiat dele
gates to attend the natloual couvea
ioo of i be Uoiou Peoples party to be
Leld at Ciocluoati Feb. 22d, 1887, to
elect a Cbftiruin of the State Cent'l
CoiDoiittee, and traoeact such other
nusineirj-a may properly come be
ture tbe conrealiou.
Each couuty represented in the
co?eulioQ will be entitled to'one vote
tor every one huudred votes cast the
I st preceding general electioa.
Our j uatiflcatiou lor this action
inay be found in tbe fact tbati tha
leading political parties; o longer
I grapple WMh'tha"fapa ml tbe day.
i ney nave igRorea every principle
oi right and justice established by
Tfaey have placed under monopoly
ail tbe natural resources and means
ot life, liberty and general prosperity.
They have directly ignored tbe
express will of the people of this
slate as to specific measures, such as
tbe creating of a fraudulent and use
less commission over an overwhelm
ing popular vote.
They have established class dis
tinctions louuded on wealth, ignor
ing' natural right and destroying
TJjey allow bribery to control our
election, and tilled the offices with
corrupt tools ot corporate power.
Tbuy have shamelessly squander
ed the public domain upon soulless
corporationaandayudicateg, and are
rapidly bringing a vast rural popu
lation under landlordism as vile as
any kuowu iu Ireland.,
They have given to a money oligar
chy the control of the . medium ol
exchange, that they may command
the products of labor, aad thus
reducing the people to poverty,
while the wealth of the country is
rapidly accumulating into tbe bauds
ot a few.
We therefore cordially invite the
farmers, tbe wage-workers, their
tarious organizations, the soldier's
organizations, tbe National green
t.ack auti-mouopoly and people's
parties aud all other parsons who are
in sympathy with the objects sought,
to meet with us in couveutiou aud
place in nomination a People's ticket ,
tud adopt ?uch measures tor the re
lief of the people aud the re-establishment
of the principles -of our
taihers as the convention in its wis
dom may dictate
J. II. Powers, Hall Count
3. 1. Harvey, Harlau "
A. M. Lathrop, Clay
L. C. Price, Lancaster "
J. M. Uober, Merrick
H. U. Arm it age, Adams '
C. E. Smith, Phelps
J. M. Saoford, Adams "
It. R. J-incaid, Polk
J. R. Marshall, Cass "
C. R. Steadman, Otoe ,
L. Henry, Hall
S. V. Moore. York
J. Borrows, Gage "
L. Stebbins, Lincoln "
H. Berkley, Fillmore "
C. N. May berry, Pawnee "
W. C. Starkley,
OHIO GAB WOBKi.
ASohemaia wUok x-Qmr.Tmutmr Is
IatwestedtaPwa Gaa ta Jlelca-
Chicago, Sept. 20. Ex-Gov. Cbas.
Foster of Ohio is at tbe Grand
Pacific hotel. He said yesterday that
he has practically ahead oaed politics
for a time at least, for the natural
gas business. He is of tbe opinion
that Blaine is making every effort,
to have another contest " for tbe
presidency in 1888. He would ven
ture a prediction as to whether Jr.
Blaine could realize upon bis effort.
Ohio will go into the convention, he
said, solid for Sherman, and they
were well pleased with his prospects.
He said tbe republicans of Ohio
were very much hurt by Gen. Lo
gan's action in the Senate in the
Payne affair, aad it would doubtless
injure him greatly in Ohio should he
be the republican nominee for preeW
deut. He regarded Cleveland's ra
aominatioa as a foregone conclusion.
Gov. Foster is the president of n
company organized for the purpose
or piping natural gas from Finding
O., to ToledoO., a distance of forty
five miles. Tbe company has a
capital stock of 13,000,000, of which
tbe Standard Oil company owns
two-thirds. Tbe plant, composing of
two ten-inch pipes and the neces
sary receivers, aad other fixtures, will
cost 11,250,000. The gaa field, f
which Finlay is the center,' is twenty
five miles long and ive miles wide.
The gas is found in the Trenton
stone when tbe strata is three hun
dred feet below the level of .the .tea.
The field runs from the northweet'to
the southeast, aad geologists, aaahg
whom is Prof. Orion of Ohio, be
lieve it will be found in Indiana jast.
below Indianapolis. Tha fact that
gaa was foanl-the past' week in In
diana near the: Ohio benndary -d
on a direct line with tha Fiadley
folds gone to contra that belief.
