The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, January 15, 1896, Image 1
-" ige'twbieTtryit--TZi,---- ? S?5E!l,S5rj5. .'Jtif- i - VJOJr . "? - - .X. ? H.' VOLUME XXVI.-NUMBER 40. COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 15, 1890. WHOLE NUMBER 1,340. I' 1.; :? ; ; THE OLD RAG CARPET. .a am - -. OTBAaa it .. . . S Vli or rags, the cast-off clothing ot several generations, which she eternally cut , . . into strips, sewed together, and wound into balls. In course of the transmigration of matter, These balls were woven into carpet more comfortable than artistic. However, as my mother said, no book could be written that would contain more of th family history than this carpet. With what prid old Aunt Sal lie used to pick out the different bits. They had for her a human interest; .-memories of joys and pain, of, journeys and rests, of comfort and pride and af fection were associated with each threadbare shied. . . There was the last bit of an old blue coat, which had been buttoned over . manly hearts as far back as the Rcvolu lion; it had been the Sunday coat in whicli seeral generations of farmer lads had been made uncomfortable, and it had held its color almost to the ering shoulders, a blanket about weary j limbs. Aunt Sallie lived alone, though the neighbors often said it was not safe. Her only son had settled in the West, and sometimes made a journey to see bis mother, but never could persuade her to go back with him. or change her mode of living. She liked to sit by har THESE ARE QUEER PISH MOXG the memo ries of childhood, is that of an old dame I used to visit with my mother. She was always seated in the midst own fireside, to light her evening candle and read a chapter of the Bible, and wind up the old family clock, and, as she said, "she-eould go to bed mistress and rise up master." It was Just before Thanksgiving that David, the son, had come with his wife and little ones to spend this home gathering holiday with the old mother. They thought to surprise her. Ap proaching the cottage they saw the friendly light, and quietly stole Up to the window to see what she was doing within. Sure enough, there she sat peacefully reading her chapter. As they looked, she dozed over her book, the candle was very near, her head nodded towards it. The frill of her cap caught the flames. In an instant her gray hair was in a blaze. David rushed to the door. It was carefully locked. Flinging himself against it with all his might, the old door yielded. Catching up a strip of rag carpet from the floor, he threw it about the form of his mother and smothered out the fire. Her hair and ' ; jTTITrjP, I hM Prodact. of the Sea That An ril la Anatolian Water. Sidney Letter to Boston Transcript: Several varieties of fishes which have long disappeared from other parts of the world are still represented in New South Wales. Among these are the ces tracion, or Port Jackson shark, whose teeth resemble those of the fossil acro dis, found in mesozoic deposits, and the ceratodus, an existing ganoid, otherwise exclusively represented in the trlas formation, its anatomy showing a con necting link between a lizard and a fish. Among other remarkable fish found in these waters several may be enumerated. The frog fish, belonging to the order pediculati, has fins adapted for walking on the ground rather than for swimming, and is found floating in shore among marine plants from which it is with difficulty distinguished owing to Its great resemblance to them in point of color. The hopping fish, a va riety of gobil, or sea gudgeon, has its fin developed into legs, so that the ani mal is able to leap among the mud flats which it frequents. The eyes of the fish are curiously placed at the top of Its head and are capable of being thrust far out ot their sockets and of moving independently of one another. The hippocampus, or sea horse, so named from a resemblance in the shape of the head and fore part of the body to that of the horse, is a very singular fish, but the phyllopteryx Is, perhaps, the most remarkable fish of Australia, if not of the world. It is like the ghost of a sea horse, with Its winding sheet all In ribbons around It. Its tattered cerements are in shape and color like the sea weed it frequents, so that it hides and feeds with safety. The dugong (halicore Austral is) was for merly met with at the mouths of the Richmond, Tweed and Brunswick rivers, but it is seldom now seen south of the Brisbane river. In Queensland. It resembles the porpoise in shape and size, but has no dorsal fin. The skin is heavy and thick, and is said to make excellent leather. The habits of this animal are those of a graminivorous ruminant, its stomach being exactly like that of an ox. It frequents the flats and shallows along the margin of the shore and feeds upon the grass which is found thereon. Like the whale family, it suckles its young, is warm blooded, and therefore is incorrectly described as a fish. The dugong at tains a large size, sometimes