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VOL. IX.-NO. 19
COLUMBUS, ITEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1878.
fM H c". H feh H M. J L. B
Columlmi Pool Otncc.
Opn on Sundays troin H a. m. to 12 M.
and from -1:30 to C p. M. Business
hours except Sunday C a. m. to 6 r. M.
Kat-torn mail9 close at 11 a. m.
"Western malls clohc at 4:00 r.M.
SI nil leaves Columbus, for Madison and
Norfolk, on Mondays, "Wednesdays
and Friday?, 7 a.m.
For Monroe," Genoa, "Watcrvillc and Al
Men, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
day, C A. M."
For 'Summit, Ulysses and Crete, Mon
days and Thurday, 7 a. m.
For ilellcvillc. Osceola mm York, Tues
days, Thursdavs and Saturdays, a.m.
For rcpperville, Savannah and Ashland,
Tuesdave and Frldavs, at 7 o'clock A.
For "Wclf. Farral and Battle Creek,
WednocdavH, 8 A. M.
For Shell Crook, Ncbo, Creston and
Stanton, on Mondays ut 7 A. M.
Fr David City, Wednesdays und Sat
urday;. 1 I. it
U. I. Time Xublo.
Freight, No. , leaves at . . . 8:(H) a. in.
l'RjMsng'r, " 4, " " .. .11:2.-. a. m.
Kmlrrant, " , " " . . .12:UT p.m.
Freight, No. ."., leaves at . . . 1:30 p.m.
PaongV, " a, " " . . . 4:2 p.m.
Hroijcht, " :, " "... 5::W) p. m.
Umlicrant, " 7, " " .. -12:40 a. in.
Kvorv day except Saturday the three
line-. leading to Chicago cinmeet with
U. 1. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day, a
hhvwu by the following reliedule:
( X. V. 1 7th and 2-th.
.pt ... V., H..t). 14th
u 11. .V Q. j th and 20th.
Oct . . . V., H. I. .V V. 12th
c..v. N. W. ) lth
(t ., K. 1. t l'.l -u aim .Hi.
J .WW. V Sith and 0th.
c- it. & o. 1 mth
It'., It. .V O. i 7th and 2Sth.
j)oc ... Jr., ill .v v. nth
r.& N. W. J 21st
nnt You Hcl,
For If you do you will loe money by
purchasing an expensle Wind 31 ill,
when veu can buy one of J. O. Shannon
for about one-haff the money that any
other costs. Call on J. O. Shannon, on
11th treet, opposite Mahlon Clothcr's
More, Columbux, Nub. 411-1.1
F. V. SArYKOlCV,
HA VINO KMl'LOYI'l) Mr. A. A.
1'ikck, of 111., a lir.t-elass black
smith, is now prepared to do all kinds
of waiton and blaekMiiith work. Will
make new buggies, agons, i-te., or mend
4d ones, hihI repair all kinds of m:i
efciiiMry. t Uftom work a specialty
Owed work, promptly to promi-e, and
cheap. Call at the Vign of the horse
.hM', Olive street, opposite Charles
Mon-e's stable. 42!-3m
BI OF UOOD CI1EKK. Let not the
low iirioes of vour products dls-
owHrage yon, but ralher limit your ex-Ik-hm'a
to your resource. You can do
m by stopping at the new home of your
lollo'w farmer, whore you ran liud good
accommodations ehap. For hay for
tiwm for one night and day, 2."ct. A
roHm furnished with a eook stove and
bHiik-. in connection with the stable
free. Thoc tubing can be accommo
dated at the houe of the undersigned
at the following rates: MeaU 2i cents;
beds 1 cent-. .1. 15. SEN KCAL,
mile east of (icrrard's Corral.
(One mile wc.-t of Columbus.)
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
.Alwxiys on Hand In
QUANTITIES lo suit L'UKl-llASKKS
THOMAS FLYNN & SON, l'ropr's.
Farni for Sale.
ONK Hl'NDKKl) AND SIXTY
acres ef excellent farm land In Sut
ler County, near Tatroti 1. )., about
'tHi-di-taut from three Count eat
llttvid City, Columbia and Schuyler;
t acres under cnItintion; 5 acres ot
;, ". maple, cottonwood, ,ve: good
frail. e hou-e, granary, staMc, shed. Ac.
Oood stock range, convenient to water.
