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Jr" yoUaroamitn" ill joaarofc [
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your duties avoli ) night work , to res
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IANUMCTUBM CO cchi :
Lincoln , Neb. aiw
Corn Planters , Harrows , Farm Rollers , o1I
Sulky Hay Rakes , Bucket Elevating Wind I
ml Is , &c.
Wo arc prepared to do Job work and uxanuf tum
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Addres all ordcra fo
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BOSTON MARKET lahe
, he ,
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Fresh and Salt Meats of all pcm
Kinds , Poultry , Pish , &c. , m
POETRY OP THE TIMES.
You know it is l tf ,
And the night is growing colder ;
Still vow lean over Ihe gate !
Youknon it is late.
There's n fira in. the grate ,
Ah ! sweetheart , be bolder
You know it Is late ,
And the night h crowlnt * colder.
-P'MyColthli Days" WUelnw eld.
The baby's aot the croup ,
IJut MyrtloV on the stoop ;
8he is slttiug In the shadow of the vines ,
ly ! her side a young man stands
He tui large and lumUko hinds ,
Andonenrm nrouml her wisthe gently
In the gloaming ntlll they sit ,
Myrtle h ng docs coyly flit
To the shoulder that supports her little
Papa's standing In the hall.
Pretty soon hell loudly call ;
"Send that sucker home , nnd get yourself
to bed. "
TOPAZ , THE ENCHANTRESS ,
11Y 8AU.1E A , SMITH.
Somebody rang the boll , nud Kato ,
our servant , who was donning the
paint in my room , looked out of the
window and oxcliumod :
"There's company come , Mias An
"Ah , is that ao ? tfov I do
wonder who it is , and wo in the midst
of spring cleaning ! " I said , in an
"They arc taking off the trunks , '
continued Kato , as slio ruahod from
the loom to answer another and more
"Trunks ! " I cried , and ran to the
The carriage rolled away ; I hoard a
soft , sweet voice in the hall asking if
Miss Annie Forbes was at homo , and
as I was the poraona o inquired for ,
hastened to moot my visitor.
In the pleasant parlor , whcro the
golden sunbeams tell in a bright
shower over the petite figure , sat
Topai Trogardon , my friend and
schoolmate , when wo attended Madame
Auray's select school for ycmng
ladies. This was throe ycara ago. 1
was now twenty two , my parents
were wealthy , and my brother Harry
and myBolf wore the only children.
AVe lived a few miles from the city , in
a fine old-fashioned mansion that had
boon in our family for yoara. Brother
Harry was n lawyer , not that ho
choao that profession for the love of
it , but to please father , for ho was a
true artist and poet , and would spend
hours in a picture gallery , dreaming
over some fair face or some glowing
landscape , while he neglected an im
portant case , or forgot his many
clients who wore waiting at his ofiico
for him. Ho was just the nature to
bo enthralled hy the spirituality of
the face of my guest.
Topaz TroEjardon was the oldest of a
numerous f family. Her folks wore
poor , living in a small country town
near Boston. Topaz was a music
teacher ; she was having a short vaca
tion and she thought aho would spend
the month with mo. I wished brother
Harry was a thousand miles off , but
Topaz was now my guest i , and I must
raako the best of iff No human soul
was over enshrined in a fairer ternplo
than was that of Topaz. She had a
straneo , quaint name , but it seemed
suited to her ; she was petite and
graceful and bewitching , a fair , sun
shiny little thing , with a complexion
of lilies and roses , eyes of dovoliko
softness , hair yellow as the gem she
was named for , and falling in soft
rings and curls over her white fore
head. She had u sensuous , indolent
nature ; elegant clothes , rich jewels ,
soft colors , dainty food , servants , car
riages , etc. , made up her ideas of a
perfect life ; she cared for nothing but
self , never gave a thought to anything
uf a noble nature , and homo tics or
affections troubled her not at all , but
with all her faults , with all horselfish-
ness , there was a charm about her
hard to resist , she was so fair , so radi-
"You darling girl , how glad I am to
be with you once more , " called out
1'opaz , in a sweet , coaxing voice , as
she stood on tiptoe to kiss mo , for 1
was a head taller than my guest. I :
was as dark as she was fair. "Aro
fo\i \ glad to see mo , Annio' You
lught to bo , for think how long a
iournoy I havn taken to BOO you , and
never yet have got a glimpse of that
\donis , your brother Harry , of whoso
joauty and accomplishments I have
icnrd so much from his adoring eis-
er. " Of coursu I said I was glad to
ice her ; that was pno of the fashiona-
lo lies one is obliged to utter in po-
ito society , but I was not glad to )
mvo this siran , this heartless , schom-
ng , culfiah beauty in the daily pros-
inco , .under the earno roof wih my
ipblo-lioartod brother , for bo , with
lis poetic nature , has passion for the
eautiful , would uuroly fall a victim
the wiles ot this enchantress. >
"How I do envy you , " sighed To-
mz , HO she reclined in a coney arm-
huir in the guest chamber.