measuring fourteen feet long and ten feet in girth. An animal of such dimensions would weigh about 300 pounds. FROM THE EDGE OF THE AF RICAN JUNGLE HE WRITES. Now in HU Cac Stadying the Big Ape. of the Primeval forest Second Jonr aey to the Interior or Africa to Leara the Language of Monkey GARNER'S GORILLAS. & eo. Not ur from the BUnday World the chimpanzees have musical instruments around which they hold a dance, while there are tribes of savages so low and" brutal as never to have Invented a musical in strument; Monkey tribes, gorilla tribes and chimpanzee tribes are organized. They have leaders and governors. They seem to have a rude system of govern ment of the forest. Each appears to have a special coun try of his own into which the others larely penetrate. They have mysteri ous calls, periodical conventions and regular times for Joyful gatherings. This is the greatest place for scien tific inquiry on earth, first, because it is the oldest known field of human oc cupancy, and second because it has been wholly neglected. This is a virgin forest and a virgin field for exploration and discovery. AM NOW ON THB edge of civilization, about to plunge in to the depths of the African forest. These are the last words I shall send before I disappear. Where and when I .shall come out I do not know. I am now writing a Ambrizettc, Angola, and it is the 16th day of October. It is unlikely that anything will be heard from me for some months. It is, of course, possible that I may never again reach civiliza tion and that this manuscript will be my last, writes Prof. Garner to the New York World. But if my journey is as successful as I expect it to be, it will be surprising in its results and rapid in execution. I intend now to strike out for the Bolura bo country and into the interior or darkest Africa. Here I shall again resume my ex periments with the native gorillas and hope to complete the alphabet of the native language of the ape. which 1 was compelled to abandon during my first visit here a year ago. I hope to cross Esyria to the Rembo Nkani and. via Fernan Vaz Lake, into the Lake Izanga country, where I shall A New -Ailment. , It is veryjiard for our six-year-old boy to be quiet in church. After one particularly restless session, we prom ised him a severe punishment if it oc curred again. The next Sunday morn ing, instead of being in his usual high spirits, he was languid and heavy-eyed, with scarcely a word or smile. There was much sickness about, and seized with sudden apprehension, I exclaimed: "Papa, that boy is certainly ill. He hasn't seemed natural this morning. I'm sure he looks pale." Calling the child to me to sec if he were feverish, I said: "Are you sick this morning, dear?" "Oh no," he replied with a tone of great resignation. "I ain't sick; I'm only gettin ready to be good." Ram's Horn. THE WEATHER AND DISEASE. A Subject That U Not Vet EaMcteatly Understood. A physician has called attention to the necessity of a wider range of sys tematized data on the relation between weather and disease. That the various atmospheric changes should have some effect on our bodies is easily under stood, for we know that alteration in the surface temperature, a change in the blood pressure, or in the air pres sure of the lungs may affect the nervous system, and all these changes may be brought about by some peculiarity in the natural phenomena which we call weather. In recent years the subject has attracted the attention of those most competent to deal with it. and lately a meteorological station has been attached to the laboratories of the pub lic health department at Rome, where lectures arc given to students on the application of meteorology to hygiene. At present our knowledge of the way ENGLAND'S CATHEDRALS. Braatlfal Arcfciteetaral 9p.elai.aa to K Seen la Small Town. It was my privilege to see ten of the cathedrals of England, and situated, as some of them are, in small towns, one comes on visiting them to know more of the. life of the people than the tour ist can attain who flies from one great city to another, says a writer in the Springfield Republican. Each traveler will have his favorite among them, and t all have their excellencies and defects. Some of them are partially spoiled by the smoke of tbe town, and any restoration ought to be welcome that will clean It off. Such is the case with York and Lincoln, and. to a greater ex tent, with Peterborough, whose mag nificent facade, or rather architect's conception of it, is best appreciated by the study of a photograph. . As the English are not inclined to the apo theosis of dirt, they have in many cases removed the disgrace in recent Wiunlras - State - Bank I in which the weather acts upon the body ycars' and Peterborough itself is now is very limited. An attempt to trace made glorious within, in all the marvel the relation between weather and ous beaut-v of It8 cream-white stone, disease has recently been made in Eng- .' Wne these buildings are not in smoky