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VOL. XVIII.-NO. 1.
COLUMBT7S, NEB., WEDNESDAY, APKIL 27, 1887.
WHOLE NO. 885.
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The empty bouse la aad, and dark, and attu.
But by the ehore and o'er the fair, green hill
I hear the echota lausa and voices shrill
Of Uttle ooea at play.
And alttlnr lonely thus I watch the glow
Tbo grand sun-setting- eh. we loved it so.
i w nen, in its ug nt, we met so ions ago
We met and klused one day.
I look along- the road no shadow falls:
My heart beau fast, but still no fond voios
Only a rustle In the dim. wide halls
Where a-totIr curtains awar.
If from their depths you should come forth to
night. And, touching- mouth and eyes with kisses
Could heal my wounds and give me life aad
what would I dare to say?
Could I dare tell thee of the weary years.
Bereft of joy, the eyes grown dim with tears.
The fainting- heart bowed down with bitter
This only could I say.
Only the four fond words. "I love theestiur
With all a woman's dower of strength and
While lire shall hut, while pulses throb and
I love thee, as that day.
Ah me! no whisper wakes, no kisses fall.
Only the sbadowa til the darkening- hall;
Thou art at rest, and I, in Life's sad thrall.
Must work, and weep, and pray.
When all tbe long, aad years have past me
shall silver locks shine once again aa gold,
Shall I bo young who have grown tired aad
When we shall meet one day?
Mary KtddeU Cortey.
THE RED SCAR.
When I found myself stranded, so to
speak, in the heart of Yucatan I was
rather pleased than otherwise.
I had been writing up the quaint old
ruins of that strange land for a New
York paper, and had turned my face
homeward, when I received a letter
requesting me to wait at San Pablo
for future instructions.
San Pablo interested me. It was a
sleepy old Spanish village, with a big
cathedral, a plaza with the usual col
lection of adobe houses around it, and
a background of snow-capped moun
tains rising boldly from a landscape of
torrid summer heat?.
It was here that I met with the most
puzzling experience of my life.
I was returning from a solitary ride
among the hills. The declining sun
warned me that darkness would over
take me if I did not make haste, but as
I could see iu the distance the massive
towers of the cathedral, I felt no un
easiuess. At one place my lonely road or mule
path skirted a deep ravine, which was
so choked up with a thick, scrubby un
dergrowth that I was unable to see
auy thing but a tangled mass of foliage
"A good place for an ambush," I
said to myself.
The idea impressed me so that I
spurred my mule, but, to my surprise,
the usualry docile animal stood stock
The voice rang out from the depths
of the ravine, but it seemed to be 'at
As I halted, on' account of my mule's
obstinac', the command was unneces
sary. 'Stand aside!" I shouted, "and let
Just then I saw protruding out of the
bushes in front of me the muzzle of an
old-fashioned blunderbuss, a flint-lock
weapon in very general use iu Yucatan.
A shudder ran down my spinal col
umn. I was unarmed, and the blun
derbuss was about the size of a small
cannon. Resistance was not to be
"I surrender!" I cried to my unseen
"The senor is sensible," said the
man with the big gnu, as be leaped
into the road.
A rapid but close scrutiny of my
captor showed me a young man' of
medium height, whose lithe, sinewy
figure indicated exceptional activity
and strength. He wore a homespun
cotton suit, and the face under his
sombrero had the brown tinge common
to all the Yucatanese who were of mix
ed Spanish and Indian blood. The
man's right temple was disfigured by
a peculiar scar, shaped like a crescent
and of fier- red color. Beyond this
scar there was nothing remarkable
about his face. He had regular feat
ures, thin, cruel lip9 and restless eyes
like beads of jet.
"I will hold up my hands and you
can go through me," said I, pleasant
ly. "You don't want the mule, do
"The senor is wrong. I do want
the mule," replied the robber, in a
quiet, self-possessed tone. "The senor
will have the kindness to dismount
and hold up his hands."
As there was no use in wasting
words, I obeyed without objection.
The robber with a quick jerk drew
my hands behiud me and pinioned
them with a strip of rawhide. Then he
bound me securely to a tree. After
finishing these preliminaries he empt
ied my pockets of the loose silver in
"Is that all, senor?" he asked, in
"All I hare," I answered.