She reminded mo of some rare
lower , all ablaze with summer glory ,
ho was so bright , so radiant , so
lainty , and the ecarlot wrapper aho
md donned made her look so pic-
ureaquo ; never did easy-chair take a
nero lovely burden into its hospitable f
"And why should you envy mo BO
nuch ? " f
"How can you ask , Annie ? But of
ourso you know nothing of poverty
-you who have always had every
usury. Now at homo I never hiivo ,1
jiy fire in my room , and at night if I 8J1
rant , to read. I have to go to bed , af
rrap : myself in shawls , and with one sc
ioor lamp , am allowed until 10 ot
to amuse myself no longer , in
never see chicken or turkey on the CO
nblo more than twice a year Christ- fadi
ins and Thanksgiving , I cannot af- di
ord a silk dress. You never in shop ,
ijtig are obliged to go to half n dozen BC
ilTeront stores in order to get a thing i
few ; cents cheaper. You need not cr
jugh , for all of this is true and very crhe
ard to bear. My little salary I get pt
teaching music has most of it to goer frai
or house expenses. Oh dear ! I ai
think the old saying is true : 'It aiwi ,
hard to bo wicked , but worse to be wibi
"Why don't you marry some rich oc
inn ? " 1 laughingly asked. ocWi
"That is what I mean to do , my in
ear , " replied Topax in a very cold wi
manner. ' 'No ' romnnco for me , no
love ; nil I want is wflnlthj and tint I
nillhnvo. I know 1 nm beautiful ,
and thnt beauty nutst bo the mo.insof
bringing mp wnnt I vnluo moro tlinn
anything else n luxuriouo homo nml
plenty of monoy. "
Such were the sonlimonts of tlio
fair Topaz , and slio so beautiful that
few could resist her witcheries.
Brother Hnrry canio homo at dsrk.
It was now the latter part of April ,
but the awnings were chilly. In the
parlor n cheerful coal fire was buniint !
in the open grate , looking like a miss
of glowing rubies piled ticftinfit the
bars. Laces of flame , mellowed by
the lich crimson of the silken curtains ,
llickored nnd danced on the walls ,
lighting up the pamtinqa into almost
lifo'liko beauty ; marblontatuos gleam
ed cold and white in their niches. The
furniture of satin and ebony , Iho car'
"pot so soft and glowing with blossoms
almost as fair ns tlioao uf nature's
weaving , the gloaming mirrors , rich
trifles of silver , of ivory and oven gold ,
that were soon in the vast apartment ,
all looked so olcgntit , so luxurious. I
had soon them n thousand times bu-
fore ; never until this evening , it
seemed to mo , had I looked upon my
beautiful homo and its surrounding *
with such fond affection , such proud
satisfaction , nnrlj knowing that my
guest enjoyed this olcgnnco and luxu
ry , I felt gratified that all seemed so
much like perfection , and I did sincerely -
ceroly wish that poor little Tojiiz
might have all the right and rare arti
cles , all the mngnificonco she craved ;
but I.lightod as I thought that all
these luxuries , nil this beauty , did not
bring perfect happiness. Had it not ,
as Topaz truly remarked , "always had
I every luxury , " with no wish ungrnti-
fied ? Yes , one , for did I not love n
poor man a young physician , who
was Btnii'cling to gain n namoand for
tune I My parents would not content
to my engagement io him ; said I was
too young , that there was plenty of
time , etc. So Frank Allston had four
yeara ngo bidden mo good-by find had
gone to India , where a rich , old undo
a bachelor lived , and had sent him
tolcomo and see how ho liked Calcutta :
oaid would co.t him plenty of work t < v
do. And I had waited and hoped all
these dreary years. So Iliad my trou
bles as well aa Topaz.