iand by a fellow of the Royal Metcoro- towns tne atmosphere, after the lapse logical Society, by bringing together a of aBes. has sometimes heightened the number of statistics dealine with the arcnitecturai effect, so tnat h.iy grows v lales Lms m Sea. faW IMaTT MaFrl C OfclMC. Kw Yk as, a mis t huh in : txoxiri. phenomena of the weather and some well-known diseases, chiefly zymotic, presenting them by a graphic method in a systematic manner. It is sug gested that doctors generally make con tributions to the available data on this old gracefully, and Salisbury even beautifully. Salisbury and Canterbury seem well-nigh perfect. In Durham the marble columns are marred by a puerile fluting: the towers of York arc not all finished. The wonderful cen- subject, which would be of extreme I lraI tower or Lincoln has lost its p.n value. There are few people, too. who j nacles; the great facade of Peterbor could not give Instances of the influence ' ouSh is out of proportion to the build- BUYS GOOD NOTES teCMtoaaiawaaa which the weather has upon them, either mentally or physically. On some constitutions the seasons have a marked influence. With many the spring, with SMOTHERED OUT THE FIRE. last honest bit of dyed in the fabric. There were the mortal temains of an old gray shawl, which had been identi fied with the family for ears and years. If there were romance, and chivalry, and hospitality in the family record, they were woven in the warp and woof of this old shawl. In the days of its prime it had crossed the ocean. The gallant young husband of that eld day had lovingly tucked it under the chin of his dimpled bride, that the breeze that blew across the world might not visit her too roughly. It was always a gatment that could be loaned to a friend who was caught out in cold or storm. It hung in graceful folds from the shoulders of the grand and stately dame, or was bunched awkwardly about the dumpy little woman whose face beamed good naturedly above it. It survived the rise and fall of big sleeves and narrow ones. Amid the fashion of capes and coats, it held its own. The grandmothers of the family each in turn had sat crooning by the fire, carefully cuddling this bundle of shawl which, being unwrapped fold after fold, was found to contain (like a kernel in the shell) a red-faced, half smothered baby. It was used as a covering for ihe couch, it was thrown over the back of the invalid's chair, or tucked into the old-fashioned dearborn when the fam ily drove to meeting. It was taken to picnics and spread upon the grass on which some loving swain reclined at his mistress' feet, and as i; grew old and feeble it was caught on brush and brter and torn in little snags here and there. At last Aunt Sallie got her own reluctant consent to its reincarnation. in the form of rag carpet. I used sometimes to want to take a bright new bit of cloth to the old worn nnfCP her carpet, but my mother said no; better let her alone; the old bits are more to her; besides they tone in together, and are all of a piece." The life of the old dame was of the same piece also, shreds and memories. This was my primary lesson in the harmonious relation of one thing to another, which dates further back thau Delsarte. even to the injunction not to put new cloth upon old garments. My childish interest in the old dame was not unmixed with contempt for her menial occupation. "Think of it. mother!" said I. "not to have a soul above old rags." "It is with rags, old and new. that most of us spend our lives," said my mother "if thee will think of it." Alas, I have thought of it many a time, in the shaping over of an old gar- roent, the planning of a new one, the little cambric satisfactions or Aerations, which go to make up life. By the way, have you ever thought of the impresions we make upon the ret ina of other persons' minds, by our manners or occupation? I once heard a boy tell his mother he did not want to remember her as always doing the household drudgery, but as being a lady sometimes. Now there comes the memory of an other woman, also seated amid heaps of rags, but she was dainty and beauti ful and rags were shining garments which" she would take out of chests, airing and smoothing them caressing ly, recalling the festive occasions on which they had been worn, but, with a sigh, putting them back into their hid ing places. Her hands were whiter than the old dame of. the carpet rags, and jewels sparkled on her fingers, but mother's words came back to me: "It is with rags, old and new, that most of us'spend our lives:" . Blessed are we if permitted to use these rags wisely, to adorn ourselves ' seemingly and not forgetting some times to wrap a warm shawl over shiv- wool hands were scorched, but the instant application of home remedies prevented serious results. The neighbors said it was surely a warning: that she must not live all by her lone se-f. "It was just a blessed providence that mother was not burned to death." said David's wife, as she went about the