The place ir for sale or exchange for
property ihouc und a few acres) near
ClHmhu. lniiirc at the Jocknal
olVme, or addrcs the inidcrsigued at
l'ntron P.O. 4(
Formerly l'acitic House.
This popular houso has beon newly
ltcflttetl and Fiimished.
!". Hoard per week, . .
Heard and Lodging, . . .
5 and $0.
Oood Livury and Feed Stable In con
nection. 'xl TISFA CTIOX G UAUAXTEED.
Genoa, Pawneo Resorvntlon, Neb.
Term begin September 1"7S. Three
I. Common School.
2. Normal School,
Thereueh Instruction given in all
branohes by able and experienced teach
ers. Opportunities afforded teachers to
Require 3ericnce in the school room.
Lareo building and first-class accommo
dation. For prospectus, &c, apply to
C. 1). ItAKESTIUAV. A. M.,
482-. Genoa, Nebraska.
$r?rr?i not easily earned in the-e
times, but it can be made
I (in three months by any one
of either sex. in any part of
the country who is willing to work
steadily at the employment that wc
furnish. ?C0 per week in your own
tAwa. You need not be away from
home over night. You can give your
whole time to the work, or only your
spare moments. We have agents who
are making over $20 per da-. All who
eHgsfce at once can make money fast. At
the present time money cannot be made
so easily and ranidlv at any other busi
ness. It costs nothing to try the busi
ness. TermsandSoOutntfrce. Address
at onec. H. Halltt & Co., Portland,
$1 1 a week in vour own town.
r Outfit free". No risk. Reader,
J J if you want a business at
wkich persons of cither sex
can make great pay a nthc time they
wrk, write for particulars to II. Ual-
LETT K CO Portland, Maiuu.
Ar.vi.v Sauxdehs, U. S. Senator, Omaha.
A. S. Papuock, U. S. Senator, Beatrice.
FitANK Wklcu, Itcprcscntativc.Norfolk.
ir.A OAunER, Governor, Lincoln.
Kruno Tzschuck, Secretary of State.
I. U. Weston, Auditor, Lincoln.
J. C. McKride, Treasurer, Lincoln.
Geo. II. Roberts, Attorney-General.
S. 11. Thompson, Supt. Public Instruc
II. C. Dawson, Warden of Penitentiary.
y)rAh,,,1oy, r Trison Inspectors.
C. II. Gould, J
Dr. J. O. Davis, Prison Physician.
II. P. Mathewson, Supt. Insane Asylum.
Daniel Gantt. Chier Justice,
George II. Lake,! AseOCillto Judges.
S. Maxwell, 1
rouiiTii jumciAL pistuict.
(J. W. I'ost, Judge, York.
M. IJ. Reese, District Attorney, AVahoo.
K. V. Arnold. Register, Grand Island.
Win. Ativan, Receiver, Grand Island.
J. G. lllrglns, County .fudge.
John Stauffer. County Clerk.
V. Kummor, Treasurer.
Keiij. Spiolman, Sheriff.
R. L. Rossslter, Surveyor.
It. II. Henry, 1
Wm. Rloedorn.V CountyConuiiisfeIoncrn.
John Walker, )
Dr. A. Heintz. Coroner.
S. L. Karrett, Supt. of Schools.
?.' S Sm?h '.'r'f JucticesofthcPcace.
Charles Wake, Constable.
C. A. Speice, Mayor.
John Sehram, Clerk.
John J. Richly, Marshal.
J. W. Earlv, Treiurer.
S. S. McAllister, Police Judge.
J. U. Routson, Engineer.
1st llrd J. E. North,
2? Ward E. C Kavanaugh.
C. E. Morse.
3d Ward-lZ. J. Raker,
E. A. Gcrrard.
HJ. HUDSON has opened an Ice
. Cream parlor on i: h street op
posite the pot-ollice. where he will
keep a stock of choice Cigar and Can
dies, Fruits and Ovsters, in their season,
lee will be supplied in quantities for
parties and pic-imv. 42t-x.
D0LAND & SMITH,
WTiolcsalo and Retail,
TERRA SKA AVE., opposite City
Hall. Columbus. Nebr. JSTLow
prices and line goods. Prescriptions
and family recipes a specialty. 417
J. A.. BAXER,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
Nebraska A i-c, opp. Clolhcr House.
nrCafli Paid for Furs. SS
Oberne, McDancld & Co.,
HIDES, TALLOW, WOOL, PELTS
OMAHA, - - - NEB.