The senor has my sympathy," said
the rascal, with a vicious grin. "But
the mnle is something."
The robber turned ray steed to the
right about and jumped into the saddle.
"Let the senor be patient," he said
as he rode off. -"Some traveler will
release him, and it is not far to San
Pablo. Give Francisco's compliments
to the alcalde. Adios, senor, adios!"
And waving his hand he disappeared
around a bend in the road.
So this was the noted highwayman,
Francisco, for whose head the Gover
nor had offered a heavy reward!
There was consolation in the thought.
No one would blame me for surren
dering to a dare-devil who was con.
sidercd a match for any three men in
But my train of thought was soon
interrupted in a pleasant manner.
Francisco had been gone perhaps a
quarter of an hour when a muleteer
made his appearance leading his little
Burro along the narrow path. Hailing
the stranger, I induced him to cut my
bonds and release me. The muleteer
told me that I escaped lightly. He
gave Francisco a very black character.
"If this place Lad not been in sight
of San Pablo," said he, "the cut-throat
would have killed you."
The next morning the little town of
San Pablo was.in a state of eruption.
Men. women and children rushed pell
mell through tbe streets atteriag wild
yells. I looked oat of tke window sev
eral dates, bat could not make no mv
mind whether it was a revolution or a
I threw myself on the bed and tried
to get into a doze, and was succeeding
when the alcalde rushed into my room
with a bevy of his retainers and pulled
me into a sitting posture.
"The senor's commands have been
obeyed," said the alcalde, excitedly.
"The dog of a bandit has been arrest
ed, and will be tried before me at
once. But we need the senor's testi
mony. Without the senor we can do
It took rue almost no time to dress
and accompany the little brown alcalde
and his browner alguazils to the pre
tentious stone edifice on the plaza call
ed the palace of justice.
I had never seen a criminal trial iu
a Mexican court, and everything was
new to me. The alcalde presided with
great dignity. He was assisted by a
prosecutiug officer, and several advo
cates, as they call theic lawyers, were
also on hand. The court-room was
filled with a crowd of eager spectators,
all talking, swearing and shaking their
fists at tbe prisoner. The robber, Fran
cisco, was the most unconcerned look
ing man iu the crowd. Surrounded by
alguazils, he was not handcuffed, and
when he saw me he smiled and made
me a polite bow.
The proceedings dragged all through
the weary day. My limited knowledge
of the language made it impossible for
me to follow everything that was said,
but I understood that an effort was be
ing made to prove an alibi. Three
men. with rather honest faces, swore
that at 6 o'clock on the previous eve
ning they had imbibed pulque with
Francisco at a little village twenty
miles west of Sau Pablo. If they told
the truth, of course my robber conld
not have been Francisco.
It irritated me to see so much im
portance attached to the alibi and to
my ease, because I had been led to be
lieve that the prisoner would be held
anyhow, as he was wanted for other
crimes, and a big reward had been of
fered for him, I was told, however,
that in Yucatan a prisoner, when he
demands a trial, must be tried or re
leased inside of twelve hours. In order
to hold him, therefore, the San Pablo
authorities had to make the most of
The alibi business worried the old
alcalde not a little. The three wit
nesses who swore to meeting Francis
co on the afternoon before were reput
able men. On the other hand, I was a
stranger and an American. Several
times during the day I was recalled to
the stand and examined and cross ex
amined. The utmost courtesy charac
terized the examination, but it had a
latitude that would not have been per
mitted in an American court. Fre
quently a spectator would interrupt
with a question or make a suggestion
to the alcalde. Once Francisco re
marked that he was tired and would
take it as a favor if the court would
Toward the close of the day I saw a
man on the outskirts of the spectators
whose face and manner attracted my
attention. He was the very image of
Francisco, the prisoner.
I changed my position so as to get a
better new. The resemblance was
wonderfully strikiug. The man was
just Francisco's age, height, size, aud
complexion. His sombrero shaded his
right temple and- prevented me from
seeing whether it bore the peculiar
scar which disfigured the robber. His
costume was the same as Francisco's,
but, as nearly everybody wore home
spun of the same color and pattern,
this did not excite my surprise.
"If he has the scar," I muttered,
"he could pass anywhere for Francisco.
