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Sol Smith Cur.ve.
Sol Smith' brother Lemuel, a
young actor, was killed in Augusta,
Ga. His murderer, Flournoy, was
acquitted by the jury on the plea
that the killing might be classed as
the result of a duel. After hearing
the verdict, Sol Smith said to the
Before God and man I charge you
with murdcriug my brother! The
sleep of tho innocent will never
more be yours. You arc a murder
er, aud will ever more earn the
mark of homicide upon your brow.
From this time forth in this world
you will never s leep again.
Two years later Sol was accosted
by an abject-looking wretch, who
stood before him in au attitude of
eupplication.JIt was "Win. Flournoy.
"Why do you follow me?" said
"Because I want you to shoot me
".No it is not for me to punish
you," was the reply.
''It is not punishment I ask you to
inflict that 1 have received already,
in full measure; it is vengeance 1
flhl: you to take, for your brother's
j?iurdcr upon his murderer. I en
"'avored to pfff'igdc myself I com
mitted 'Lc tlcetl in sci.'-dcfencc, but
know betuAr llovr' I am n nUM'dwcr.
You said 1 woV,ia cvcr fclccP ,,,orC
and I never have. lmvo c:3C1
mv eyes at night as "wxl, have
btccped my senses in bran v U't
unconsciousness came, but .uat
blessed sleep you drove away has
never returned to me for one mo
ment. My life is a burden to me.
Take it. Let me die by your hand,
and then 1 may feel your brother
may forgive me. I will die to
night!" he said impressively, as Sol
turned away and left him.
The ncxtjuiorning Flournoy'.sbody
was found at his country place. It
was riddled by bullets and scalped.
An Indian war had just broken out,
and he had becu the first victim.
Utile ofTiililM S:ii;uottc.
Do not keep others waiting for
you cither at the beginning or the
close of a meal. Don't sip soup
from the tip but from the side of a
ppoon. Be careful net to spill or
drop anything on the table-cloth.
Keep your plate clean ; do not heap
all sorts of food on it at once. In
passing your plate to be refilled re
tain your knife and fork. "When
asked for a dish, do not thove but
hand it. "While drinking, do not
look around. Instruct the servant
to hand tho cup at the left side, so
that it may be reccivpd with the
right baud. Do not drink your tea
or coffee without first removing the
teaspoon from the cup to the saucer.
Use the knife for cutting only ; never
put it to the lips or mouth. Break
your bread into small pieces and
rest them on yotir plate while
spreading. Do not cat too fast; be
sides giving one the appearance of
greed, it is not healthy. If you find
anything unpleasant in your food,
put it aside as quietly as possible,
without drawing the attention of
others to it. Do not open the lips
or make any unnecessary noise in
chewing. Do not touch the head.
Do not rest the elbows on the table.
Be thoughtful of and attentive to
the wants of those about you. Con
Tcrso on pleasant subjects with
those Eitting near you. Do not say
anything not intended for all pres
ent to hear. Leave your plate with
the kuifoaud fork parallel, the han
dles pointing to the right. Never
leave the table before others, without
asking the lady or gcutlcmau who
presides to excuse you.
Allenii to Stuslnc.tt.
Nothing but ultimate ruin stares
that man in the face who docs not
pay personal attention to all the
most minute details of the farm.
There arc a thousand small leaks
about an ordinary farm, that if not
closely attended to will surely bring
tho most .hardworking farmer to
ruin and bankruptcy. Nine-tenths
of tho sinking farmers can attribute
their present distress to no other
cause than a lack of closo attention
to the small details of the farm ; a
closer supervision of machinery aud
tools, the stock and their feed, a
place for everythiug in its place. Xo
one is as much interested in attend
ing to these details as the boss.
Such a courso will in a few months;,
or a year or two at most, enable
many farmers who arc now on the
down grade to agaiu begin to as
cend. If heroically persevered in,
will surely make headway against
what now seems so hopolcss. A
fear of sunburnt hands and face,
dirty clothes and boots, and a desire
to havo a rcputatiou that he docs
not work on the farm, has been a
fruitful source of loss to many
farmers. A course of this kiud
ouce entered on will be hard to de
part from. Farm and Fireside.
A man's first difficulties begin
when ho is able to do as he likes. So
long as a man is struggling with ob
stacles, he has an excuse for failure
or shortcoming; but when fortune
removes them all, and gives him the
power of doing as ho thinks best
then comes the trial.
A man was killed by a circular
saw, and in his obituary notice it
was staled that ho was a "good citi
zen, an upright man, and an ardent
patriot, but of limited information
in regard to circular saws.