TTTE take pleasure In calling the at
YV tention of the readers ot the
Jouknai. to this firm for sure pay and
quick returns. Those who are thinking
or shipping their wool, would do well to
correspond with them, as you may ship
further aim uo no hciicr. out a grcai
deal worse. En. Jockxal.1 410-x
SlacbEitl and Wagon Mn
All kinds of repairing done at short
notice. AVagons, Kuggios, &c, &c,
made to order. All work warranted.
Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tatter
sal, Columbus, Nebraska. 352
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. I). SHEEI1AX, Proprietor.
Wholcsald and Retail Dealer in
Foreign Wines, Liquors
SCOTCH AND ENGLISH ALES.
iSTKeiitucky Vhiskies a Specialty.
In thoir season,
BY THE CASE, CAN OR DISH,
11th Street, South of Depot.
Grain, Produce, Etc.
NEW STORE, NEW GOODS.
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anyichcrc in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sts.
North of Foundry. S'JT
Ir. E. I. SIGGI.VS,
COLUMBUS, - NEItUASKA.
HAS PERMANENTLY LOCATED
his medical otlicc In the rooms
In the east end of bank building, cor.
Nebraska A v. and 12th sts., offering his
kerviees in all departments of medicine
and surgery, acute and chronic dis
eases. Will visit any part of the city
or country in answer to all calls, day or
night. Medicines furnished without
extra charge. 37U-ly
ttexiky a. caoew,
Attorney nnd Connselor at Law,
Formerly a member of the English
bar: will give prompt attention to all
business entrusted to him in this and
adjoining counties. Collections made.
OJiice one door cast of Schtlz' shoe store,
corner ot olive aud 12th Streets. Spricht
Deuteh. Parle Francais. 418-tf
& HARNESS ANS SADDLES !
J. C. PARKER, Proprlotor.
FIItST door north of Hammond IIouso
and feed stable, just opposite the
post-oflico. Good work and the best
material at low prices, is the motto.
SatUfaction given or no sale. Repairing
done promptly. tSTFino harness and
carriage trimming, a specialty. Call
and examine for yourselves. 408
IP. W. OTT,
All kinds of
Hooks, Stationery, Candy and Cigars.
ONE HOOK NOKTII OF TOST -OFFICE.
UNDERTAKER, KEEPS ON HAND
ready-made and Metallic Collins,
Walnut Picture Framos. Mends Cane
Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wul
TtiiiE.:2 Atb. ojpcilto Ce:rt Bru, Cctatei, Hk
u. s. i:xa.iii."iac5 ni;kgi:o."v,
FFICE HOURS, 10 to 12 a. in., 2 to
I .i .it nml T tn fl T, til i lOti'f Otl
V 1 . 111., UIIU w ' I'. ii. v, vi
Nebraska Avenue, three doors norih of
E. J. Raker's grain ofliec. Residence,
corner Wyoming and Walnut streets,
1. K.1 1...., X-l.. .'I'Hf
north Columbus, Ncbr
Blctrlc,kh'' Jtleut Market.
Washington Atp., nearly opposite Court Houkc
OWING TO THE" GRASSHOPPER
times, meat will be sold at this
market low, low down for CAbii.
Rett steak, per lb., 10c.
Rib roast, " 8c.
Two cents a pound more than the above
prices will be charged on ittnc and that
to good responsible parties only. 207.
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER & KNOBEL, Prop'r.
KEEP ON HAND all kinds of fresh
meats, and smoked pork and beef;
alfo fresh fish. Make sausage a spec
ialty. EST Remember tho place, Elev
enth St., one door west of D. Ryan's
JOHN HI31JER, the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday excepting the
at C o'clock, sharp, p.issing through
Monroe. Genoa, Watcrvillc, and to Al
bion The hack will call at either of
the Hotels for passenger if orders are
leR at the post-ofllcc. Rates reason
able, $2 to Albion. 222.1y
RYAN & DEG-AN,
TWO doors cast of D. Ryan's notel
on 11th strcot,keep a largo stock of
Wines, Liquors, Cigars,
And everything usually kept at a flrst
THIRTEENTH STREET, two doors
cast of Tiffany & Routson's leed
stable. Convenient to all business
houses of the city. Good accommoda
tions, at fair, living prices.
410-tf Wm. SPEICE, Frop'r.