It would be impossible to tell them
Naturally I began to understand the
alibi. The men who swore they saw
the highwayman twenty miles away
from the scene of his crime at the very
moment he was tying my hands might
honestly be mistaken. They had seen
this mysterious stranger. But they
had sworn to the scar. Could it be
possible that the stranger's face bore
such a mark?
I determined to edge my way to him
in the crowd and accidentally knock off
his sombrero in order to look for the
When I reached that side of the
building the man was gone. I made
every effort to find him, but finally
gave it up. He had either left the
room or had shifted his position, keep
ing other persons between us so as to
screen him from my view
As it was growing dark four tallow
candles were lighted, but the gloomy
stone walls made the room look almost
as dark as ever.
I was wonderiug what would be the
outcome of the case, when the lights
were suddenly blown out.
"Keep in your places!" shouted an
alguazil. "Order in the palace of jus
ticc!" The candles were relighted, and then
was beheld such a scene as has rarely
ever been beheld iu a' eoort-room or
In front of the clcalde's bench stood
two scar-faced men as much alike as
two brown peas.
"Merciful saints!" ejaculated an
alguaxil. "Do I see double, or are
there two Franciseos?"
"It is the work of the devil," sug
gested a pious old man, as he crossed
My friend, the old alcalde, put on
his spectacles and looked sharply at
the two men.
"Francisco!" he called.
Each of the two men gave a jerk of
his head and answered to the name.
"Let the American senor take the
stand," ordered the alcalde.
In response to the questions put to
me I' admitted that I could not point
out the real Francisco.
Three witnesses called to establish
the alibi were recalled. They shared
my bewilderment, and could throw no
light upon the case.
The alcalde scratched his head. Then
he touched one of the doubles with his
"You, now," he said, "what is your
"Francisco," was the reply.
"Your residence and occupation?"
"I have noue. I am traveling
The alcalde turned to the other man.
"What is your name?"
Your residence aud occupation?"
MI have none. I am traveling;
The same answers, delivered in the
very voice and manner of the first
Seeing the alcalde's embarrassment,
I went to him aud suggested that he
imprison both men until the matter
could be looked into.
"I cannot do it," he said. "One is
innocent. If I imprison him I shall
lose my place. Besides, the twelve
hours will soon expire, and without
satisfactory evidence I must turn them
I hinted that it was all a put up job;
that Francisco probably hail a twin
brother, who had arranged to have the
lights blown out, and had tiien, in the
darkness, made his way to tiie prison
er's side, thus confusing matters with
the intentiou of evading justice.
'It matters not," said the alcalde.
"Two men cannot be arrested, tried
and imprisoned on a warrant against
one, nor can a warrant be issued
against two when it is known that only
one is guilty. No, senor, it is a hard
ship, doubtless, but it is better to dis
appoint justice than to do injustice."
Then, raising his head; he said:
"The prisoners are discharged."
Silently the crowd divided, leaving a
Down the aisle walked the Francis
cos. Each wore the same scornful
smile. Each gave the same wicked
look out of his black eyes. Each made
the same low bow to the court, and
when they passed ine I noticed that
the red scars on each man's temple
were both of the same Mze and of the
same flaming color.
Out of the arched doorway of the
palace of justice, out into the darkness,
out into the region of the mysterious
and the unknown, passed the two
Franciseos, with not a man to follow
or say them nay.
The next morning my expected let
ter came. I was informed to lose no
time in returning to the states, and I
left San Pablo at once. For all I know,
the two Franciseos are still having a
royal time down in Yucatan. Wallace
P. Reed, in Atlanta Constitution.
TEACHING A ZULU.
A Seatb African Chief who Tried to Leara
to Read aud Write in Oae Day.
The Missionary Herald a short time
ago had a notice of a jubilee celebra
tion of the fiftieth anniversary of the
Zulu mission. That reminds me. writes
a clergyman to the Springfield Eepub
licatt, that I became a missionary to
that most barbarous people fifty years
ago, and during that fifty years .1 have
often had some of the occurrences of
our firt visit to Dingan, the chief, run
through my mind. As he had no inter
course with civilized men his ignorance
was almost inconceivable. He thought
himself the greatest king in the world.
Indeed, he was the greatest chief of all
south Africa. He asked us if we had
ever seen so large a house as his, and
to illustrate the truth of his idea asked
us to stand on our feet and see if we
could touch the roof with our hand.