The Soul's 1'rogrcns.
The spirt or soul of man knows
itself to be capable, I will not say of
unlimited, but of continuous pro
gress and development. However
vigorous the tree or the animal may
be, it 60on reaches the point when
it can grow no more. The animal
may have done its best, it may have
reached a high condition of strength
and beauty, but when its limit is
reached it can grow no more. With
the soul of man a liviug and think
ing power it is far otherwise he
I has never exhausted himself. "When
the man of science has made some
noble discovery, when the literary
man has writ en a great book, when
the statesman has carried a scries
of important measures, wo cannot
say that he has exhausted himself.
Tho spiritual man ia indeed depen
dent on the material man, and as the
body moves on toward decay mid
dissolution it extends something of
the lullueiicu of its weakness and in
capacity to its epiritual companion ;
but even then tho soul resists this
and asserts its tcparatc existence;
the mind of man knows that each
separate effort, in&tcad of exhaust
ing his powcrSjltends to strengthen
them, and so he will go on contin
ually making larger aud nobler and
more vigorous efforts. So, too, is it
with conscience aud duly; with
these tiiv-jc is no finality. One great
act suggests aether, ono sacrifice
makes another easier; the virtuous
impulso in the soul is not like tho
growth in a tree a self-exhausting
iofce but it is always moving on,
nlwaws advancing. "Be not weary I
in wcll-doi."?5" tins i& the language
of the Eternal iC the human will;
but never is "Be not TFoary of grow
ing" said to tho tree or iho animal,
because organic matter differ? from
spirit in this ; that it does reach the
limit ol its activity and then turns
backward towards nonexistence.
Saturday night makes people more
human, and sets their hearts to beat
ing softly, as they used to before the
world turned them iuto war drums
and jarred them to pieces with tat
toos. The ledger closes with a
crash, the iron-doorcd vaults come
to with a bang, up go the shutters
with a will, click. It is Saturday
night, aud business breathes free
again. Homeward, ho I Tho door
that has been ajar all the week gent
ly closes behind him ; tho world is
all shut out. Shut out? Shut in
rather. Here are his treasures af
ter all, and not iu the vault and not
in the book savo in the record of
the old family Bible and not in the
bank. Maybo you arc a bachelor,
frosty and forty. Then, poor fellow,
Saturday night is nothing to you,
just as yon arc nothing to anybody.
Get a wife, blue-eyed or black-eyed,
but above all, true-C3cd. Get a lit
tle home, no matter how little; a
sofa, just two and a half, aud then
get two and a half in it of a Satur
day night, and then read this para
graph by tho light of j'our wife's
eyes, and thank God and take
Children have curious idca3 about
many things. One day last summer?
a minister was scaled in his study
writing, and his little three year
old daughter playing near, a hail
storm came up and he said to the
child, " Ida, go out on the porch and
sec what funny rain is falling." She
ran out aud soon came back with
both little hands full of the hail and
exclaimed, "Oh! pa, look! look!
God's ico-hoiisC has busted." An
other three year old girl, whose
home is in the sunny south, awoke
one morning after a long railroad
ride, to find herself in Indiana
and tho ground white with snow,
which she had never seen beforo,
and in great excitement called to
her nurse," Oh! sec Biddie! there
is milk all over the ground."
Young man ! Thy mother is thy
best earthly friend. The world may
forget thee thy mother never; the
world may willfully do thee wrongs
thy mother never; the world may
persecute thee whilo living, and
when dead, plant the ivy and the
nightshado of slander upon thy
grassless grave, but thj' mother will
love and cherish thco while living,
aud if she survives thee, will weep
for thee when dead such tears as
none but n mother knows how to
Tho following from an exchange
hits the nail on the head : " Intel
ligence means thrift, honesty and
rational enjoyment. Ignorance
means vice, poverty, crime, wretch
edness. Money spent educating the
people will save ten-fold the ex
pense in jails, almshouses and crim
inal courts. It is the duty of every
one to encourage education in every
A young girl asked her mother's
consent to engage herself to her
beau, showing her at the same time
a piece of her own haudiwork, a
pretty match-safe. Her mother
drew down her spectacles aud ox
claimed : Mary, you can makea
match-safe, but I have my doubts
whether you would make a safe
match." Mary sighed involuntarily,
and sought consolation in singing
"The Heart Bowed Down."
Don't linger "where your love lies
dreaming." Wake her up and tell
her to get the breakfast.
" How did you know her? " asked
a mother of her little girl, as she
saw her bidding good bye to a poor
ly dressed child iu the church door.