XLSOX MILLKTT. BYRON MrLIXTT,
Justice of the Peace and
N. MIM-iETT Ac SOX,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. B. They will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to them. 218.
-W. A.. CLAEK,
Mill-Writ fliU Eipesr
WILL repair watches and clocks In
the best manner, and cheaper than
it can be doue in any other town. Work
left with Saml. Gass, Columbus, on 11th
street, one door cast of I. Gluek's store,
or with Mr. Weisenfluh at Jackon, will
be promptly attended to. 415.
MRS. C. GRIMES
Is prepared to do all classes of Laundry
work, neatly aud quickly, and asks a
share of rub'lic patronage. Orders may
bo left, for the present, at the residence
of L. F Ellis. Terms reasonable. 40.VX
CARPENTER, JOINER AND CON
TRACTOR. All work promptly
attended to and satisfaction guaranteed.
Refers to the many for whom he has
done work, as to prices and quality.
Dr. J. s. McAllister,
SURGEON AND MEDICINAL DEN
tist. OlHce on 12th St., three doors
eas-t of Sehilz's boot and shoe store,
Columbus, Neb. Photograph Rooms in
connection with Dental Office. 215.y
SMILE WHENEVER YOU CAN.
When things don't go to suit you,
And the world seems upside down,
Don't waste your time in fretting
Rut drive away that frown;
Slnco life is oft perplexing,
'Tis much the wisest plan,
To bear all trials bravely.
And smile whenever you can.
Why should you dread to-morrow,
And thus despoil to-day?
For when you borrow trouble,
You must expect to pay;
It is a good old maxim,
Which should be often preached
Don't cross the bridge before you
Until the bridge is reached.
You might bo spared much sighing
If you would bear in mind
The thought that good and evil
Arc always here combined;
And though you roll in wealth,
You miss from out your casket,
That precious jewel health.
And though you'ro strong and sturdy
You may have an empty purse
And earth has many trials
Which I consider worse;
Hut whether joy or sorrow
Fill up your mortal span,
'Twill make your pathway brighter
To smilo whenever you can.
BY MBS. JAMES.
"No rest for the wicked, Ned!"
said Charley "Warner to his friend
and follow adviser. "Th'c hotel is
full, the boarding-houses arc packed,
why, they stow away thirteen in a
bed down at Bums', that rickety
looking frame hou6C you sec yon
der." "Thirteen! why, that's too thick
to thrive. 1 say, Charley, don't you
draw on your imagination for at
least ten of those sleepers ?"
"Not a bit of it ; they aro all bona
fide flesh and blood, young men
seeking their fortunes in the great
"West, and bent on making Kansas a
free state, I suppose ; but mind ye,
I don't sny bedstead, that happens to
be the floor."
"Well, I for one,
am not fond of
wo got a
tent stowed away
wo intend to go
"To be suro we havo; a bright
idea. Let U3 stretch it on the wide
prairie and set up houso-kecping for
"Agreed ! Can you cook ?"
"Of course I can ; why there's
nothing easier to learn than the cul
inary art. "We'll fish and we'll hunt,
nnd our table shall bo supplied with
tho most choice articles of food with
which tho country abounds."
And thus tho Bachelor's Hall was
founded in the days when ladies
wcro "few and far between," mere
oases in the great desert of mas
culinity. As for mankind, they were to be
found of every type aud of every
class young, middle-aged, old, sin
gle, married, widowercd, and di
vorced; plain, good-looking, hand
some, and homely; speculators,
oflicc-scekcrs, fanatics, hard work
ers and fun lovers, to which latter
class, our friend Ned and Charley
belonged a class exceedingly agree
able to the ladies. They varied the
monotony of life by picnics, horse
back rides, bufl'alo hunts, in which
we were allowed to participate dur
ing summer, and sleigh rides, danc
ing parties, etc., in winter, very
much after the manner of "the civ
The population of Bachelor's Hall,
notwithstanding Ned's dislike to
"close quarters," soon increased to
seven. "The poor fellows begged
so hard for a habitation and a home,
that wc wero obliged to giyc them
sholtcr from the cruel blast," said
tho proprietors; But alas I one
night, the cruel blast came down in
all its fury upon the devoted tent,
and scattered the seven bachelors,
with all their different varieties of
luggage and household furniture in
seven different directions. Undis
mayed, however, they picked them
selves up, and finding they were
only frightened and not a bit hurt,
resolved to erect on the ever mem
orable spot a more enduring tene
ment, which they did ; and of its
dedication wc have somewhat to say.