He asked us why we had come to
him. We told him we had brought the
bible, and wished to teach him the im
portant truths it contained. "Do you
think, then, that you can teach me
anything that I do not already know?
Your reference to a book indicates that
you think writing and reading a fact"
"Oh. yes, we can both write and read."
"Well, I have heard that white men
pretend to do that, but I class that
among tho various performances of
wizards, I have men among my people
who do strange things, but they are
wizards, and as I see white men can
make cloth, knives, watches, etc.. I can
believe that they have wizards who can
do stranger things than mine. Let me
try you. Send some of your party, who
you say can read, away out of your
hearing, and 1 will give you words to
write; then call them back and see if
they can read it" He then referred to
his pack of some twenty dogs, lying
near, which were his bodv-guard. and
said: "Mosilikatsi is that dog which has
a black ear, a yellow spot on his side,
and a white tip on his tail. Another
dog there which is mostly black, has a
white spot on bis head and a streak of
white along his back, we call Taku.
Write that down and we will see if
your men can read and pick out those
two dogs from the others." The men
were then called in aud the paper
handed to thcin, when they at once
pointed out Mosilikatsi and Taku and
gave their names. "Well," tho chief
said, "that is a wonder, but it is only
witchcraft Send the men off again."
He then told us to direct them in writ
ing to pick up a splinter which lay near
the king's foot and put it into his hand.
The men were then called back, they
looked on the paper, they looked on the
floor, but saw no splinter, and said:
The writing directs us to pick up a
splinter lying near the king's foot and
put it into his hand, but we saw no
splinter." Noticing that the chief had
a roguish look in bis face, they ventured
to raise up tbe foot, and the splinter
was unaer it veu, ne said, "that is
pretty good witchcraft, but it can be
nothing else. My words are only sounds
and it is impossible for a man to catch
them in his hand as 1 speak, put them
on paper, and another just pick them
up and tell what I said. You are the
cleverest wizards I ever saw."
But soon a messenger came running
up covered with perspiration and dust
from his violent exercise. The chief,
addressing him, said: "And what news
do you bring?"' "Ob," he said, "two
white men are .coming from away in
terior, from your enemies' country, and
Iran with all my might to tell you."
"Well, come, missionaries, now let ms
give one more trial in writing. Write
to these white men a letter and let us
see if they can read and write." "It may
be they can not Some white men can
not" "Well, write: 'Who are you?
Where are you from? What news have
you? Stop where this letter finds you
till you hoar from me again.' " The
writing was done, the letter was put
into a split stick the groat chiefs
mail-bag and given to the messenger,
who started back on the run, as he
came. A pencil was tied to the stick
lest the white men should have nothing
to write with.
The next day we were called up to
Dingan's, but when he presented the
letter sent back by the white men. and
we were requested to read their reply to
what the chief had sent to them, and
the writer's name at the bottom, all of
which was read, he exclaimed: "Oh,
yon know who it is, then; he tells his
name." "Yes, he has written his name
there, and when he comes you may call
him by that name." While we were
reading the letter the messenger, who
was down on the ground before the
chief, was very uneasy, thinking he
wished them to come along to him. He
aaid: "I told them to come along, that
yon wished to see them, bat they said:
'No, I sit, I sit,' and 1 took them by the
hand to bring them along, but they
would not come."
"Ob, 1 see, you did not know that the
letter I sent by you could talk. My let
ter told the men to stopwhere the letter
found them till I sent to them again.
Now, I see that writing and reading
are facts, and so wonderful that I could
not believe them. Come, now, you
much teach me to read and write."
"But it takes time," I replied, "and
many mature people can never accom
plish it" "No matter, I can learn any
thing that anybody can. You have
learned it and 1 can. Come, begiu."