U it sboald be trae that the field ax
tends all the way acreee-the state at
Indiana it will thaw-be easy and
practicable te.piaa It iato Chicago.
The visible eflyatFiailay will
not'be exhausted for-eight years at
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the very least. That is regarded as
certain, while it may be inexhaosti-
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ble and f ow for aver.
At p'reseot a
wall may be snnk .in every, twenty
acres witbont.afecting the
of the flow from the
tag wells. 'f
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democrat ice city.
tbe heaviest deiuocratc-u
jority of any city jnjhe Ueicju. Al
moot every city-eSce is held by a
democrat. -Republicans have little
or aothing'to do with its goveruuiau't
and are in such V minority "that they
often refrain'ffotn voting, f
This has been tbe condition of the
city for a quarter of a century. What
has beeaibe results? - A cjustautly
iucreasiag' ' harden ef rhil taxes;
Tweed aud.'hU $15,00000 robberies;
jobe inalmaeV evifry branch of the
,J t. t Jf V .r' 1,3"- I i .
city goveraaent; fav-Ntisai ; brib
ery ;: corruption5; political iatrighee ;
rings of contractors; wholesale paca
lation aud fraud, and an
reign of spoilsmen.
This is what pare unadulterated
democracy has done for the city ot
New York during the brief period-
in which tbe democratic party have
bad absolute sway.
This is what it-will do for tbe
entire country, if it is ever given the
opportunity. How do the people
like the theuht o( iL Albany Journal
fin this department tbe people talk, and
not the editor. Each writer mult bold
himself ready to defend his principles
aud bis statements of facts. lu tbe mul
titude of counsel there is wisdom.' Kd.
Salt Lake City, Sept. ,16. '80.
En. Journal, Dear Sir: -In your
issue of Aug. 25th, I notice a reply to
a- letter that I wrote to you in the
same .month. When I wrote that
letter I had no thought of its ever
appeariug in public, but then it is all
right; every word therein staled is
tbe plain, unvarnished truth?" no
matter who lakes exceptions to it.
I deny, most emphatically, that this
people are violators .vf tbe law, for
when they entered into this marriage
relatiou there was no law: against it,
and they entered into it, believing iu
tbe divine command, with au houesl
pure desire to serve God ; but if only
those were prosecuted who have
violated Ihe special law made to meet
Ibis case, this people would have no
fault to find, but tbe judges do not
cou fine themselves to the law, but
make it apply to cases where it was
uever ioleaded to apply; to, l he aged
and infirm, who have raised large and
honorable families, extending into
the third generation, standing on the
brink of the grave ; men of pure and
spotless reputation, who entered into
these marital relations in their youth
ful daya, and have remained true and
faithful to their wives and children;
this law was uever intended to apply
to such cases. These judges demand
that faithful wives, who have thus
reared their families shall be cast out
into a cold and uucharitable world,
without protection or provider. In
the uame of homaniiy can this be
done, can any man bearing tbe name
of man or a baser thing, deny tbe
wife ot bis youth, or tbe comfort of
bis old age? This is what I complain
of, aa being contrary to the spirit and
genins of the constitution, under
which we" claim onr country to be
the home of tha brave and tba land
of tbe free. What were wo sent here
for but to enjoy life, liberty and tbe
pursuit of happiness, so long as we
do not infringe upon the rights of
others? So far as I am personally
concerned, these things do not affect
ma or.mine, but my nature is full of
sympathy for the afflicted and op
pressed ; ibis ought to be the feeling
of every true christian. I desire to
follow io tbe footsteps of the meek
and lowly Jesus, who was despised
aad derided of men, aad even put to
aa ignominious' , death, crucified be
tween two thieves. "Is tbe servant
greater than bis master?" "If ye
were of tbe world tbe world would,
love you, but because you are not of
the world, therefore they bate you."
ii one'of the sayings of our divine
teacher ; he' came not to break the
law bnt to fulfill all righteousness.
I do say that every man living in a
remote part of the country is ignorant
of. the true state of affairs in this
community for afar off, you cannot
depend apon newspaper stories, or
Madam Rumor for tbey are alike
faulty, and in order to say that you
know, yon must go and see for1
yourself, and then in order to be
just, look into both sides of the' ques
tion, with" aa unprejudiced mind.