When brother Harry entered the
drawing oem , Topnz was seated on a
lounge , and the soft light from the
chandelier shone Hko a mellow radi
ance over her. She looked like some
Mro flower , som. exquisite painting ,
or some ideal of an artist's droum
the loveliness of her golden hair and
soft azure eyes , the rounded contour
of form , her complexion , wherein
bloomed roses and lilies side by side ;
then the modest dress of gray cloth ,
with the pretty lace on the white
throat and dimpled wrists , while a
knot of ribbon , blue aa her eyes , re
lieved the plainness of her attire ; but
she looked as royally fair , as though
flho were a princess. And so thought
Harry , as ho gazed with admiring
glances at my guest , for a moment
before ho entered. All that evening
ho seemed chained to her side , and
when callers came in , Harry had no
eyes but for Topaz , although quite a
number of fine-looking ladies were
present , and when Topaz , upon being
asked to sing , complied very roadliy ,
and sang , to a pretty accompaniment ,
a sweet little ballad in a clear , birdlike -
like voice. Harry listened with ado
ration in every glance , and I felt that
oven now the spoil of the enchantress
was on him , and that the love that
comes but oncp in a lifo-timo would
soon possess him.
The day passed rapidly. I always
since I loft school , had Huperintonded
the domestic affairs , and for two
weeks after the arrival of Topaz , I had
been busy , looking after the servants ,
as they cleaned and arranged the dif
ferent rooms and went through the
usual routine of spring cleaning.
"lo not trouble yourself .about
mo , " said Topaz , as she gayly flitted
from loom to room , like the pretty
butterfly that she was. ' 'You arc the
Martha of the household , and I pre
sume you pnjpy making cake , pud
dings and jollies , or giving orders to
Krtto , Bridget and Joe , just as much
is I likogathering , flowers or having a
moonlight flirtation with scmo gay
savalior. I do not want you to make
my oxcusca for being away from me
avery morning. Why , bless your
ieart ! I have had a magnificent time ; ,
mvo not missed you. In fact , that
landsomo brother o. yours has given
no very little chance to bo Ion61y , for ;
10 has paid mo every attention , to >
nake up for your neglect , " andTopnx
aughod merrily , and gazed with an
idmirinc glanoo into a mirror that ro-
looted her fair imago , thinking no )
loubt that alio soon would number
Brother Harry among her many ador- "
irs , for iu the two wouIcB she had >
oen at Thorrilcy. her beauty had bo-
iomo the theme of every tongue , or at
east of all the gentlemen , and invitn *
ions from all quarters poured in upon
is to attend parties , operas , afternoon
cas , otc. At Mrs. Gary's there was
o bo a masquerade , the last dancing
arty of the season , and great propa-
ations were boin made for the
jrand ovont. The Carys were the
roalth icst family in Thornloy , and
heir house a palace in all its rare ap-
hild over nome new toy. The night
the party arrived , a fair , mild
voning in April no noon , but soft
tarlight , and in the air the perfume
coming buds and blossoms. J in.