" Why you see mamma, she came
into the Sunday School clone ; and
I made a place for her on my Feat,
aud I smiled, and she smiled and
then we were acquainted."
Before beginning the second
psalm of the day, a Glasgow minis
ter reached down iuto his pocket
and took a pinch of snuff. Even
yet ho can not understand what
there was In the first verse of tho
psalm to mako the congregation
smile when he read, "My soul clcav
cth to the dust."
As two ladies were walking along
the street, ono exclaimed, as the sky
suddenly darkened: "There's a
thunderstorm coining on. I'm so
afraid of lightning 1" To which tho
other calmly replied : "Very well
my dear; then let us step into this
car, which seems to 'have a good
At a festival of lawyers and edi
tors, a lawyer gavo a toast: "The
editor he always obeys the calls of
the devil." An editor responded:
"Tho editor and tho lawyer the
devil i9 satisfied with the copy of
(he former, but requires the origin
al of the latter.
Little Johnnie rs't iuto the house
tho other day whilo the mercury
was hugging "95," with tho perspi
ration steaming from every pore,
and shouted, "Mamma! mamma!
fix me ; I'm leaking all over !" Cin
cinnati Breakfast Tabic.
A ventriloquist fell overboard in
Luke Eric the other day, and was
drowned. When the cry of " Help !
fcojpl" came from under the bul
warks, Uc deck hands said "he
couldn't fool thorn," and wont on
with their work.
Say nothing respecting yoursclT.
either good, bad or indifferent, noth
ing good, for that is vanity ; nothing
bad, for that is affectation ; nothing
indifferent, for that is silly.
A celebrated philosopher used to
say. "The favors of fortune aro
liko steep rock3 only eagles; and
creeping things mount to the sum
mit." The individual who called tight
boots comfortable, defcuded his po
sition by saying thoy made a man
forget all his other miseries.
Live on what you have; live if
you can on less ; do not borrow
cither, for vanity will end in shamo
and the pleasure in regret.
Make no haste to be rich, if you
would prosper. Small and steady
gains give competency with tran
quillity of mind.
The Germans have (his good pro
verb : That thefts never enrich :
alms never impoverish : nor prayers
hinder anv work.
The evil which we do docs not
draw upon us so many persecutions
and so much hatred as our good
The young man who took a scat
near the object of his adoration ex
claimed. "This is juxtaposition that
The undersigned oilers at private sale
liis farm two and a half miles north of
the city'consisting of
S0 ACICKS OF JLA.IVU,
fifty acres uuder cultivation, and sixty
acres of as good hay land as can be
found, and under a "portion of it i a
very excellent quality of brick clay.
The improvements upon the place area
two-story concrete dwelling, "20x30 ft.,
a comfortable and convenient house; a
wind-mill: a large, substantial shelter
for stock; shed and yards for hogs;
corral for cattle; granary; tool house,
etc., etc. Also
133 HEAD OF SIIEEI,
mostly eweSjbesidcs horses,cows,stcers,
heifers, hogs, farming implements, &c.
The location i a very excellent one
for farming and stock raising near the
city with easy and quick access to mar
ket; a fifteen minutes' ride to the post
oflice, the railroad depot, the telegraph
office and church.
The site of the dwelling-house com
mands as line a view as can be had of
the country, for twenty miles in ccrv
direction, and the place would not be
offered for sale except that my increas
ing business in the city renders it
desirablo to give it my exclusive at
tention. For further particulars call on or
Aaddress 31. K. TURNER,
"Be Wise and Yon will be Happy."
LooJc to Your Own Interest
AND BUY YOUU
Hats, Caps and Trunks
AT I. GLUCK'3
Ami Save thereby from 10 to 15 per cent
OK NEW GOODS 1'KOM
I can sell, I have sold, and will
continue to sell Goods as good as the
best, and cheaper than the cheapest.
East of Spcieo ,fc North's.
JOHN WIGGIN S
HAEDWABE, ST0YES, IRON, TIN-
Ware, Nails, Rope, "Wogon Mate
rial, G-lass, Paint, Etc.
Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets, Columbus, Nebraska.
DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS,
PERFUMERY, PATENT MEDICINES, ETC.
Keeps on hand all articles usually kept in a first-class Drug Store. Der'crs
in surrounding countrv will find it to their interest to purchase from him, as he
can and will give RED'-ROCK PRICES.
Prescriptions Carefullv Conrpoun&ed.
flGTA GOOD ASSORTMENT OF WALL PAPER ALWAYS KEPT IX STOCK.