;L Wn are none of its perfect, but I
hope we are trying to attain to it as
ear aa possible" for erring hamaaity
to do, but for any' Cbristiaa to brand
another's retifieaaa blasphemy ie
lachrieUealike and ako uaeBtle-
manly ant uucberitableTaad without
charity we are aeVaonadiug braes
and liakling cymbal. I am willing
for all meaand weeaea ta believe ae
theyplease, withpat let or hindrance,
aad weald not give the snap of ay
flager for (au or womaa who has
aot moral coarage ta declare that
-We waat we cowards la ear band,
-. Who will their celers f y;
. We call for valiant hearted mea,
"Who are aot afraid to die.
I have no contention with your
gentleman corretpaBdeatj aeither do
i with to. have aay more to say, aad,
o tar as I am co-ctrned, this esds it.
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COLUilBUS, NEB.. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER
Before concluding, I will say that so
raft as violating any law of the land
i which I do or, may have lived
with my faiiiily isreoocernod, I leave
"that fortha community of Columbus
to decide; having been a reaideut of
that coaimuuily for over twenty
yea-s, and wilh my
I tying to do
gobdr'ao far as it lay in
lo the weary
and afflicted ones, very
otteu against my owu.interedt
VVith'.kiud regards, I
respectlolly, .-tu. . ? i
.-Heirerps- Vsar Naalh
except to put something to eat into
it, is an excellent ocolto for the gossip
aud 'the suierer from catarrh. Bf
while Ihe gossip is practically' in-
arable, there iuo.tewi.teip.wl1! took .rB
one's suffering longer trom, catarrh.
1 lkw i...Av tili Ratna.'f if iu an lin'.
. fcWJB OUUUj u v. -
(ailing cure for that otfdusive dis
ease. It heals the diseased mem
brane, and removes the dull aud de
pressed eeusationsiwbich always at
tend catarrh. A short trial of this
valuable preparation will make the
sufferer feel like a new .being.
Thk WesltTii Uuion at Cleveland
reports e severe wind storm between
Toledo aud Detroit ltn other atter
uooii, exteudiug over tuosr1 ol south
ern Michigan. The Btorui was .es
pecially severe at Howoll, where one
mail was killed aud much proper I)
Kxclteateat la Teian.
Great excilemeut has beou caused
in tbe vicinity ot Paris, Texas, by (lie
remarkable recovery of .Mr. J. E.
Corley, who was so helpless he could
not turn 'in bed, or raise his head ;
everybody said he way dyiug of con
sumption. A trial bottle of Dr.
King's New Discovery was sent him.
Finding reliet, he bought a large
bottle and a box of Dr. King's New
Lite Pills ; by the time he bail taken
two boxes ot Pills and two bottles ot
the Discovery, he was well aud had
gained in flesh thirty-six pouuds.
Trial bottles ol this Great Dis
covery for Cousuuiptiou tree al
A Prf.sbytkkian chuich, built
from petrified wood fouud'iu Alleu's
creek, is one of the curiosities ot
Mum ford, Monroe county, N. Y.
Leaf aud moss fossils are lo he
plaiuly seen iu the stone.
Watch lor it! Tbe first symptom,
ol tiue croup is lioarseuess and it
Cham berlai u'a Cough Remedy is
freely giveu at once aud the dosee
frequently repealed the dread disease
may be entirely preveuteikaud all
danger and auxiety avoided'. Sold
by Doety & Heitkeuiuer. ' 22-4t
Tuk cholera is gaining ground iu
Auhtria. In the village of Lie, out
of the uiue huudred iubabitauls
oiuely have been stricken down aud
thirty-eight ot these died almost im
mediately. Tbe villagers are too
much frightened to help oue another.
Don't take that "cocktail iu the
morning.". If you have a "swelled
head," nauseated stomach, aud un
strung nerves resulting from tbe
"convivial party last night." The
sore and safe way, to clear the cob
webs from tbe brain, recover zest for
food, and tone up the nervous system,
is to use Dr. Pierce's "Pleasaut Pur
gative Pellets." Sold by all drug
gists. English milliners are said to have
discovered a way of making bonnetr
of tissue paper; they cost about as
much as if they were covered wilh
tery ateasarkaale Btecever-.