istod upon Topaz's sharing my purse ,
or my monthly allowance was a very
onorons ono , and my guest , after a
ittlo hesitation consented to help to
pend my money , and I must confess ,
ftcr once consenting , she did not
cruplo to help herself 'most gener-
usly.Yo had employed a dross-
mkor from the city to moke up our
ostuuies , and very lovely looked the
iir Topaz as Undine , with sea-groon
raporios clinging about her , and
ice , white and airy as the foam of the
ca , floating around per , her tawny
air drooping low , her white forehead
rowned with water liUos , while on
or exquisite neck and arms rented fein
icarls , great Oriental pearls , a gift
rorn Harry. 1 personated evening , inwi
nd in my trailing robes of black , wi
'ith diamond stars shining on my hi
irow I know that beside the bright he
icauly of my guest I was utterly inM
clipsedj but why need I care if no M
rords of admiration were whispered
my carl The ono 1 loved , the ono I
rhoso praises were dear to me , was in
f r nway , and I cnrcd very little for
all the gay scenes I took part in.
Ilarry , us n nobleman in Iho time
of Queen Elizabeth , was perfect in his
manly bcaufy , and ns I gnzed on his
line fnco and form , nnd saw a happy
smile resting on his countoiintico , I
prnyttd that hii lifo might bo nno of
pence ; but my heart inir.garo me when
Undine cnino in in her siren _ beauty ,
and with Ins sweet , low voice , tola
Ilnrry that she should dcpand upon
Ilia ( Uncini : dfton with her ,
"For you know , Ilnrry , " said the
onolmntross , "that I do not under-
attiul waltzing , and you who nro RO
perfect in everything , must ba my
When 1 saw the light flash in ni > fc
brothor'p eyea , nnd noted thnt radiant
hnppiness thnt ohono in his counto-
IIIUICQ nt the pr\iso bestow od upon him
by Topnz , 1 know thnt my Harry's
henrt was in the keeping of this fair ,
The Gary mansion , with its got eeous
salons blazing in the light of nuj-nili.
cent chnndohers , was a scene of fniry-
like beauty , with i' ' rare paintings ,
gems of antique work , olcg.mt furni
ture nnd rnsua of blooming ( lowers ,
while the crowds of elegantly dressed
guests wldi'd another chnrm to the
E.istorn-hko gorgc-ousnossof thotcono.
"Ohl Annie , what do you think I
there is n count , n real live count
liPro ! " whidperod Topaz to mo , HD 1
was resting for a moment niter dune-
ing and nho standing near , Hushed nud
radiant , looked , as slio was , the qureii
of beauty. In nil thu largo gntheiing
of fair muidons , bho was the st.ir of the
"I am to bo introduced ; sen , there
ho ia talking with our houtess. I
think ho is very lordly looking. I
wonder if I cnn charm him , " nud the
girl laughed lightly.
At ten supper wna announced , nnd
the maskers removed their musks. I
went to ntipper with Ilarry. JIo
seemed uneasy , and frequently glnnc
ed around aa in search of some ono. I
know of what ho was thinking and of
whom ho was looking.
A musical laugh was heard , then
the rustle of silken garments , nnd
Topa ? came into the cupper-room
leaning on the arm of the mint dig-
tinguishod of the guests , Count Hec
tor La Fontaine , a dark , sallow man ,
with black , restless looking ojea -
eyes that never glanced nt yon honestly - .
ostly , but drooped bononth your gnzej-
but ho was fnultle&s in 1m dross nnd
manner , and on his breast glittered
many u jeweled order.
Ilnrry was palo and silent nil sup
per time , mid there wan nn nngry l
glitter in his eyes n ho watched To-
piz , who , blushing nnd radiantly
lovely , was bonding her coldon hond
low , and the white lids drooped over
her velvet eyes ns the French count
murmurnd many n hurried compli
ment in the cnr of the delighted girl.
Another month passed swiftly by. c
My guest was with mo still. Harry
hud proposed and boon 'accepted , and
now the dear fellow seemed perfectly
happy , and while his tetrothod was .
at times cool and calm , and oven icy
in her manner , the infatuated man did |
not. seem to notice the stranco ways or
indillorenco of the fair Topaz ; hut
when at rare intervals the yollow-
haired eiron unbent nnd was gay and
loving and bewitching as she could ho
in her bewildering beauty , then Harry
fairly worshipped her. Count La
Fontaine , since iho night of the mas
querade , had remained in Thornley at
the hotel. Topaz mot him when she
went into society with the same co
quettish manner and bewitching ways
that fllio did all her other adorers. In
vain Harry remonstrated with his fu
ture wife on her giddy conduct.