As nothing but a trial would satisfy
him, I printed a few letters of our
alphabet (for we had not then devised
an alphabet in which to write the Zulu)
and began to tench him A, B, C, and
soon he could call them after us. Then
he straightened up and inquired if he
could then read aud write. "Oh, no;
there arc seroral more to learn." "Well,
lot me have them all." "But you have
had one lesson; will it not be best to
wait till to-morrow, when we can give
you another lesson?" "No, no, how
can I wait till to-morrow over so im
portant a thiug as reading and writ
ing? Let mu have them all. 1 must
read and write to-day." To satisfy
him we printed the whole twenty-four,
and went ou pointing aud calling the
names, and occasionally we lea him
over the first he had learned. Soon he
became confused, and would say: "So
ngi kohliwe koua lapa" (1 have for
gotten that one), and soon he would
stop again with "Nami se ngi kohliwe
kana lapa," (1 have also forgotten that
one), and soon he couid not say any of
them. He throw down pencil and pa
per and snid: "No. I can not learn as
1 told you." He graduated in one day,
but found that he did not know as
much as he thought he did before the
A young lady is driving a cab in Ber
lin. She asks thrice the ordinary fare,
because she sits by tho side of her em
ployer while she drives him.
A Iiiicta irnn HKvrrnir ! hoinir hrttlt
at a remoto spot in the outer harbor of
Amsterdam, N. Y., for the storage of
petroleum. It will be nearly thirty
three feet in diameter and of the same
depth, and is calculated to hold 1,740,
The Empress of Ciiina has selected
thirty-six pretty girls of high rank to
train them to be Empresses and waiting-women.
Those who are to be de
voted to the higher career are classified
as "two dabs" in rod-ink characters,
and the others as "one dab."
"Harrison Millard, the ballad com
poser," says the New York Sun, "is
frequently seen at tho 'at homes' of
ladies who hold weekly gatherings. He
is a tall, well-built man. with grayish
hair, and is celebrated for a rather
languid manner that many young men
The luncheons given in Washington
are characterized By a prominent color.
A yellow luncheon was lighted with yel
low and olive candles; the flowers were
yellow roses, the central strip of plush
was yellow. At a pink luncheon the
favors were pink sachets, with a bunch
of violets at the top of each.
Workmen engaged in digging a chan
nel at the outlet of Megunticook lake,
Camden, Me., have found, three feet
below the surface of the ground, an
cient flats, which yielded countless
varieties of mussel, scollop, and conch
shells. Several rocks, covered with
barnacles, were also discovered.
The objection to the incandescent
light in mines, that it gave no indica
tion of fire-damp, has been removed by
placing two together, one a colored and
the other a clear light A mercury con
tact subject to the pressure from diffu
sion in an unglazed porcelain pot al
lows the clear light to burn iu a clear
atmosphere, but lights the colored one
In Fredericton, N. B., a fow days ago,
a captain of tbe Salvation army walked
out of a store with n lot of eggs, when
his foot slipped, and down lie went
with the cgi under him. He never
said a word when the boys laughed,
though he looked mad, and in the even
ing at the meeting he told how the devil
had not into the eggs just to try and
get him to swear. His soldiers became
uproariously happy when he told how
he had defeated his santanie majesty by
keeping his mouth shut
Workmen while repairing a house in
Brooklyn. N. Y., one day last week,
discovered a bag containing $2,500 in
gold under one of the floors, and turned
it over to the landlord. The last occu-
Eant a man whose wife died in the
ouse, now -ues the landlord for the
money, alleging that his late thrifty
helpmate used to extract money from
his pockets habitually, that he could
never find trace of it and is convinced
that the concealed treasure was the ac
cumulated deposits she had relieved
Consumption, a Boston physician, Dr.
Cusbing, asserts, is "transferable not
only by inhalatiou, but by wounds or
cuts infected by tuberculous expectora
tions; also by the milk of tuberculous
mothers, or by the flesh or milk of tuber
culous cattle. Our laws now afford no
protection against this last-named
danger, and a strong public opinion is
necessary to compel the inspection of
milch cows, and the slaughter of all
found tuberculous, as well as the rejec
tion of all flesh of tuberculous cattle."
A cashier in a New York bank is the
victim of a peculiar belief. Every night
at 10 o'clock he walks up Fifth avenue
to see whether or not a certain million
aire's front door has crape tied to it
For over four years he has made this
nightly journey. He doesn't know the
millionaire, nor any reason why his
death should be expected. Yet he has
a superstition that when he discovers
the crape he looks for, on that same
night some great good fortune is to fall
to his own lot He has tried to shake
off this feeling, but it will not depart
It is said that whenever an eruption
of the Bronia volcano, Japan, takes
place, the natives, as soon as the fire
(the molten lava nq doubt is meant)
comes down the mountain, kindle at it
the wood they use as fuel for cooking.