Mr. Geo. V. Willing, of Manches
ter, Mich., writes: "My wife has been
almost helpless for five years, so help
less that fibe could not turn over in
bed alone. She used two Bottles of
Electric Bitters, and is so much im-
proved, that she is able uow to do
her own work."
Electric Bitters will do all that is
claimed for them. Hundreds of tes
timonials attest their great curative
nnwtra Oulv fittv cents a bottle al
Dowly & Ileilkemper's. '
Things are going on so fast among
the Japanese that there is talk of
their having an "Agricultural Party'
in their long looked-for Nations'
The best treatment for cuts, hruiseo,
sprains, swellings and lameness is lo
apply Chamberlain's Pain Balm. Sold
by Dowty & Heitkemper. 22-4t
Tna net proceeds in ihe hands of
the firemen's tournament committee
at Fremont, after paying all expenses
and prizes will be $500.
A boastkd ox and other good
things were served on 10.000 wooden
plates at the Harvest Home picnic
aad barbecue at Trenton.
aclclea'a Aralca Salve.
The Best Salve iu the world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt
Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped
Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all
Skin Ernstieas, aad positively cures
Piles, or no pay required. It is guar
anteed to five perfect satisfaction, or
money rei ended. Price 25 cents per
box. Fot sale by Dowty & Heit
A or fat deal ol siefcnees is n
ported tbroegbout Stanton coouiy,
especially among children.
THE OLD MAID OF TO-DAY.
Cpared With The IVntrmble Sister of
According to the ideas of things
which prevailed not so very King ago,
the woman who did not marry was a
blighted being. It did not matter
whether she " remained single . from
choice or necessity; for. since it was
considered a woman's only niautfest,
and unalterable destiny to -marry, she
must, of course, be regarded as a fail
ure in life if she did not do this. And'
though she may have refused forty of
fers or marrino, or have had the most
impeative duties of any sort, or devel-
opedLtne most decided talent tor some
vojBibn in' life other1 than marriage,
yet neither one nor all of these would
'have been accepted as a valid reason
whv she should not follow what society
had decided was the only proper course
in life for her. Failing to become the
mistress of her own home she was
doomed to a life of dependence in that
of some friend or relative, a useful crea-
ruildren and did
uu was regarded
with either pitv or contempt "even by
those who profited most directly from
From this condition of things there
arose in literature and the minds of
people in general the typical "old
maid." She was always pictured as
gaunt, angular, and forbidding in ap
pearance; morose and ill-tempered in
disposition, as became a blighted and
disappointed being; hating youth and
pleasure of all sorts, with a special
grudge against love-making and lovers,
since they reminded her of her own
vanished youth and the opportunities
which she had never had. or, having.
had1 neglected. The part which she
had played in the story was usually that
of a butt for the other to scratch jokes
upon; or of a, marplot And feminine
villian whom all were glad to see dis
comfited in the end.
But we have changed all that in these
later days. With the education of wom
en and tbe broadening of their oppor
tunities in every way, their destinies
have broadened also. A woman is still,
perhaps, expected first to marry, and it
is best for her that she should, provided
her marriage can be a happy and suit
able.one. But if from her own choice,
or a necessity arising from a lack of
appreciation on the part of the other
and more stupid sex, she remains at the
end of her days what some one calls an
"unclaimed blessing." she is no longer
considered, from this circumstance
alone, a failure and an unhappy crea
ture. She is no longer doomed to a life
of dependence in the house of another,
for a score of vocations are open to her.
in any one of which she may win a
livelihood or even a competence. Con
sequently she commands respect, and
far from being a subject for contempt
or pity, she is more likely the object of
open or secret envy on the part of most
of her married acquaintances.
And so it has come about that tbe
typical old maid of former times has
passed away, and in Ihe literature of to
day we find a new type conforming to
the new ,facts in the case, and quite
different from the old. The modern old
maid is not unular and forbiddinz in
"appearance,-but plump and pleasing.