house next day prepar ing the Thanksgiving dinner. David said, in his brisk way, though not without feeling: "Yes. mother, we arrived just in time." "Well, it were a mercy ye come when ye did," said the mother; "but, David, ye have just completely ruined my very purtiest strip o' rag carpet." Meanest of All Karslarm Burglars in New York have been 4oing a lively business by going up stairs and informing a mother that her child has just been run over in the street. The frantic mother rushes down, and her pocket book. left on the table, soon rushes down, too. RELIGION AND REFORM. Th. World' firealest Forcjt. At the recent congress for the ad-i-ancement of science m this country it was said that the largest forest in existence was nearly 700 miles north from the St. Lawrence of Quebec and Ontario, and 1.800 from east to west. A recent French writer, commenting on this, aserts that the Canadian forest is only entitled to the fourth place. If even that. In South America, he states, in the valley of the Amazon, is a stretch of woodland 2,200 miles long and 1.300 miles wide: while in liic center of Afri ca explorers have reported a forest at least 3,300 miles long from north to nouth, and of a width as yet unmeas ured and untraversed. but certainly vast in extent. This African forest, known as the "Great Forest," is in ail probability the largest area of wood land country in the world. The greater portion of it is virgin soil that has never been trod even by savager, let alone civilized man. Stanley, in his "Darkest Africa." describes thi3 great forest and tells of the many days he and his men marched through it in -vital was almost darkness, hardly a ray of the sun be ing able to penetrate the dense foliage. One of India's SuM-nttition. The natives believe that elephants have a religion and form of worship. HISTORICAL. PROF. GARNER IN HIS CAGE STUDYING THE GORILLA. ing; the external effect of Ely is too much like a fortress: the spires of Litchfield are not mates in color and are somewhat ornate; but upon Canter bury and Salisbury the eye rests con tent. And yet he is little to be envied who would not find intoxicating joy in every one of these, so great arc they and in their varied power so lifting the beholder above and beyond all inciden tal defects, and It is quite to the credit of the young woman from Springfield who is said to have burst into tears at the sight of Westminster abbey. GLADSTONE'S HEART. OVTKXXS ASD DIKECTOKIl Lbaitdek Gekrakd, Pres't, B. H. Hbxrt, Vice Prett, If. BftxaaER, Cashier. JOHX STAUFFER. Wit. BUCHKR. MRU m It I .UwaTt la the Klclit VUvr, at TliU Anecdote l'ravei. An anecdote of Gladstone .showing his consideratcness for all about him is told by a reporter for an English jour nal. He sajs: I was traveling in a a train by which Mr. Gladstone was journeying to the north, my mission being to report his utterances at vari ous stations. We found this no small job indeed, one to which some dan ger attached for the orator's speeches on some occasions wereoniy terminated by the wheels of the engine revolving, and the train steaming out. Naturally anxious to get the "last words," we lingered in one case so long that we had to make a desperate bolt for our carriage door, and enter the now swiftly moving train at the peril o our limbs. Our feat evidently at tracted the notice of the distinguished passenger, and filled him with anxiety for our lives, for at the next station a note came round to us that Mr. Glad stone would jot down the concluding words he uttered, and send them to us. It was a graceful and considerate act one of the many which rendered our greatest living political orator dear to the hearts of the journalists. -or- COLUMBUS, NEB.. HAS AX Aitkrizs. Capital of - $500,000 Paid in Capital, - 90,000 m orricEK. O. . SHELDON. PreVt. B. P. II. OEIILRICII. Vice Pres. CLAHK GKAV. Cashier. DAM EL SCIIKAM. Aat Cash DIRECTORS. If. M. Wncsrow, II. 1 II. Okblrics. V. II. Bhkldos. w. a. McAllister, Jonas Welch. CarlKiexkb. stockholders. S. O.ORAT, J. IlEXRY WOROIaUR, Gerhard Losses, II e.nrv Losers, clark Grat. Geo. W. Gallet. Daxiel Sen ram. a. V. II. Oehlricr. Frakk Eorek. J. 1. Becker Estats. Rebecca Becker. The Sabbath day's journey of the He- j brews mentioned in the bible was 2,000 yards. The chief justice of the Supreme court of Japan, T. Myosin, is a com municant in a Congregational church. The number of Ronton Catholic churches in Great Britain is 1,733. and 1.")00 of thee have been built during the last fifty years. I-atest statistics show that the .Metho dists are very weak in T'tah. It is the only place where they have less than 1 per cent of the population. Rev. W. R. Clark of the First Con gregational church of Gnttenburg has given up preaching and gone into the undertaking business. The Metropolitan tabernacle of Lon don, the late Mr. Spurgeon's church, still has the largest membership in tlw world, there being over .".COO members. Rev. Dr. Daniel Dorchester has been appointed temperance