Now as I have before stated that
j'oung ladies wero scarce, it will not
be wondered at when I also state
the seven bachelors were all desper
ately in love with one and the same,
Minnie Ray, by name, and a frolic
some, mirth-loving, beautiful black
eyed sprite by nature, who was so
good at keeping a secret, that if she
preferred one abovo another, not
evcii the closest observer could per
ceive a difference in the treatment
There wcro, first, Ned Hald and
Charloy "Warner, both first rate fel
lows, young lawyers, with tho law
loving world before them to make
their fortunes in; Courcy Gordon,
a dark-haired, haughty southerner,
tho very opposite of lean, lank,
light-haired Abel North, a Yankee,
with a great many isms in hia head,
among which was a firm belief in
theforcordination of true marriages.
He rested contentedly in the thought
that Minnie was his affinity, and
could not fail to perceive it if he
gavo her sufficient opportunity to
study his character. So he visited
her frequently, and always came
away in a self-satisfied mood. Then
there wa3 Stephen Marks, and ho
was very confident also, resting his
claims on a golden foundation ; be
side, he had a splendid buggy, some
thing unusual in those days, most of
the riding being done on horse-back,
or in large wagons, the latter being
frequently drawn by horned steeds
otherwiso known as oscn. And
'Stephen would ask Miss Minnie to
ride, and she would smilingly con
sent, unless prevented by some pre
vious engagement. He felt so sure
of her that he looked with supreme
contempt on tho pretensions of the
others, scarcely designing to consid
er them as rivals. There was James
Lee, also of the legal profession, and
a representative of the old Bay stato ;
with him I was not then much ac
quainted, as it was only Minnie
Kay who could charm him away
from his books. I wondered that
ho fancied her; I suppose on the
scoro of loving his opposite, for op
posite she was in looks, habits,
tastes, aud disposition. He was fair ;
sho a dark, rosy checked brunette.
He was studious, loud of quiet and
home. She gay, roving, nnd fond
of sports of all kinds, full of mischief
disliking study; while ho loved
books as his dearest friends, was
undemonstrative in affection, gov
erned always by principle, anibi
tious, persevering, and decided.
Shc, impulsive, enthusiastic, good
natured, and yet with a will of her
own capable of asserting its rights
if once aroused. Lastly, and hardly
worth mentioning, was Thomas Jen
kins, a conceited little puppy, with
neither character, good looks, nor
wealth to recommend him. And
these were ail on Minnie's list of
lovers when the tent capsized. And
they failed not in gallantry, even
during the erection of the new build
ing, the progress of which was
eagerly watched by the ladies, who
determined to dedicate it. At length
it was finished, and the proprietors
snugly ensconced, scaled around a
a huge fire, for by this time the
north wind began lo blow chill,
when rap, rap, sounded on tho door.
"Come in," sang out a voice, and
in wc went, about twenty ladies
with the same number of gentlemen
in the rear, armed and equipped
with large baskets.
What a welcome wo had after the
first shock of surprise was over, and
what agreeable hosts they proved
themselves to be. As soon as the
Indies' hoods, nubias, shawls aud
furs were disposed of, they proceed
ed to take down the bedsteads which
left us a nice place to dance, for the
room was a large one with a smooth
uncarpctcd floor. Tho violinists
then took their places, and light feet
kept tirao to merry music for a
while; then the contents of the bas
ket were investigated and proved to
be materials for au elegant supper,
that is, cousidcring tho time aud
There were wild turkey, duck,
chicken, and quail; boiled ham, bis
cuit, rivaling snow in whiteness and
lightness, tarts filled with jelly
(made from the wild grape and
plum), fruit cake, spongo cake, iced
cako, and several other varieties, and
in great abundance, fragrant coffee,
prepared by Charley, who proved
himself an adept. Spiced oysters,
pickles of various kinds, also con
tributed to set off the table.
Miss Minnie ltay presided, and
with inimitable grace performed her
part, notwithstanding seven pairs of
eyes followed her ever' moment.
Stephen Blako took care to heather
side when supper was announced
that he might have the privilege of
escorting her to the table, Courcy
Gordon looking very sharp daggers,
and then began to flirt with a mar
ried beauty, Mrs. Roberts, by name.