"Let mo enjoy myself in ray own
way , " was the girl's reply to his re-
pronehos ; "aoon a change vill come ,
and I shall bo wholly yours ; until
then I shall do as I plcaso , and if you
do not fancy my flirtations you know
it is not yet to late to decline the
honor of an alliance with the noble
house of Tregardon. "
So Harry submitted , for ho wan
madlyMn love , and could not boar to
lese the beautiful siren , although ho
began to see how heartless his idol
was.As the betrothed of the rich Mr.
Forbes , Topnz , of course , could not
return to her vocation of teaching
music , so she remained at Thornloy ,
enjoying all the comforts and luxuries }
iho loved so well. Ilarry loaded her
vith rich gifstsho had a small fortune
n jewels , iacos , rich dresses , otc , , and
lor beauty was something wonderful .
o look upon when she was arrayed in
no of her many elegant outfits that
low belonged to her. :
At length the wedding day arrived ,
right and beautiful as summer. The
eaves wore all the tints of the rain.
ow ' ; a bright blue sky , blue as the
yps of the bride , smiled upon the
mdal , while the air was cool nnd in- [
rigorating , and all nature Boomed in
lormony with the festive scene. '
I had often wondered why Topaz ,
rho had confessed to mo hur love of :
rcalth , had not chosen the count in-
itead of Harry , for although wo had ' "
ilonty of this world's goods yet wo ;
roro not noble , and could not boast
if baronial castles , or all the untold
iplondnrs that belonged to the
laughty race of Li Fontaine ; and on it
day that was to bring to Harry ,
ho thought , such perfect happi-
loss , the day that ho could claim To-
az as all his own , and thinking in
lis fund infatuation that when she
ras once married nho would give up
tor heartless , silly and coquettish
irays on this day , while dressed inter .
tor rich robes of ealiu , with her am-
lor hair crowned with or.ingo bios-
pins , Topaz confessed to mo mo the
inter of her future hueband , that sha
ad no love for him that all the
cart she had was given to the French I" o
omit. I was frozen with horror at
lie now late avowal , -
"Why did you not tell me this bo-
are ? " I said , ns , pnlo and cold &s a
tatuo , the falsa siren stood before mo.
"I dared not , " she replied ; "but 1
liought Ilarry would ere this have
rown tired of mo , for I have re-
ulsod him whonoyor ho showed any
Hidornosa toward me. "
"Has the count over said ho cared v
Dr you ? " I asked. /
"No , he has admired and compli- :
lontod mo , but has never honored mo
ith a proposal of marriage , although '
is every look and act has shown that
loves mo. I am miserable , Annie , n
spite of all the wealth I now enjoy ,
nd am rightly punished. " >
"It is not too late , " I cried , while [
felt sick and faint as I thought of
jy poor brother. "I will go toJo |
Harry , and ho will Hot wed an un
willing and unloving bride. "
"No , no , Annie , 1 forbid you to.
may not have the man I care for ;
will wed the ono "who love * mo.
will do my best to make him happy
so do not darken his whole Hfo by
tolling him of my folly and linhap
pincss. " So 1 , fool that I was , listen
ed and contented.
Five yoar.i papsyd. T had bocom _
a happy wife and mother , for thrco
years had tlown ninco my marriage
with the lover of my youth , Frank
Allston. He had returned from In
dta with fame and a fortune , and in ;
parents gave their willing consent to
In all llicoo five years Harry am
Topaz had rumainud abroad , and tlio
fair American , as my eiattjr-m-law vrls
called , was the star nt every
festival , the brauty nt cour
and the idol of all the gay nobles inti
whoso society she was thrown.