editor of the Boston Standard. The temperance de partment is published every day. Rt. Rev. Ernest R. Wilberforce. bis hop of Newcastle. England, lias ben appointed bishop of Chichester, rii suc cession to Rt. Rev. Richard Durnford, deceased. PERSONAL. Frederick Remington was a clerk in au expres office before he essayed art. E. C. Stedman. who has just refused a professor's chair at Yale, was dis missed from that university when a student. Henry Arthur ones, the playwright, indignantly denies the published as sertion that he is to drop the name of Jones and call himself Henry Arthur. Capt. Alfred Sanford of St. Louis, who is 73 years old and whom the au thorities sent to the poorhouse last eek, was the boyhood friend and play mate of Ulysses S. Grant. Tzmoteo Panduro. a little Mexican Indian clay modeler, now at Atlanta, is said to be a wonderful genius. He has had no training, but has already won several medals of honor. By a votes of twelve to six the judges of the Appellate division of the New York Supreme court nave decided not to wear gowns. Rev. Myron Reed of Denver had an engagement to lecture at Hall City, Kan. Missing his train, he hired a team of horses and a buggy and drove from Colby, a distance of seventy-five miles. Rabbi I. M. Wise of Cincinnati says that during the last forty ears he has officiated at 10,000 Jewish weddings and only three couples whom he has The coffee plant was taken from Africa to Persia in 875. Outer blinds for windows were un known until the fourteenth century. The Venetian or interior blinds are so called because they were first used in Venice. Pepper casters were used by the Athenians, pepper being a common con diment. They were placed on the table with the salt in England in the six teenth century. The League of God's House, in 1401. was a Swiss combination. There were three leagues among the hardy mount aineers, formed in reality for the pur pose of establishing and maintaining the independence of their country. The League of God's House was the first; the second was that of the Grisons. in 1424; the third, the League of the Ten Jurisdictions, in 1536. In 1793 all th:ee came under the jurisdiction of, or rath er were admitted into, the League of th? Helvetic Confederation. ABOUT WOMEN. The little Queen of the Xethei lands entered upon her sixteenth year a few days ago. The Princess of Capua, who died re cently at Lucca, was the daughter of a beautiful Irish girl. Mrs. John V. Forepaugh. a Philadr-1- make for the coast. No time can be stated for this hazardous journey, as most of it is afoot or by canoe. But I hope to be back in New York early in the new year, or at any rate before the summer is well advanced. I am well equipped for this journey and for my experiments. My previous experience in Africa will be of the utmost value. My knowledge of the country and of the nathe languages has already been of the utmost assistance. Standing here on the brink where civilization and barbarism meet. I am confident that the journey which is be fore me will bring them both closer to gether. I am bringing some of the finest mechanical productions of civili zation into the heart of the jungle. I shall bring out of the primeval forest specimens bearing on anthropology and testimony to the antiquity of language that will be absolutely new. There are things in this African jun gle, which comes down her to where I stand, that bear directly on the his tory of our race and speech. Here are found races that have not advanced in 10,000 years, races that seem indeed never to have advanced and to occupy today a lower place in the social scale than many animals. I have described further on a man whom I saw and talked with a few days ago who had all the characteristics of a gorilla. I have met gorillas with many human attributes, including en elaborate language sufficient to enable them to make known their wants, to warn one ai.other and to express emo tions like love and fear. I do not doubt that there are members of the morkey family possessing a higher intelligence and a greater Hu ency of language than many natives of Africa, whom they so closely resemble. Popular Form of I'ollcj. "Endowment or investment insur ance, which is the most popular form of insurance among women, is for the sole benefit of the assured, the face of of the policy being payable, if the party survives at the expiration of the time specified, whether it be ten, fif teen or twenty years. Should the as sured die prior to the expiration of the time for which the endowment was to run the insurance is paid at once to the beneficiary named in- the policy. Premiums must be paid every year during the time for which the endow ment runs, provided, of course, the as sured lives that length of time. The longer the endowment has to run the lower the rate of premium, and vice versa. The ordinary life policy is pay able only on the death of the assured, the premiums being paid each year during the entire life of the policy holder. Rates