They keep in the fire thus made for
years, and whenever it goes out through
neglect or for any other reason they
never kindle it anew from matches, but
tbey get a light from their nearest
neighbors, whose fire was originally ob
tained from the volcano. The fires in
use up to the latest outburst in the na
tive cooking-places were all obtained
from the Bronio eruption of 1832.
A new musical affair, the humani
phone, was recently exhibited at a
church fair in Worcester, Mass. The
instrument consisted of young ladies,
representing the tone of the scale,
arranged behind a screen.' showing only
their beads and shoulders. Tbey wore
white masks reaching to tne mouth ana
around tbe neck of each was suspended
by a ribbon the number of the scale
represented. A young lady stood in
front who, with a wand, played tunes
by pointing to the one whose number
was the tone wanted, which was
promptly uttered. Rounds and other
pieces were sung, making a unique and
A remarkable woman died a few days
ago at Villa Rica, Ga., aged 92 years.
She was a midwife and during her life
she was at the birth of 519 white chil
dren and 347 colored, and she never
lost one of these or its mother. She
was the mother of ten children, one
hundred grandchildren, fifty great
grandchildren, and eleven great-great-grand
children. For eighty years she
was a consistent member of tne Metho
dist cHurcb. Just before her death she
said to her son: "I am going home."
He asked: "Mother, are you not home
now?" aud she said joyfully: "No, I
am going to my heavenly home." And
thus -eke passed peacefully away.
"It is what a man saves and not what
he earns that makes him rich." said a
Maine man ou the street in Lewiston
the other morning to a reporter. "1
have just had an illustration in print"
he said. "Among tho recent bankrupts
j iu Massachusetts is the brother of a
mau wuo works lor dav wages iu a man
ufactory in this couuty. The Massa
chusetts man has had a regular salary
varying from $2,000 to $4.0U0 per year,
has had a smaller family, and less neces
sary expeuse than his brother in An
droscoggin county, who gets only $700
to $800 per annum. Yet among the
bills iu tiie insolvutu-v court is one due
to the Mane man for $4'0 borrowed
Senator Stanford -wiil init in every
practical maimer the muclt-tulkud-of
design of Cap:. Liimlucrg, of tho
Sweiiisii navy, for the construction of
vessels designed for greater speed and
carrying power :li ti any vessel that
has yet bueu built. Tl;e seuator pro
poses' to build :; yaeht to cost $600,000
on this principle, and he has haii the
plans prepared for I he same. His idea
is to use this vessel for his own private
purpose for a short time, until he has
thoroughly satisfied himself of its merits;
then if he i3 cunviuced that the claims
of Capt Luudberg arc well founded he
will offer it to the government for a dis-pateh-boat
or a gunboat at its original
cost to him.
Il is found that walls laid up of good
hard-burned bncks, in mortar com
posed of good lime aud sharp saud,
will resist a prc-ttm: of 1,500 pounds
per square inch, or 216.000 pouuds per
c(U:tre foot at hicii figures it would
require 1.600 feel height of 12-inch wall
to crush the bottom courses, allowing
135 pounds as the weight of each cubic
foot. Il also appears from accurate
calculations ami measurements that
walls laid up iu the same quality of brick
aud mortar, witii one-third quantity
of Portland cement added to the same",
are capable of resisting some 2.500
pounds jHjr .square inch, or 360,000
pounds per .square foot; litis would re
ijuiiv. a he:- hi f wall of 2.700 feet to
ertislt the bottom bricks.
Gen. Logan, having sneut nearly his
wnole mature life in the service of his
country, has died poor. He has left
but little property, aud that not pro
ductive! It is an honorable record, and Mrs.
Logan, who has been the sharer of bis
labors and anxieties for so many years,
need not hesitate to accept any. pension
which congress may vote her for her
husband's services iu tho war. Demo
crats and Republicans of both houses
are moving in the matter with equal
zeal, and there is no doubt that a bill
will pass as soon as congress reas
sembles giving a pension to Mrs. Logan
Public life in this country is so ab
sorbing that American public men aro
much oftener poor than wealthy. Not
many have the gift of money-making,
and the calls upon their means are
great Stanton, the great war secre
tary, who might easily have accumu
lated millions in his place, spent part of
his moderate private accumulations
during the high-priced war times, and
left his family with very small means.