Her promise to mo on her wedding
day she soon forgot , nnd Ilarry was
tnado miserable by her taunting hin
with her aversion and hate of him
and ns each day passed she bocami
moro and more reukloss. At longtl
at ono of the receptions of the Frencl
emperor nnd the Empress Eugenio
for Harry and Topaz were now in tin
gay Parisian capital , tlio falso-hcnrtec
siren met Count La Fontaine , am
now that she WOT the rich American's
wife , courted and admired , the aristo
c ratio villain thought her tnoro worthy
of his notice than when only nn hum
ble music teachnr , nnd although Topa ;
found out to her astonishment thai
thuro was a Countess Li Fontaine
she again became infatuated with the
daik eyed count and ono night , after
n private party , she was missing ,
nsnliotho nobleman. Ilarry employed
ployod 'totretivpo , and finally the fug
itives were traced to Switzerland ; a
duel was the lesult of the meeting be
tween the injured husband and the
suduciir. Harry , our noble , hand-
sumo Harry , WHS shot , dying nlmosl
instantly , while In Fontaine lingered
a tow years in misery , from a wound
ill the side , and finally died nn ngo *
nizing death. Topaa became an ad
venturess , living us best slio could.
Her ultimate fate I never learned it
xvas 11 dark ono. It was many years
before the tragedy fled from our
homo. Boston Sunday Budget.
In ono of th * exercises In some of the
linMton high HchonU tht ) pupils correct the
English of thu uuwspapcrx.
The Commerciil club of Chicago pro-
> OAtM to oitnbliuh a manual training school
in thnt city at a cent ot 8100,000.
The colored people of Richmond , Va. ,
are Idildly dcmnmlini ; that tcachora of
tlirir own race wlioiild bo placed in the
Dr. Mayo s ys tint no mmthorn city
has ( loun to much of itself for Itn school
children with so liltlu aid ( rout abroad ns
At a teachers' meeting recently held in
Hartford it w.ia suggeited aa a uood plan
for Half-cultivation thnt teachers nhonld
.lovoto an entire year to ono study at a
time taking np sculpture one year and
Ihe j nexc engraving , or chomlutry or his
A pamphlet lion been cent out by tbt
medical department of the Detroit univer-
tit } ' , netting forth itn facilities far grad
uating its "rttude'utfl , " to whom It promises
diplomas of grout beauty and utility. The
Detroit newspapcr-i a.iy that the president ,
nnmed Thomiw , is an old chum of Dr.
Buchanan , the I'hilidulphia bogus di.iloma
convict , nud tlr.it the concern 1 n fraud.
Hearing recitatioug , Uoloncl Parker
Riys , is not teaching , by any mrnnu ,
Teaching in the brinyinu' of new Ideas into
the miud through oujectn , clasxlfying
Mo is , comparing them , nnd combining
them into new creatures of the imagina
tion , All that n teacher can do is to lead
the child's mind to act , to acquire knowl
edge. Unto learning is Hlmply indicating
stupidity , both in pupil mid teacher. It
will be n iiappy day fur the public schools
when ull tenchoiH ura uinde to understand
tlieue plain trntln.
It in complained in England that the
univcrtitie ) themselves have long niuco
abdicated tlifir teaching functions. Moit
of the real tu.ichiiu' , it la said , ia provided
by the unauthorized uml outside Hvitcm
nt private tutors , who exist independently
uf the coHcgen , and havn , in a gruat de
gree , uuperxuded them. In too many canes
the candidate for nn ordinary degree , if ho
vvixh to p.H' , id compelled to mnko use of
private tutor. His college doe * , Indeed ,
provide him with n certain number of lee-
Lurex , but the number is usually quitein -
ulc'uite | , i.nd even if it were giuater In
isreral inatanue < ) the teaching provided Is
not nuirly KO well calculated for the needs
f the piiiiil no is the better-arranged
Coaching of the private tutor.