Ned, Charloy and Jenkins put on
white aprons, or excellent imita
tions of the 6amc, and played tho
part of waiters, while Jumes Leo
contented himself with escorting
your humble servant.
"You do not dance," I observed.
"I hope yon aro not of those who
consider such amusements wrong?"
"Far from it," was the reply ; "I
think dancing one of the most inno
cent and healthful recreations."
""Why, then, do you not join ns?"
"Simply because I have never
learned, and my clumsy feet would
make rather an awkward appcaranco
on the floor. I should warn the
ladies to take caro of their dresses.
My life," said he, in a moro serious
tone, "has been too full of work;
every moment has brought its duties
to perform, every day its difficulty
to overcome. I could not turn aside
from the Tugged path before mo to
dally in the e-mshiue of pleasure,
lest I lose sight of the grand object
of life "
"Which is the pursuit of honor
and fume?" said I, inquiringly.
"Not exactly, if I understand my
self aright; it is to bo worthy of,
both. Let me reach my own stnnd-j
ard of moral and intellectual culture)
and I shall bo content to livo un
noticed and unknown."
"But wo aro commanded tolctourl
light shine as well ns to improve
"Certainly ; I do not mean to bury
myself liko a hermit, only that I en
deavor to cultivate such a framo of
mind, that I can be content to labor
for my own good, and tho good of
tho world, unchccrcd by its ap
plause." "You will bo sure to rcccivo it,"
"Well, I shall be only too happy."
Supper being over, others joined
us, and the conversation becoming
general, he did not finish tho sen
tence ; and tho party soon afterward
came to an end, as all parties will,
and I have been told by a "very re
liablo gentleman," that no sooner
had wc all departed, than Mr. Chas.
Halo mounted a stick of wood nnd
addressed the assembled family as
"Gentlemen, tho timo for action
has arrived ; suspense is no longer
bearable. No more can wc go forth
to daily toil with smiling faces, to
meet again at eve arouud this fire
side in friendly converse, with
brotherly love, while rivalry rank
les in the heart. I have noticed this
evening brows and glances fierce as
lightning. Wc can proceed in peace
no longer. Bachelor's Hall will be
laid in ashes by the fires of jealousy ;
wc slumber on a magazinb ready at
nny moment to explode. I cannot
seek my council until some method
is devised to avert this danger."
"Well, what shall bo done!" said
Jenkins, bringing Charley down
from his bombastics rather suddenly.
"What I have to propose is this :
wc will allow ono week for propo
sals to be made to tho young lady
in question ; each bachelor seeking
his own opportunity, aud reporting
his success or failure one week from
to-night. Arc wo all agreed?"
Six ayes rcsponcd, and the self
constituted president declared the
assembly adjourned for ono week.
Each bachelor kept his own coun
sel, though the hall was hardly as
jolly as usual, yet tho timo passed
by without any serious disturbance.
"The meeting will please come to
order," said the president; and, to
set nn cxnmplo of promptness and
honesty, I will just stato that your
worthy presiding officer has been
rejected. Said she was sorry for
me, but she was engaged. I couldn't
get my courage up till last night.
Who'B the lucky fellow? Was it
"Not I, indeed. I wrote ont a
most beautiful speech, which I for
got at the important moment of
"And consequently failed to reach
her heart," said Ned. "So did I,
though I asked her in plain English
to share my humble fortunes. I
presume she thought there was but
"She don't care for that," said
"I offered her fifty thousand dol
lars, and she said no. I wouldn't
havo thought it possible that any
young lady could be so foolish ; she
is certainly out of her wits."
"She doesu't see things in a clear,
spiritual light," quoth Abel ; "how
ever she'll be mine in eternity."
"Very poor consolation for an
earth worm perhaps sho did not
want any of us ; it i3 well we saved
bloodshed and broken bones, and
went at tho matter in peaceable cen
tury style," remarked tho president.
"Come, Lee, your report."
"Well, I asked her to marry me,
and she said" here ho paused long
enough to excite half a dozen envi
ous whats "she said yes."
"Egad!" "Thunder!" "You donJt
say so !'' "I want to know !" were
some of tho exclamations heard
from all oxcept Gordon, who sat in
haughty silence for a time, and-then
"I beliovo you arc the only one I
"And I !" "Aud 1 1" said Beveral
others. "Wo all acknowledge your
"Thank yon for the compliment,"
said Lee, "it is entirely undeserved."