ahe is not morose and ill-tempered, but
jolly and good-natured to au extent
that makes her the best of compaay. As
she has never had the all-absorbing
cares which come with marriage, and
has no family of sons and daughters
growing up about her to remind her of
the flight of years, she has naturally
forgotten to grow old, and young peo
ple regard her as one of themselves
when good times are being planned;
while in the matter of lovers and love
making she has had that experience
which makes her simply invaluable as
confidant and adviser, and she is the
repository of all the secrets of this sort
which exist within the range of her ac
quaintance. She dresses in exquisite
taste, she pets a pug dog or a white rat,
a golden beetle, or whatever animal
fashion may dictate; she entertains
beautifully; ia idolized by her family,
especially her young nephews; has hosts
of admirer, but is discretion and pro
priety personified; is the guiding spirit
iu orphan asylums, hospital fairs, asso
ciated charity matters, aud other good
works; and, in short, lives out to the
end of her day a happy, useful, well
The single woman who has her own
way to make in the world, has and
uses no less opportunities, though tbey
lie in different directions. She may be
a teacher, earnest, single-hearted "hav
ing a formative hand mpon the young
minds and hearts of many, and becom
ing the spiritual mother, perhaps, of
tens, scores, hundreds of sons and
She may be a scientist, and discover
new wonders in the starry heavens, or
resolve obscure chemical compounds.
She may be a writer of books, which
shall entertain or instruct thousands,
or be privileged to speak the -frequent
word of warning, help, encouragement
to multitudes through tbe columns of
some great newspaper. She may heal
the sick if she have a love and aptitude
for that sort of work; or plead the
cause of the oppressed in court, or
preach repentance to sinners. In fact,
there is nothing she may not do, and
the single woman of to-day is no longer
made to conform to one angular and
disagreeable type, but is broad and
many-sided, as are her present oppor
tunities, so that the "old maids" of to
day form one of the most positive and
potent forces in our modern civilization.
Milwaukee Sunday -Telegraph.-'
No More Duelling in Soath Carolina.
The cold-blooded, deliberate sort of
murder which was so long tolerated
under the name of the duel has been
eliminated from the record of crimes in
South Carolina. There has been a
marked improvement in this particular
field the miscalled "field of honor"
and the progress that has been made
promises to be permanent With the
suspension of the code duello for so many
years its essentially criminal character
has become more and more clearly un
derstood, and its condemnation tbe
more unqualified and general. There
are few men io South Carolina who
would restore this relic of barbarism to
its former place and favor in the state,
and these few are impotent to accom-
ilish their desire. Juries are yet too
enient in dealing with the man who
comes before them, reeking with the
blood of his fellow-man, slain in tha
heat of passion; but we are very much
mistaken if any duelist would escape
prompt and sure conviction upon trial
in any county of the state.
This is something gained. -The News
and Courier denounced tbe savage cus
tom when it claim. tbe fores of a law;
and did not cease to agitate! agitate!
agitate! until duelling took its rightfal
mace in the catalogue of criknes, where
It stands to-day. For several years there
has sot been a duel in Son& Carolina,
the old dnelling-grouud. This impor
tant change in the public sentiment
was not easily effected. The custom
was of long standing, and had the sup
port of influential men in probably
even' county. Several distinguished
citisens had fallen victims to the evil
practice which they upheld; and young
er men in tbe state were but too dis
posed to defend and maintain it for
the sake of the importance and cheap
consequence it was supposed to confer
upon them, or for higher if mistaken
motives. It was a loug step towards
bringing about the reign of law and
peace when the right sentiment of the
Christian people of South Carolina fin
ally and emphatically asserted itself.
ana conformed tbe statute Jaw and its
penalty to lie eternal moral law and its
conaequehcev Cliarleston News.
There never was a time when band
kerchiefs were as beautiful, varied, and
cheap as now.
Lace haudkerchiefs are quite out of
style, and while it would be possible to
put $100 or 9200 worth oTwork iuto the
embroidering of a handkerchief, it
would, of necessity, be a curiosity; but
it would not be beautiful. The desigu
would be entirely obscured.
Handkerchiefs have been exhibited
for which sums ranging all the way
from $100 to $500 were asked, but it
was quite apparent that the value at
tached to them was fictitious.
Tbe design of a sample handkerchief
is original with the individual who
made it. Yon see tbe exquisite outlin
ing and shading of the leaves, and the
infinitesimal dote that form the back
ground. It is quite impossible for an
adult to see them clearly. The work is
so wonderfully fine that to discern the
stitches it would be necessary to use a
microscope. All the hue lace work: in
the border is done in the genuine
sels lace stitch. It took no less than
three months of steady work, followed
steadily day after day. to finish this
Fine handkerchiefs are made in
Switzerland, where all of the most ex
pensive embroidery is done, it is per
formed by children between the ages of
9 and 16.