In the grammar clauses of the New
IfaiupHUiru fdiooU n ny tem has been
idoptod by which n teacher devotes her
.lino out of xchool nnd her instruction
luring school houra to u particular study ,
mssiuf ; thus into three or moro rooms each
lay , nud bringing the members of as many
la iex under her immediate caro. State
UupcrinU'ivlent Kent Hay a in regard to this
ug together , and huvo bhowu in what par
ticular dirrction their tauten lie , ench may
o nuked to adopt a curtain branch of in-
ttructiim , nnd vacancies can bo tilled by
irumotioii , ns experience polnta o partlc-
liar fitntBa , lint when thoio feiiblcctH are
ii'rtk'ned , and the work begins , tlio faith-
'ul teacher , no longer expected to nc.iUor
ler cnergleu over a wi Io ranga of Htudlcx ,
ollect us many treatises nx poHslblo , and
imkes the learning nnd science of many
idiuU contribute to hur stock in trade. It
an nleo bo arranged that slio remain with
lie classes ho teaches during tholr study
lour , thiiH giving them Iho benefit other
Enowleilgo while they are preparing tholr
H , nnd carrying out the modern view
the toachor'H duty , which is Komcthlng
ar dllferent from Bearing
Another couple of woaka nnd the time
vlll have litriveil for militate to hrgin to
uok palo and intcrcBtli-g. - Gattinif iflady
i.r vncatloiiH , yuu kuutv.
A chicken fight fur $50 per bird WOH
lunday'a dlvorglon at Ht. houin. nnd Chi.
UKO will [ irobitbly lead Kiuiil.w i > ortB
rith u rat pit torqiiaratho recnrd ,
The oler/jyinen / at Lampasas aupply the
irleonera in jail with manuscript uernums
read ( luring their leUura lioum. The
rav of tlio trnnagreJUor In hard , very hard.
-Texan [ BlftiiigH.
Iowa has ordered u church bell with nn
ascription ot ninety wonla. It in to go
nto n tower nlxty fe t hlfh , end they
von't clmrgo anything ; to cllnib up and
cad the ItiBcrlption.
A Utlc.i clerf'yni n had occasion to ro-
cr In a xuruion to the L'rophot Jorma , and
he report aaya that lie delicately tipoko of
ilm an havliiR "paasod three daya and
hree nights in the whale'i alieui so Ie-
Two charges of Immorality against oler-
ymen ivcro before the Chllllcotho ( Mo. )
ilethoJlft Conference , n few d.i > H ago ,
L'hat iuvolvluB the ] ( ov. Trinco Wilght
van sustained , and ho was expel'ed. In
pita of a whipping at the ImiuU of a mob ,
1870 , he had not reformed. J3ut the
ase of the Rev , J. W , Green hod n hap.
Ier conclusion. He wus honorably AC *
tiltted , nnd the vtrdlct of thi irvcstlgat-
nc cowtultteo wan recelrcd with hearty
iheen , the presiding 131 shop joining In the
DIRECTORY OF LEADING WESTERN HOTEL ? ;
HOTELS , PROPRIETORS
ARLINQTON. J. Q. MclNTIRE , Lincoln , Net.
8ARATOQA HOTEL , J , 8. 8TELLINIU8 , Mllford , Neb.
MARSH HOUSE , BROWNSVILLE , Neb. )
COMMERCIAL HOTEL JOHN HANNAN , 8trom burj ; Nd
HALL HOUSE , A. W. HALL , Loulivllla
CITY HOTEL , CHENEY & CLARK , Dlalr , Neb.
COMMERCIAL HOTE. , J. O. MEAD , Nollgh , Neb.
GRAND CENTRAL Nebraska City , Mab
MISSOURI PACIFIC HOTEL , P. L. THORP , Wneptng Watcr.Ha
COMMERCIAL HOUSE A. 0. CAARPER , Hardy , Neb.
GREENWOOD HOUSE , O. W. MAYFICLD , Greenwood , Nab )
COMMERCIAL HOUSE , E. STOREY. Clarlndn , Iowa
ENO'S HOTEL , E. L. ENO , Eremont , Neb.
EXCHANGE HOTEL , O. D. HACKNEY , Alhland , Neb
METROPOLITAN HOTEL , FRANK LOVELL , Alklnton , Neb.
MORGAN HOUSE , E. L. GRUDD , Qulde Recd , Neb.