for this form of insur ance are lower than for any other form except term insurance." phia theater manager, is winning ad miration by her businesslike methods ! I have known of the same words being and general good common cense. Mrs. Besant. the thcosophist and vorced wife of the novelist's brother. j used to express the same things in the language of both. These are some of the facts my present journey will throw has had a varied religions experience. I nut upon. She was a religious enthusiast hi earlv i am heading now for the greater years and then tried tc Le a nun. For a time she was a pupil of Huxley's. The Kings Daughters, who have been holding a convention in New York, al though organized but ten years ago. number 8,000 women, and there v.erc delegates from nearly every state and territory in the Union. Miss Sarah Ribinson. of PortMnouil., England.who has not been off her couch for twenty-nve years, by persona! energy and through inHuencing ether?, has erected several soldiers' homes and coffee houses in three ports. Mrs. James Chalmers, who is exert ing a civilizing effect in the South Sea Islands, recently was favored by a pres ent from an old savage. Upon opening the basket it contained a man's breast, which he had secured as a tid-bit for Mrs. Chalmers. There Is a five-note vein of coal at Cherryvale, Kan., something like 450 feet below the surface, and it is going married have ever applied for a diverce. i begging for capitalists to operate It. monkey country in the world, the great original breeding place of our race, as tome believe Here are to be found laces of mer the like of which can be seen nowhere else on earth. J Here arc to be found meirso peculiar t ihat hundreds of thousands if not mil- i lions of years must have elapsed since j they branched off from the rest of the si eat human family. They are today cither the sole remaining specimens or primeval man, or men who have slowly by interbreeding developed unique idio- t syncrasies which differentiate them j fioni all others. In this great African jungle which the light of civilization has never pene trated, where time has stood still, which iuud.' iiiemic?! wnn wnat it was ten thousand years ago, an animal civ ilization has sprung up that has ad j vanced quicker than the civilization of its human inhabitants. The skull of monkeys in this great heart of Africa has grown faster than the skull of ! men. Here are found the largest monkeys Might Have Given Then A war. A traveler just returned from Mexico tells an amusing talc of the attempts of a peddler to sell precious stones at an exhorbitant price, who in the end consents to dispose of his wares for a mere song. It was at Queretaro, an important city on the line of the Mex ican Central railroad. "When the train pulled in at the de pot," said he, "it was immediately sur rounded by a score or more of peons trying to sell opals to the passengers. One tall, rather fine-looking Indian ex tended toward me his hand containing ten or a dozen glittering stones. " 'How much?' I asked. "Twelve dollars.' replied he, 'Cheap, very cheap, only $12.' "'No, no!' I replied In an emphatic way. 'Muy caro' (very dear). " 'Five dollars!" then quoted the ven der, turning the stones over In his hand, that I might see that they were all there. " 'No, $1, said I. " 'Yes, yes!' cried the vender, eagerly. 'One dollar; yes, yes, you can have them for $1. Take them.' "New York Herald. its bright days and clear air, is felt to be the time of the year when they get the most enjoyment out of lire; while others, probably of a more sensitive temperment, experience the greatest sum of happiness and health when peaceful autumn wraps them in its se rene atmosphere. On the other hand, winter or sum mer, as the case may be, produces in other temperaments the greatest con summation of healthy vitality. Certain changes in the weather, too, tend to in crease or diminish the amount of en ergy that we put into our daily work, and in a certain large factory it is recognized that from 10 to 20 per cent less work is done on dull days and days of threatening storm. The whole sub ject is one which, pursued in proper scientific spirit, should be productive of useful results. Its investigation might, at all events, afford people the satisfaction of knowing exactly why their poor bodies are so much at the mercy of atmospheric variations. Pittsburg Dispatch. A Child's Petition.' A poor little damsel had trouble with ncr mother not long ago. The direct consequence was that she was sent in to her own room for meditation and, supposedly, repentance. A listener happened to overhear the mite's defi ance, when she thought herself unob served and alone. She threw herself on her knees before her bed and, bury ing her face in the pillow, began a prayer for guidance. But the petition had this very significant commence ment: "O I.ord, consider how I am treated!" New York Times. Bsak ef deposit; Interest allowed on tin Aflpoalts; buy and sell exchange on