After the age of 1G. and usually as
early as 15 or before, tbe sight becomes
too old to accomplish this hue work.
All the Swiss work .goes in the mar
ket as French. It is handled almost
entirely by French dealers.
The genuine French work is most
beautiful, but tbe designs are usually
less elaborate than the Swiss. The
finest French goods are made entirely
of the best baud-loomed linen in which
there is not a flaw. It is manufactured
with the shuttle in the old-fashioned,
laborious German method. Each thread
is watched, and if the slightest imper
fection occurs it is cast out
Tbe linen from which French hand
kerchiefs are made sells for ."Soto $ti a
yard. The fabric is so absolutely per
fect that to load it with embroidery
would be like "painting the rose." The
delicate tracing of needlework along
the hem and the narrow edging of
Valenciennes are all that it requires.
All lace haudkerchiefs are uo longer
carried. Many, however, are edged
with narrow lace similar to the one
just shown. riiludelphia News.
Art aad Literature In New York.
By the time the next generation ap
pears, private libraries will probably be
very few. The taste for making collec
tions of books in the household certain
ly is not to-day what it was a genera
tion ago. Thirty or forty years past
the place of books in the family was im-
Eortant. Most young people setting up
ousekeeping felt that a few volumes to
set off tbe parlor or sitting-room were
aa essential as the usual furniture, and
the beginning thus made was generally
followed up as tbe household grew. A
taste for books was regarded as an evi
dence of social merit, and visitors were
shown tbe library, whether large or
little, with as much satisfaction as is
taken in showing pictures and bric-a
brae to-day. The literary taste as shown
in this way was even stronger a genera
tion earlier, and collections were made
which would not be thought of at -the
present time. It was customary then
not only to read books, but to keep
them as heirlooms from one generation
to another. But the taste in this re
spect has undergone a great change.
Ait has taken place of literature in the
average house. Instead of well-filled
book shelves in a special place there are
pictures and varieties of bric-a-brac all
over tbe house. There may be as much
reading done as ever, but its form, in
the book sense is wholly different Tbe
cheap libraries have played the mis
chief with substantial volumes. These
are bought to read, not kept, and when
read they are thrown away or sold for
old paper. They must oe of a light sort
too, else they won't be read at all. All
the publishers complain that solid books
do not sell any more, except in a limit
ed way. The literary taste of the time
is very much like the theatrical taste.
Tbe demand is for the kind of plays to
laugh at and not think of at all. The
change becomes more marked every
year, and there is no reason to tbiuk it
will not continue. for. Detroit Free
There are so many ways in which
girls can be amusingentertaining, and
useful to themselves and others that it
seems a great pity, says the Philadel
phia Ledger, that' anv of them should
resort to the common vices of coarse
r-men. That they do so in the eveuing
entertainments of private and elegant
homes, and at tbe most fashionable
summer-resorts, appears .to be beyond
question. And that the results will ap
pear in unlooked-for demoralizations in
the future of what is called good society
may be set down as among the certain
ties of natural law. Young ladies may
not be expressly susceptible to such
prosy moral arguments, but they should
not forget that tbe young men who
gamble with 'them, and who appear to
enjoy the fun, lose their respect for
young ladies in the exact, measure that
the latter cease to be governed by tbe
fine womanly feelings and staudards of
character. Men may laugh at the
shrewd uess of a girl in a game of cards
for stakes, but sue is not the girl they
would trust or honor or that they care
to marry. That is an argument to the
quick, and may find its way home.
The man who marries a gambling girl
is already an incipient suitor iu a di
Grocer (to son) I see that you don't
know how to. buy watermelons. Son
Why so? Grocer Because all those
you selected have short stems. Son
Does that snake anylliference? Grocer
Of course it does. "Wheu they have
long stems you can cut off part of tha
stem every day and. by that means have
trssa melons all tbe time. Arkantaw 1
WHOLE NO. 855.
National Bank !
Authorized Capital of $250,000,
A Surplus Fund of - $17,000,
And the Ureat Vaia la Ca'tk Cap
Hal of .my Imiik in Ibis part
ot ihe Slate.
Deposits receitrd aud interest naid
ou time deposit.
fgaTDrafls on the priucipal cities iu this
.aunt ry aud Europe luujtil aud sold.