Mr. Lincoln once, in the last year of his
presidency, told a personal friend with
Kat satisfaction that he bad always
n careful with his money, and be
lieved he should be worth as much as
$10,000 at the close of his term. He
thought that a very handsome sum of
Chief Justice Taney's family was left
poor. There is employed in the treas
ury department a lady who from the
window near her desk looks out on the
white house grounds in which she play
ed as a child the favorite grandchild
of a president She was born in the
white house, and is now a government
There are a good many wealthy men
in congress, but much tbe greater num
ber of members of both houses are poor,
honorably poor, and many of the ablest
men who nave served in congress for
? rears live quietly in obscure quarters or
n hotels, and bear the inconveniences
of life with honorable contentment and
There is a too general impress'on that
congress is a venal body and that a
considerable part of its members are in
some way pecuniary gainers by their
service there. The contrary is true.
There is not a more honest incorrupti
ble, conscientious body of men in any
legislature in the world than tbe con
gress of the United States. The excep
tions to the rule are few, and have
never been many, even in the most cor
rupting times of the war and the infla
tion period after the war. There are a
very few men in every congress who aid
or oppose legislation to serve corpora
tions, or in other ways use their influ
ence and votes for other than public
ends and with a view to personal gain
to themselves. But oftencst even these
corporation senators and members, who
quickly become a sort of black sheep
among their associates, seek as their
private reward only the support of cor
poration influences to secure their re
election. To this extent the influence
of powerful corporations in different
parts of the country, east as well as
west, does undoubtedly make itself felt
in congress, and especially in the sen
ate, where it is now very difficult to get
action on measures, no matter how just
and necessary, which some great cor
Tho speaker of the bouse, Mr. Car
lislethe third officer in dignity aud
succession in the government lives
with bis wife in rooms in an upper story
of the Riggs houe. Mr. Morrisou, the
leader ot the bouse, has lived during
his whole long aud honorable service at
Willard's hotel, in narrow quarters,
and, when this ypngress adjourns, wjli
retire to private life as poor a man as
when he entered it' Mr. Raudall lives
in a small house in a not fashionable i
and obscure part of town. Mr. Hiscock
and Mr. Reed, the Republican leaders
in the bouse, both live at hotels, and
hotel living is very reasonable in price
at Washington. Speaker Kerr never
had a house hero aud died poor. Cor,
2f. . Herald.
m i m
It is curious how difficult it is to tell
truly what a woman's name is. It is as
puzzling as her age, for instance. Re
cently in England a woman died and
left a sum of money to "my cousin,
Harriet Cloak." As it happened, how
ever, she had a cousin who had been
Harriet Cloak before marriage, but had
married someone with another name;
and she had also a cousin named Cloak,
who had married a girl named Harriet
so that she had become Harriet Cloak.
Therefore when it came to deciding who
was "my cousin, Harriet Cloak." the
first judge who tried the case decided
that it was the blood relative, the nee
Harriet Cloak, but the. court to which
the case was appealed decided the other
way that it was the Harriet Cloak, by
marriage, who was the Harriet Cloak of
the present date.
And yet for all of this decision, it
might well be that the cousins had
known each other from childhood, and
that the old and famMiar uame. which
had been changed by marriage, had
still been used ly the testatrix to desig
nate her earlier friend. The court how
ever, decided that the woman knew the
true names of both aud wrote accord
ingly. All this suggests indirectly the sub
ject of women's names. 'What is a
man to do who receives a letter in a
manifestly feminine band signed by a
stranger, say. "M. L- .Tone.-.?" Is he to
rcplv to Mr. M. L. Jones or to Miss or
to Mrs.? is it to be Dear Sir or Dear
Madam or what? Supposo it is Mary L.
Jones. He knows then that he mustn't
say "Mr." but that is all he knows.
Shall he address her as Mrs. or Miss
Mary L. Jones. That ho can not telL
The chances are that he will make a
wrong guess, and that she, on getting
tbe letter, will laugh at his stupidity.
Stonewall Jackson's War.