Ufcja&il 5iiSa, J&tkT rAtWfKl tSsxiJ eM
The Celebrated Diebold, Norris & Co's
(I.ntc I'cboM & lilcnxlc,)
Fire and Burglar Proof!
HAVE THE BEST RECORD OF ALL.
All leading Rilroad SI Espress Companies and Bankers in tie Northwest btiem.
Not One Lost in the Two Great Fires in Chicago; al-o preserved the contents
iu every instance, at Independence, Iowa: at Central City, Col.; at
Oshkosh, AVis., and at all places have atooil the test, without failure.
All Sizes for Sale .ind Made to Order. Old Safes taken in Exchange.
County and Rum It Work: n Specialty. Prlcen tin loiv us
Uood Worlc cuu be ITIutlc.
D. S. CO VENT, GENERAL AGENT, CHICAGO.
WILL. B. DALE, Agent,
E'Eie E-ist iQS JiSTS?.-. Fall Belivesy.
Apple trees, in variety, l to G ft., 3 year, Iowa crown, per 100, $18.00
Apple tree. 1 yrs., crown in Antelope Co., 3 to'-l fl., per 100, f 10.00...
Siberian Crah. in variety, 3yn.., 1 to o ft
Cherries. early and late Richmond, 4 ft., Iowa crown
riums, ilinoc and Wild Goose, 4 ft.,
Concord Grape, firht-class. 2 year, per 100, .)..'K)
Mackbcrry, Kittatinny and Snyder. 2 year, ner 100. $-"j.00
Kaspbcrry, Doolittlc, Mammoth, Cluster
Gooseberry. Houshton, 2 years V.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.V. .'..'...'.'.'. .'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.
Currant's, Victoria, Cherry aud White Grape, 2 vears
Strawberry, Wilon, Monarch of the West, per 100, 73 cents
Pie Plant. Strawberry Mammoth, (extra)
Kilmanock "Weeping Willow, well formed heads G feet,
Wisconsin " " " " " "
Box Elder and Soft Maple, 1 year, per 1000, S2.50 '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.".'.'.'.
" for street, G ft.,
"White Pine and Norway Spruce, per foot,
Snowball, Flowerinc Almond, Lilac, purple and white, 2 ft.,
ltoses, Moss, June and climbinc. in varictv, 2 vears
Trumpet. Vine, Honeysuckle, "Wistina and Vircinia Climber,
Pwonies. Tulips, Tube Io-es and other bulbs 10 to
im nursery was csiaDiisucu one year aco, and I have a ceod assortment of
small fruit growing here, and have made arrangements with neichbinc nurser
ies so that I can furnish anything in the above price-list. Parties engaged in
fruit crowing will find it to their interest to civc mc a call before buying of
traveling accnts. I am permanently located here, and expect to do a home busi
ncy. Satisfaction guaranteed. Correspondence solicited.
l-lJ J. JI. JLL,L,IS03f, C'olumbu, Nebraska.
AGENT FOR TIIK
"Will hereafter be found THUKE
DOOUS SOUTH of the Post Otlice,
where he keeps a full line of every style
PUMP, PIPE, HOSE,
Anil the Celebrated
I X L FEED MILL.
Ah he keeps a rump House exclusively,
he is able to sell CHEAPER THAN
THE CHEAPEST. Pumps for anv
depth well. Pumps driven or repaired,
and Rods cut.
GIVE IIIM A
CALL AND SAVE MONEY.
Retail Dealer in
Retail Dealer in
! 1 00
and Philadelphia Kcd per
1 -.n '
Is conducted as a
Devoted to tho best mutual inter
ests of its readers and its publish
ers. Published at ColumbtusPlatte
count), the centre of the agricul
tural portion of Nebraska, it is read
by hundreds of people cast who are
looking towards Nebraska as their
future home. Its subscribers in
Nebraska arc the staunch, solid
portion of the community, as is
evidenced by the fact that the
Jouitx.vi. has never contained a
"dun" against them, and by the
other fact that
In its columns always brings its
reward. Business is business, and
those who wish to reach the solid
people of Central Nebraska will
lind the columns of the Jolkxal a
Or all kinds neatly and quickly
done, at fair prices. This species
of printing is nearly always want
ed in a hurry, and, knowing this
fact, we have bo provided for it
that we can furnish eu elopes, let
ter heads hill heads circulars,
posters, etc., etc., on Very short
notice, and promptly on timo as
copy per annum $2M)
" Six months I oo
" Three months, 50
Single copy sent lo any address
In the United States for fl cts.
BI. K. TURNER & CO.,
Ci::eu:r: t: Ccrr:ri & Scsl ai Izszit Esh.