I3TCollectious and all other1 husinet
iveii prompt :md careful atteutiou.
. , SIOCKMOLDKtCi. ,
SAM'l. C. SM ITU, Vice Prea't.
O.T. UOEX, Cathiit.
UK KM AN' OKHLRICU,
ROBERT II II LIU.
D.T. Maktyn, M. D. K. .1. ScHUti, M.D.
Dm. M ARTYM & SCHUO,
U.S. Examining Surgeons,
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Telephones at otlice aud reaideucex.
0Ottice on Olive i-treet, next to I trod -feiihrer's
vy m. roatft-'i.iirM.
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tips tails Ernst building 1 lib street.
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A r'l'OHNE YS A T LA W,
office over First National Itauk, Colum
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ronice llth Mrcet. (Vn-ultatioiiH
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PLA'ITE CENTER, NEIt.
hist opened. Special atteutiou Kivcn
lo commercial men. lias a good nsmple
ooin. Sets tbe best table, (live it a
rial and be convinced. oU-:huo
I OH EUMIE-,
tTIrties desiring Mirvcjing doue
an address me at Columluix", Neb., ui
call at my office iu Court House.
W. B. Tedrow, Co. Supt.
1 will be at my office iu the Court House
the third Saturday of racli mouth for the
examination of teacut-i . ::' tf
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C-U4ra a Specialty.
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north of Kirht Natioual Bnuk. ly
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lug. Ilth St. W. A.
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LAW AND rOMECTION OFFICE
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made of Collections
llth St., opposite Lindell Hotel.
Sells Harness, Saddle, Collars, Whips,
Blankets, Curry Combs, Brusben, trunk,
valises, buggy tops, cubicus, carriage
trimmings, At-., t tbe lowest possible
prices. Repairs promptly attended to.
JAM EM MAI,tO,
CONTRACTOR AND IUILDER.
Plans aad estimates supplied (or either
frame or brick buildings. Good work
guaranteed. Shop ou lath Street, neat
St. Paul Lumber Yard, Columbus, Ne
S. MURDOCH & SON,
Csracntsrs and Centracters.
Have had an extended experience, aad
will Kiiarautee satisfaction is work.
All kindn of repairing done ou short
ii.niic. Our motto ii. Oood work and
fair piL-es. Call and give u- an oppoi
limit toe9tlmiiefor you. a7Sbl on
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The Coadacfor'a Jaw Dropped.
One of those smart Alexanders who
travel on cheek and the iaability of the
public to change $20 bills for a glass of
soda or four tobies got-on a Fenn
avenue car the other day and tendered
the aforesaid S'-'O for his fare. Of
course the conductor could not change
it. aud so he got bis ride free. This
was repeated until the conductor got
tired of it, and after the fourth or fifth
time ot its repetition he determined to
get even with the fellow. By visiting
the toll-bouses, and by other means un
known, the manipulator of the bell
punch managed to scrape up $1!).95 iu
Placing these in a little bucket he
quietly awaited the appearance of his
victim, having posted the driver aud
some other intimate friends who hap
pened to be on board. YVhe,n the un
suspecting young man witlfthe plethoric
pocketbook" put in an apearance and
promptly produced the '"M" with mauy
apologies the conductor pocketed the
bill aud produced his little bucket, and
amid the grins of the spectators pre
sented" it to his customer. - The young
man looked pretty cheap, ami. after
feeliug the heft of the bucket, thought
fully got off the car aud disappeared
around a corner. Then the conductor .
took the bill from his pocket aud pro
ceeded to fold it up nicely, so that it
would lit iuto a convenient comer of his
pocketbook. Something in the appear
ance of the bill caught Lis eye, aud. as
he examined it a little closer, his jaw
dropped about a foot. The bill was of
the genus denominated by the- sporting
fraternity as queer." The young man
hud also been laying for thu couuuetor.
Pittsburg Commercial Gazette.
mm u mm
Indian Sin Ijamcaago.
I was out to the (Jentlemen's driving
Eark yesterday afternoon with "Scar
ace, f the great white chief, better
knowu to the world at large as Ma
John Burke. I am uot going to tell
you that there are to be found the larg
est herd of butTalo in captivity iu the
world or the finest specimens ot ludiaus
ever east of the Allegheny mouutain-c 1
will let 3'oit go there and learn these
and mauy other facts equally interest
ing for yourself by jcrsoiiaI observation.