It was customary for the corps of
cadets to devote several weeks each
spring to artillery drill. Gen. Jackson
commanding the batallion. We had a
four-gun battery; tbe carnages and
caissons were trim and light; the pieces
six pounds caliber. Tne cadets man
aged them by band with ease and dex
terity. At one of the drills a cadet
whose name 1 iorbear to mention, be
came offended at Maj. Jackson, and
when he thought he was unobserved,
the major's back being turned toward
him, he threw a brickbat at him with
all his strength. The major did not
notice the cowardly act The next
morning, when Maj. Jackson was com
ing to bis class-room, he had to pass
immediately under the windows of the
barracks. The same cadet sought to
gratify his babe, cowardly nature by
throwing a brickbat down upon him
from the window of a room on the
Again he failed to notice the act, al
though the brick canto near striking
him. lie passed on without looking up.
Of course such conduct was condemned
by the cadets, some of whom were cog
nizant of both acts. At last the pro
fessors heard of it and one asked Maj.
Jackson why he did not seek to dis
cover the miscreaut and report him. He
replied: "The truth is, 1 did not want
to know that we had such a coward in
the corps of cadets."
He was proud of the corps of cadets,
and sought by precept and example to
impress the very humblest with a high
sense of honor aud true courage.
A Veritable Wolf Boy.
Some natives, traveling by some un
frequented part of the jungle in the
Bulaudshahr district were surprised to
see a small boy, 5 or 6 years old, crawl
ing about on hands and feet On
drawing near they were amazed to see
the boy disappear quickly within the
interior of a large hole, which, on
closer inspection, turned ont to be the
dwelling-place of some wild beast They
reported the occurrence to the magis
trate sahib of Bulanshahr, who dis
patched messengers to the spot with in
structions to light a fire at the mouth of
the cave. This was done, and the
blinding fumes making their way into
the farthest corner of the hole, a snarl
ing she-wolf sprang forth with a bound.
A moment later the boy, too, came
forth, when he fell easy proy to those
intent on securing him. On conveying
him to tbe magistrate the boy was
found to be speechless, imbecile, and as
near au approach to an animal as a
human being can possibly be. Vege
tablelood was offered to him, but this
he refused. And it was only when
meat was placed before him that he
would cat In the orphanage he soon
learned to walk upright partake of
vegetable food and to wear clothing.
All attempts to teach him to speak have
been fruitless, and he is void of reason,
though not altogether unintelligent
How He Slept.
A recent medical writer says: "Sleep
wherever you can anywhere when you
get a chance; the great waut
is sleep." This is' not always
of tbe age
s safe ad
vice to follow, as a friend of our knows
to his sorrow. He was recently afflicted
with a bad cold, and to cure himself of
it resorted to the remedy of putting his
feet in hot water and drinking a tum
blerful of strong whisky toddy, pre
scribed by an aged and respected friend
of the family. Having got everything
in order for carrying out tbe prescrip
tion, he sat down by the fire, his feet
immersed in warm water, and a tumbler
of smoking toddy by his side. In this
condition a sense of enjoyment stole
over him as he sipped the exhilarating
liquid, and he fell asleep. His wife had
gone to bed. and on awakening about
3 o'clock in the morning wondered why
she was alone. Going downstairs she
was horrified to find her liege lord
asleep in his chair, the firo out his feet
still immersed in the water, over which
a cake of ice was forming, and an emp
ty tumbler on the chair beside him. His
cold isn't a bit better.
The new "brown" or "cocoa" powder
is a departure in military affairs. Wood
charcoal has given place to a new ma
terial, and the proportion of saltpeter
and sulphur has beeu changed. The
new owdcr makes less smoke and is
slower to explode when not confined.
It has proved its cilicieucy in the artil
lery, provided always that the guns are
Telephones have been introduced ia
the Yellowstone National Park.
And the largxet Paid ia Cask Capital ot
any bank in thia part of tiie State.
Authorized Capital of $250,000,
A Surplus Fund of - $20,000,
CB'-Deposits received and interest paid on
J3T"Draf ts on the princiial cititxt in thin coun
try and Europe bought and aoUl.
('oliectiona and all other biuinttta i(iv an
prompt and careful attention.
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P. ANDE1WON. Q. ANDKHSON.
D. T. Mahtyn. M. D.
V. J. Schco. M. I.
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U. S. Examining Surgeons,
Local Surgeons, Union Pacinc, O., N. A
Consultation in Herman and English. Tele
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