Exclamations of wonder and sur
prise were numerous when Minnie's
choice was made known. I only
wondered if she was worthy of him.
Time has proved her really his
"affinity," aud a noble woman. They
have prospered in this world'6
goods, and James Lee no longer
treads the rugged paths of adversity
not seeking fame. Fame came to
him, and found him worthy of her
Minnie never regretted her choice.
Said she :
"He always elevated me to a purer
J better atmosphere.
In his society.
kl felt a desire to becomo holier and
wiser. Tho performance of duty,
however distasteful, bccnnio a pleas
ure, becauso it contributed to the
perfection of character. Ho was and
is to me the embodiment of true
manhood. I loye, honor und rospect
him so much, that obedicuco seems
System In IlouNC-lCi-cpIns.
Systom accomplishes as mutch in
house-keeping ns in anything clso.
It is a great help to havo a plan for
each day thought out the ovening
before or early in the morning. By
this I don't moan a cast iron, inflex
ible frame, in which you and your
family aro uncomfortable, but a ju
dicious, practicable idea of what
you wish to do that particular day
a plan flexible enough to allow
for unforeseen emergencies, yot firm
enough to keep you steadfast to
your purpose. I onco heard a lady
describe her dress-maker as such a
wasteful cutter, "becauso she cut
right into the whole cloth for every
thing, without tho least attempt to
sco if she could do anything with
the pieces." A groat many women
use their time in just tho samo way.
They fill up whole mornings with
little, unimportant things that might
as well bo crowded into odd min
utes, and start their largo enterpris
es just when they cannot finish them
without serious interruption and
delay. A wiso foresight will havo
always ready some light sowing to
"catch up" when your neighbor runs
in for an afternoon's chat, or your
husband wants to read you some
thing from the la3t magazine. Your
fingers can be busy while your mind
is freo to listen. It is tho half hours
of enforced or voluntary idleness
that mako tho "drive" and over
work when you arc crowded into a
No one more than a mother of lit
tle children who is tied to a nevcr
ending routine of distracting cares,
needs the refreshment which comes
froni an occasional neighborly call
of some congenial friend. It is a
change as well as an interchange, of
thought. They comparo exper
iences, and sho goes back to her du
ties with clearer eyes for having ta
ken an outside view of her home as
well ns an insido view of other peo
ple's. Even ceremonious calls aro
very useful as nu expression of cour
tesy to new-comers, and a means of
keeping up a half-formal acquain
tanceship between those who wish
for that and nothing more. We
must give some timo to other pco- 1
pic besides our own families, or wc
el. nil ritAtir imvpnln ol i-lflr-l. . !...
it ought to be in such.a way that
both wc and they arc tho better for
it. Scrwners Monthly.
oiv to 'JTsiLtc Life.
Take life like a man, says Spur-
geon; take it just as though it was
as it is an earnest, vital, osscutial
affair. Tako it just as though you
were born to the task of performing
a merry part in it as though the
world had waited your coming.
Take it as though it were a grand
opportunity to achieve, to carry for
word great and good schemes, to
hold and to cheer a suffering, weary,
it may be a heart-broken brother.
The fact is, lifo is undervalued by a
great majority of mankind. ' It is
not made half as much of as should
be the case. Where is the mau or
woman who accomplishes one tithe
of what might bo done ? Who can
not look back on opportunities lost,
plans unachieved, thoughts crushed,
and all caused from lack of ncces
fiarv and possible effort! If wc
knew better how to take and make
tho moat uf lire, It would be greater
than it is. Now ami lheua man
stamls pgide from ht crowd, Tabor-
ness of some sort. The world won
Ucrs, all m i r es, id ol izes ; and yet it
only illustrates what each may do
if he takes hold of life with a pur-
nose. If a man but says ho
and follow it up, there is nothing in
rrosoTTheTwayiiot expect to accom
Look into tho home of a fretful
man or woman, and mark the dis
comfort, the uhhappiness, the posi
tive misery, they often cause with
in its sacred enclosures. Notice a
fretful man in his businc33 relations
how disagreeable he makes him
self to others, and how much he de
tracts from his own power to act
coolly and wisely. See such a man
in the church what an amount of
friction and trouble he causes, where
all should work smoothly and qui
etly. Besides the rasping and dis
comfort suchja'person occasions, the
examplo he sots is most pernicious.