What 1 want to tell you is that the In
dians are the greatest pantomiiuists in
the world.' aud that their "sign lan
guage' is so plain that an intelligent
mau can in a few days master enough
of it to enable him to understand any
Iudian in the country. 1 spent au hour
iu a tepee, and through the kindly aid
of Broncho Bill, who acted as interpre
ter, 1 saw enough of the sign language
to make me write as 1 do. Wheu an
Indian wants to tell you that lie is sud
he places his extended right hand down
ward on a line with his heart and then
depresses it three or. four inches. How
could he more quickly or expressively
say "I am down-hearted." When he
wants to tell yon that lie speaks truth
fully he puts his hand to las mouth and
extends his arms in a direct line, thus .
implying that his talk is "straight." If
he wishes to say that a speech is untrue.
instead of extending his hand direct, lie
twists it from side to side, thus showing
that the talk is "crooked." All the
other sigus are equally plain and ex
plicit The noble red mau is untutored
iu our ways, but his owu are far mote
interesting than any novel 1 ever read.
Hygeia in the Dog-Day.
While ruminating over a pipe on the
eveniug of one of the dog-days, the
thermometer being above 80 decrees in
the shade. 1 have wondered what the
goddess liyeeia would have done, and
what she would have recommended un
der the circumstances, for purposes of
health and comfort. She wouldn't have
eaten roast duck, 1 know; but how
would she have combated the heat, by
wy of keeping herself cool? Would
she have swallowed haggis and cock
leekiu in north Britain, ham and beef
in Yorkshire, and trim and onions in
Loudon? Not a bit of it. llygcia had
too much restect for herself as a god
dess to indulge in such plebeian aud de
lusive daintier in hot weather. 1 p;m
just ;ee her in a scornful attitude, on
the top of a marble column such as
Alma Tatiema loves to paint she
waves her hand over the smoking vi
auds our good cooks arc sending; up
for our delectaiion. She preaches ab
stention iu a way that makes one feel
creepy, as her nmiU seem to come
down from the cold mat bit. She is
commanding her followers to keep
cool with miik and water, and grapes
and strawberries and to leave all the
alcohol aud wine and beer (or other oc
casions. 1 beg llyvfia's paidon, and
shall renounce tie.it producers on hot
days in-future, although they are very
good, and like even thing Ke unfor--fiuiately,
what dspe-pncs like best.
A pretty fair story is to!. I at the ex
pense of one of the dealers in ready
made dothinr in this city -being au
actual occurrence a tew days ajo. A
gentleman in conversation with the
proprietor was asked it he kuaw a cer
tain wcil-kuown young man of the
towu. He said he did. "I tells you vot
he deet niit me. He comes heie aud
buys de best suit of clothes in de houe
aud he forgets to pay for him." The
visitor expressed disapproval of such
neglect of duty and financial looseness,"
when a new idea seemed to strike the
dealer iu hand-me-down clothing. "I
was hear-t soiueding bretty bat ot him,"
he cried. "Vot you dink? He went oop
to Schneider's aud bought aMiit-aud
p-a-i-t for 'em!'' Here his indignation
was so great that he said no more, but
shook his head ominously us he inward
ly contemplated the wickedness of this
World. Indumauolts Journal.
A New England Girl.
Miss Mary K. Wilkius. who lives in
Randolph, Mass.. is described by the
Bostou Literary World us being petite,
with soft golden hair, blue eyes, and a
color which conies and oes as she
talks. She i.s shy and retiring, but is
self-possessed and holds her own iu con
versation, in which he- piquancy and
her gift at repartee appear to excellent
advantage. As a writer of stories with
a pronounced New England tlavor she
excells to such a degree that competent
critics mention her in this relation iu
connection with Mrs. Stowe and Mrs.
Cooke, while iu theliueof fanciful verse
her success is assured.
"You don't ride horseback as mnch
as yon did earlier in the summer. Mr.
Swell." said Miss Sweetness. "N'aw.
I've given it up. don cher know?" re
plied Mr. Swell. "It's getting too duced
common. Any cad can ride horsebac
nowadays." "Who has that beautiful
horse that you used to ride?" "The
sheriff has got him, donchur know, and
the cad wou't give him hack." St.
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