Ualted States and fcurope. and buy and sell .Tall able securities. We shall bo pleased to ra ce! your business. We solicit your pat-roaag- Columbus Journal GEMS OF THOUGHT. Whatever is pure is also simple. Willmot. Good taste is the flower or good sense. Poiucelot. Truth is everlasting, but our ideas of truth are not. Beecher. A heavy purse in a fool's pocket is a heavy curse. Cumberland. No violent extremes endure; a sober moderation stands secure. Aleyn. Good company and cood discourse aie the very sinews of virtue. Izaak Wal- ! ton. In our judgment of human iransac lions the law of opti"s is reversed: we j see the most indistinctly the objects which are close around us. Whately. The destiny of women is to pleaee, to be amiable and to be loved. Thoac who do not love them are even more in the wrong than those who leve them too much. Rochehrune. Shoveling- t'p Flh. Bcciusc of the long drought many of the little lakes of Michigan have al most dried up, and lately the farmers have been making money by driving wagons into the shallow waters and lit erally shoveling the fish out of the lake into the carts and selling them in neighboring towns. Sew London. Coinrrttriit. New London, Ct is going to observe Its two hundred and fiftieth anniver sary next May and already steps are being taken with that end in view by the mayor and common council, the board of trade, the civic anil military organizations of the city. A weekly Rewspaper de voted the bestinterestsof COLUMBUS THECOMTYOFPUTTE, The State of Nebraska THE UNITED STATES AND THE REST OF MANKIND with ATCHISON GLOBULES. TkRRRltof Mia $1.50 A YEAR, 19 TA1D IX ADTAXCS. BRt emr l!a!t ef RMflaa fa Rot rt crlbei by Milan aad eeata. 8aniRla copiea aeat frM to aay ddr a HENRY GASS, Wanted to Know. The superintendent of our Sabbath school was explaining, this summer, the falling of the walls of Jericho. He had told of the miraculous power displayed. How there was not a sound from the besieging army, or a hand raised in 3r, but silent marching, till the right moment arrived, when after a blowing of trumpets and a shouting the walls fell down flat. One little fellow seemed puzzled about something and raised his hand. On being recognized by the superintendent he said: "Say, mister, is that a true story, or is it just preachin?" Ram's Horn. No man is better than lib opportuni ties. A good dog is worth more than you can get for it. There is a "story" on every rain that ever lived. We should like to ste the man who can stand up ngaipst his l.ui. When a man has prosperity, how the people like to see him lose it! Men. as a rule, .a not like to lie. but their wive; a.sk too many fj-.testion?. wiion a man tali-.s too much, it nicy i.f said that ho has a runaway tongue. The mini who Iook at a clock live : minutes, to see what time it is. is lazy. I You bet if a joung husband fails to There is no such thins in nature as ' K,nS n,s "e wnen nc comf;s "ome. hc an honest and lawful envy; but it is 1 B'r,s notice Jt- intrinsically evil, and imports in it an I We ha.-e oen wondcied that the essential obliquity, not to be taken oft ' Salvation array does not finally recruit ( ! or separated from it. South. a Ionian who can sing. i But the character of a brave and refer.- I If wc kPl a hotel, we v ould not buy lute man is not to be ruffled with ad- : a Piano for the parlor. Kvcry guest ; versity. and not to be in such confusion j wno cannot play, nic it. ia ku inn., uio pobi, as we say, nut to. women like to rr-ceive love letters. UNDEETAKER ! Coffin : and : Mtttllie : Cases ! fM'Repabini of mttlHndMOf Uphol terj Goods. Jtf COMTaTRTTR, WBarRARR. I preserve a presence of mind, and the I exercise of reason, without departing 1 from his purpose. Cicero. Let the law which inculcates truth be supposed to be universally violated among every class of rational beings, and instantly all improvement in wis dom and knowledge would cease; noth ing could be depended upon as fact but what was obvious to the senses of every individual; social compacts would be dissolved; a mutual repulsion would ensue, and every social affection and enjoyment would be unhinged and destroyed. Dr. Dick. We have learned a great lesson when we have learned how to live in the pres ent moment. Often woman, who inspires us with great things, prevents us from accom- 1 plishing them. because they may be able to produce them some time, and make trouble. Keep quiet, and look sympathetic, and you will gather a lot of material for the next time you want to talk. Wc saw a married woman on the streets to-day chewing gum. and push ing a baby buggy. We wish she would quit it. Do you know that no woman has so much faith in her Tyisband that r-he lets him keep the marriage license in his possession? On the stage, the heroines command in tragic tones that the heroes leave them; in life, with equally tragic tones, they implore to be taken aieng. Atchi son Globe. Columbus Journal m VRaTARrD TO RCRSnR ARTXB1KO REQCIRRD OR A PRINTING OFFICE. COUNTRY. '