Children easy catch the manners of
their ciders, and fretful people havo
no one to blame but themselves if
they have worrisome, teasing, disa
Snallsbi nad Ilenlth.
Sunlight is even raoro nccccssarjr
to health .in summer than-in whi
ter, for one, among other reasons,
that disinfectants of nil sorts arc
moro necessary in summer than in
winter. Tho rays of heat quicken,
tho vital powers, the chemical rays;
oxcrt thoir mysterious and potent
influence, nnd the illuminating rays,
independently of tho others, as has.
been roccutly proved by Mr. Cooke
to tho satisfaction of the ablest sci
entist, communicnto motion. The
exhalations from our bodies iiv
warm weather arc moro copious
than they arc in cold weather, and:
if wo shut out the light from
our houses wo remove tho most
efficient of all agents in destroying
what is nnwholcdomc. Tho nox
ious vapors, which freo admission
of air and light would remove,
nro absorbed by carpets and up
holstry, and becomo productive
of diseaso. Thoso who are accus
tomed to the darkness nnd dampness
of nloso rooms may not consciously
suffer therefrom, but that they sus
tain real injury is cvideut in their
pallid faces, their lliccid muscles,
and nerveless movements. Tho con
trast between them and those whoso,
lives pnss in tho open air is too
evident to need comment. It may
not bo necessary to expose during:
the day every room in the house tc
the direct rays of the sun, but therft
should be frequent opening of doors
and windows, so that the solar
beam ma perform its beucliccnt
office. Bedrooms nnd other rooms,
in constant use should receive most
careful attention in this respect..
Sick rooms especially require
thorough sunning and ventilation,
nnd, if possible, should always havo
a southern aspect. More patients.
dio on the north side of hospitals
than on the south side; there aro
more deaths on the shady side of
any street than on the sunny side.
A notable Southern housc-hecper,
observing strictly the following rule
during the summer months, kept
her house perfectly sweet nnd coot
and dry from May to October. Un
til ten o'clock in the morning all tho
doors and windows wcro opened
wide ; then they wcro closed until
four in the nftcrnoon ; then opened
again till nightfall. This rulo might
not do for nil localities, but such a
use of it as should securofrco access
of light and air lo every part of tho
house at least once a day, could but
be productive of good results.
The Woiidcrl'iii Iccp.
The great ocean is the cxtrcmo
vpc of solitude. (Jiic who lias
never voyaged expects to find it
somewhat thickly populated. Ho
thinks of the vast travel and traffic
that goes over the waters, and he is
ready to imagine that tho great deep
is alive with this hurrying to and
fro of nations. He rcad3 of lands
whose commerce whitens ovory Bea,
and he is ready to think that tho
ocean itself is as full of sails as tho
harbor of somo mighty metropolis.
But he finds hi3 mistake. A3 ho
Icavc3 tho land, tho ships begin to
disappear; as he goes on his way
they soon all vanish, and there is
nothing about him but the duosea.
and tiie tnjHHl'd eky. aoffclTmeTmT''
may meci or ovcrtako"a solitary
ship through the day; but then,
again, there will be mqny days
when not a single sail will be seen.
There are spaces, measured by
thousands of miles, over which no
ship has ever passed. The idea of a
nation's commerce whitening every
sea is the wildest fancy. If all tho
ships that ever have been built wero
brought together in a single fleet,
they would fill but a hand's breadth
of the ocean. The space, therefore,
that man and his works occupy on
the sea is so small in its extent that
the hold on it by his power is slight
and superficial. Both together aro
as nothing. The occenti covers
three-fourths of the surface of tho
globe; and by far the greater por
tion of this vast expanse is and ever
has been, entirely freo from man's
presence and visitation.
I Outdone ly a Joy.
An exchange tells tho following
story of a boy who showed himself
the superior of four men.
A lad in Boston rather small for
his years works in an offico as er
rand boy for four gentlemen who
do business there. Ono day they
chaffed him about being so small,
and said to him :
You never will amount to much ;
you never can do much business;
you are too small. The liltlo fellow
looked at them.
Well, said he, small 03 I am I can
do something which none of you
four men can do.
Ah! what is that? said they.
I can keep from swearing ! said
the little fellow. Thoro wero somo
blushes on four manly faces, and.
there seemed to be very littlo anx-
icty for (urthcr information on thaA