GUMMIT HOUSE , GWAN & DECKER , Cretton , I * .
JUDKIN8 HOUSE , JUDKINS & DRO , , Rod Oak , I * .
HOUSTON HOUSE , GEO.OALPH , Extra , la.
REYNOLDS HOUSE , O. M. REYNOLD8 , Atlantic , la ,
WALKER HOUSE , D. H. WALKER , Audubon , la.
COMMERCIAL HOTEL , 8. DURGE88 , Noola , In.
CITY HOTEL , Dl D. WILLIAMS , Harlan , la ,
PARK HOUSE , MRS. M. E. OUMMINQ3 , Corning , la.
NEDRASKA HOTEL , J.IL. AVERY , Gtnnton ,
MERCHANTS HOTEL , J , W. DOULWARE , DutllnRton Junction , M
COMMERCIAL HOTEL , Dlanchard , In.
PARKS HOTEL , F. M. PARK , Shenandoah , la ,
COMMEROAL HOTEL. HENRY WILLS , Dayld City , Neb.
DAGNELL HOUSE , OHAS. DAGNELL , College Springs , la.
COMMERCIAL HOUSE , WM. LUTTON , Vllll.cn , la.
JUDKINS HOUSE , FRANK WILKINSON , Malvern , la.
DALL HOUSE , H. H , PERRY , IdaJQrove , la
COMMERCIAL HOUSE , DF. STEARNS , OdebolL la
QRAND PACIFIC , J. NORTON , , Columbus , Neb.
WOODS HOUSE , JOrto EOKERT , Otceola , Neb.
DOUGLAS HOUSE , J. 8. DUNHAM , Olarks , Neb.
EXCHANGE HOTEL , O. D. HACKNEY , Athlandi Neb.
Mining and Milling Company.
Working Capital - - $300,000 ,
Capital tT.ock , -1 81,000,000-
i'ar Value of Shared , - t- 28,000.
STOCK FULLY PAID UP AND NON-ASSESSABLE
Mines Located in BRAMHL MININGDISTRICT. .
DK. J. I. TUOMAS , President , Cummins , Wyoming.
WM. E. TILTON , Vlco-Frcsldont , Cummin * . Wyoming \
E. N. HAIIWOOD , Secretary , Cummins , Wyoming.
A. 0. LUNN , Treasurer , Cummins , Wyoming.
) r. J. I. Thomas. Louis Miller W. S. Bramcl. A. 0. Dunn.
E. N , Harvrood. Francis Leavens. Ooo. H. Faloa. Lewis Zolman.
Dr. J. 0. Watklns.
noWmcBra OEO. W. KENDALL , Authorliod Agent for Sale of Stock : B < " ' " > " < . Neb ,
STEELE , JOHKSOM & CO. ,
AND JOBBERS IN
Flour , Salt , Sugars , . Canned Goods , and
All Grocers' Supplies. . i
A Full Line of the Best Brands of
GIGiRS lAMAOTOED TOBACCO.
IgontB for BBNWOOD NAILS AND LAFLIN & RAND POWDER CO
'S SAFE AND LOOK GO.
Fire and Burglar Proo
Xa O O
1020 FarnhamJfStreet ,
W.1J. JIILLARD , 1' . B. JOHNSON.
MILLARD & JOHNSON ,
Storage , Commission and Wholesale I1' '
1111 FARNHAM STEEET.
CONSIGNMENTS COUNTRY PRODUCE SOLICITED.
igonts for Peek & Haulers Lard , and Wilbor Mills Flour. .
OMAHA , - - , - . NEB.
REFERENCES : " (
OMAUA NATIONAL BANK ,
STEELE. JOHNSON it CO. ,
TOOTLE MAUL & CO.
LUMBER , COAL & LIME/
On River Bank , Bet , Famham and Douglas Sts. ,
I. OBERFELDER & CO. ,
WHOLESALE IILLIMY MD IOTMS.
1308 and 1310 DOUGLAS STEEET.
Spring Goods Roooiying Daily and Stook very nearlypompletft-
CIOE.XCIX'X'JEIX * .
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