Lkandku GisiifcAici), Prcs'I.
(Jko. W. IIur.sT, Vice Pes'
Jumus A Kbed.
KmvAiMi A. Gkimiaki).
AitNcu Turner, Cashier.
Htsiiilr oF BN'poNlt, SI.coiiiU
I'ny Futcrcht on Time Iios
it. Ill A.
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND ftTEAL.
OFFICE, COLUMBUS, NEB.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept on hand Uy
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
One floor I-luxt of GnllcV, on
SAMUEL C. SMITH Agent,
ATTENDS TO ALL BUSINESS per
tainininL' to a ireneral Ileal Estate
Agency and Notary Public. IIac in
structions and blank" furnished by
lnitcd States Land Olh'ce for making
iinal proof on Homesteads, thereby -savin-
a trip to Grand Island. Have a large
.number ol farms, city lots and all lands
belonging to U P. R. U. in Platte and
adjoining counties for Bale very cheap.
Attend to contesting claims before 17. 6.
Ofllco one Door West or IUmniond Home,
1 . OTT, Clerk.
CHICAGO & NORTH-WESTERN
Tho Gront Trunk Lino from tho "West to
Chicago and tho East.
It la the oldest, ehortwt, most direct, convenient,
comfortable and In every respect the best line yoq
can take. It Is tho greatest and grandest Hallway
organization In tho United States. It owns or
2100 MILES OF RAILWAY
TUIXMAX HOTEI. OAKS aro rnn alono
by it through between
COUNCIL BLUETS & CHICAGO!
No other road rnns Pullman Hotel Cars, or any
other form of Hotel Cars, through, between tho
Missouri Kivcr and Chicago.
PASSENGERS GOINO EAST should bear
in mind that this la tho
AND ALL TOIXTS EAST.
Tapscnccrs by this route have cholco of FIVE
DIFKEKENT KOUTl-S and tho advantage of
Eight Ifcitly Lines l'alaco Sleeping: Cars
from CHICAGO to
PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK,
AND OTHER EASTERN TOINTS.
Insist that tho Ticket Agent ecllsyon tickets by
the North-Weetcm Koad. Examlno your Ticket?,
and refuso to buy if they do not read over thin Koad.
All Agents ecll them and Check usual Daggago
Free by this Line.
Through Tickets via this Ronto to all Eastern
Points can be procured at the Central 1'aclCc Rail
road Ticket Office, foot or Market Street, and at
2 New Montgomery Street. San Francisco, and at
all Coupon Ticket Offices or Central Pacific, Union
Pacific, and all Western Railroads.
New York Office, No. 415 J'roadway. Boston
Office, No. 5 State Street. Omaha Office, 2 15 Farn
ham Street. San Francisco Office, 2 liew Mont-
ornery Street. Chicago Ticket Offices : C2 Clark
trcct, under Sherman IIouso ; 75 Canal, comer
.Mauisou fatrect ; Klnzlo btrcot JJepot, corner went
Kinzio arm canal streets ; Well.
lL) Street Depot,
corner n ells and Kinzle Streets.
For rates or Information not attalnablo from
your home ticket agents, apply to
Marvin neuiirrr, W. II. Steoett,
Ucn'l ilaas'r, Calcaso. Ccn'l 1'ae a. Agt, CMcrtgo-
T II K
SA.CKET & CROUCH,
The proprietors are
attend to the gn
FtiritWhi'i! with the latent improved
machinery, they are prepared to do all
BYE AND FEED
CKOrXI) EVKKY DAY.
CONSTANTLY ON HANI).
"'e make -evcral hrandd of
as n ?"v -WW -SK
J. SLM. JL
Hut recommend to the trade our AL
MON 31 ILLS
It it a superior article mado
CIIOIUK SKLECTi:i) W1IKAT.
A full, fresh supply of groceries,
STAPLE AND FANCY,
Just opened, and for aale at low-down
3ITHvc Street, opposite; the
CITY MEAT MAEKET,
oi-iva; st., sown or i. .
A"i 1 1 keep on hand all kiwN of Krexh
and Salt Meat, al-o Sausage, Poultry,
Fresh Fish, etc., all in their season.
Cash paid fur Hide, Lard and Ha-
con. Ill l Ml Jilius.
CENTRAL MAT IARIET,!
KV Ilth STKEET.
Dealers in Fresh and Salted Meats.
&c. Town Lots, Wood, Hide, .fcc.
.1. 1:ICKLY, Agent.
Columbus, June 1, 1677.
S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
coiu.ii it us, :i:it.
A new hoiKc, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Hoard by duy or
week at reasonable rates.
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