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MATS (GAPS MBo JOHN MORRISON, MERCHANT TAILOR, 11 St, 3 doors Bouth f Coinmorc nl Hotel, LINCOLN. - FEARASKA. y TIIK RAILROAD HOLOCAUST. IIY W.I.I. ti.Mll KTOX. Over tho Ion t of the iienum trtiok. Into thoriurkiK-fttfiliHi!! and bhek. Ilmvy nml fn-t AS It limUllinlll lllrit, Willi aciinut of whist m, nmlolnng of hour, i ho grout Until tattled niitl thundorid along Tmvoler-", cuMonod and ulielto oil it. Passing (In1 tlim with do..' mid chat: I htt.klng r nmtght lid danger ituugh:; Wli liim Ihn hoars with whim mid nmr A Hie grout train r-tiled nml thundered along. i'ocr. ilnu il 1 tin s'ooporslny. Lost to tho datusor" of tlu n ; nuiloiliii! buck, A down life's truck, A thousand dreamy scones nini.it : And th" grout trull, rattluil mid th'indor d alony Heavily uroa'hod tho mini of o-uo: .Ightly slept tho iniililou Intr: Ami tho mother piosscd Unto hor hron-t, Her bonntlfiil lin' os with yearning strong Ami iho bi out train rittli-il nml himdured along. Shading bin oyoa with h's brawny hand, Damier abend tho drivur scanned; And ho timiuil tho steam. For tho rod light's ulonni Flnshed warning to him ilioro was something wro g: i nt th grout truln rnttlud ami thiindoroil a i. ' Down ttiohraki'Sl'' rmnj thoilrlvor's sliont " Down thobrnkosr' Kimg tho whMlponi: lint the spcodwas high, And tho d.initor nljh. And oh th was waiting to build hi pyro, Aiulilie t r n dMshril lulu a river of flro. Into tho night tho ro.i ilamo gh nmod; High thoy lonpod. u.il orackloJ, nml Hticniiiud; And tho moat train loomed, l.lko n monster (Inomcd, In tho uiulst of tho llamas nml thoir ruthless I ro In tho murderous tide ol n river or flro ltoucil tlio sleeper within big bed; A ernsh, a plunge, and a glonni of red, Ami tho sweltering heat Of his winding sheot Clung roung his form with nit agony ilire; And ho moaned and died In a river of tire. Ami thoy who worn spared from tho fearful doath. Aim groaned that, too Into, From a terrible fato 'oroeoue thoir co.iirndoswnB thoir desire. Uro thoy sunk In it i Ivor of death and 11. o. l'lty for them wiio. holplos died, Ami sunk m tho river's murollo.-a tide, And blessings unfold '1 he driver bold. Who, daring fur honor, mid not for hire, Wont down with his train In thorlvorof ilro. volution, tlio l.mv of I'roc-cNH. All persons, porliaps, will assent to the statement that civilization, to getherwith nil which the tenn in cludes, has advanced, and still advan ces But all do not agree as to the law by "which fcuch advancement Iiuh been made; nay, all do not oven ad mit that any law is known, or can be knownjto account for it. Many scorn to tliiii8SiMWBftdyanceincnt already uiHtlo, lias boon the w ink ol' chnnor, or controlled by omo power which man cannot understand, 01, at lonl. cm have no part in diroolinir. But, if such he tho cafts, thou civili '. uion is dependent upun .omo princi ple of wliioh man unn know nu;hl ny, and honco ho can novor be sure that its pr orrcs will continue. Yet, such an idea sotni9 to leuVo the human iaco in a Rtatf of incoinpletenes, in a con dition where darkness rather than light i. thoir inheritance But no! law ihere is to everything else, law there must bo to the dovel pinont which wo tlnd goiii"; on around us. Tito discovery of the nature of this law, is a question of the inmost im portance, and a .liilo It i ill as to itu nature (for that is all our titno allows) may well repay our attention. When it is said that the principle of progress is the principle ot evolution, ninny will immediately raise their hands in holy horror, and imagine that such a view must lend to the de struction of all their mos- cherished doctrines I hit such, 1 think, is no the fact; yet, even if the admission that tho doctrine of evohttiouis the true law of progress, overthrows some or even many, of our tiresmt ideas if this urinciple can be proved to be true shall wo ivject it on account of our prejudices? Shall we stay the wheel of progress by relu-ing to ac cept the true law, and thus to profit by its aid? Sh .11 wo r.poat tho mis take of former ages and refuse to re ceive a knowledge of tho voiy prin ciple by which we tiro compelled lo progress, if we move lot ward at all? Such a policy is suicidal. Let us then examine some ol the proofs for this theory. In tho development of law from the single o ncopti n of obedi ence to paternal power among the sav age trilies, to the nio-t elaborate sys tem of our day, tho law of progress is the law of evolution. In Archaic man, wo find a single principle, a germ, if we may so express it, from which slowly and gradually, one con ception after another is evolved. A single term may bind up in itsoll the elements which finally, throtitth this gradual diiToronlliition, develop into many different and complex notions The conception of tho in (loin con tract is scarcely found nmong primi tive men. Their law does not recog nize it. Tho transfer of property is as far as this development has yet gone. But in this transfer is found the germ from which the contract may come. All that is needed is a Blight' change in the surroundings, in the condition ol men, and tho evolu tion of the two iner.s, the conveyance and thccontriict incomplete. Thus in ovcry dopaituicn. ot law, thodov lop mom fr m the primitive idea may bo I meed through its succesoivo stages. Everywhere, wo find the simple devel oping into tho complex, the germ throwing out brano ics and expanding into the complicated forms oi" mod ern civilization The same lino of argument may bo followed in studying tho development of government. Tho earliest form of which history gives any authentic ac count is the rule of the father over iho latnily Can one imagine npy form of government more iiidimonlary ? Alt the departments which ure found in a in (lorn government are hero uniied in a single individual, in fact, ono man literally legislates, executes, n ixl decides np n the constitutionality of his own laws. Now, this progress may bo traced through nil its stages and every whore wo find the same laV developed. The change from the single concep tion of early times has been s'ow, and only by comparing period of time widely soparaied, can the change in ideas ho discovered. The division of the powers of gov ernment into the executive, tho legiss Intivo and the judicial has oulv boon fully accomplished within a brief poiiod of time, and among a few of tho most advanced nations. And wit'i each century thin ovolution is progressing further and furtnor, the individual is ootni .g more and more to the front, and the perfection of each branch of government to serve some paitirular end is growing with the progress of the ages. In morals, also, the same method of development may be observed. In tho early history of the now civilized nation , or among the rune tribes of tiio ptesiut, wo find their code of morals is ot the himphst kind. But few acts arc considered as wrong, mid these are gonerally of the most hein ous chart cter. On the other hand, to b bravo, to sutler pain without a mur mur, and faithfully to keep a promise, would, perhaps, be about the only acts which they hold us especially honor able. Their moral sense did not ex tend beyond these simple ideas The coiuplox and delicate system of moral thought among the most refined of to-day ha I no place in their minds. It is only by the slowest processes, by the slightest changes in the surround ings of the people, and thus in their .' r i ms-t4M?'f: K"-BEiBr-ffi - - -1 wvrMtn- 3. jwmwAST.