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LIFE'S MHA SUJIK.
BY H. II. BttOWNK. "He loveth long who lovcth well," So ran tlie legend terse and bold; To "keep this truth in mind were well, For truth is better kept than gold. The one will perish In an hour; One never dici: but bright and pure As Heaven iUelf, when earthly power Has -passed, forever shall endure. Xot bv the vcars of life is told The'lengtli of life, but bj the real And kindly works . as growing old, Men for each other do and feci. His, life is Jong whose work U. well. And life his station low orlifgh, He who the most rood worics can tell Lives longest, though he soonest die. Then, an the swift-winged moments snerd Freight them with wealth or truth and love, "With garnered sheaves of thought and deed For the glad barvctt-home above. "Within the rankling breast of Hate, In desert wa vs where no flowers bloom, In the scenes where folly sits in state, In wan-faced Sorrow's house of gloom, Sow love, and taste its fruitage sweet. Sow smile, and ice the desert spring, Sow wisdom for Its harvest meet. Sow sunlight for the joy 'twill bring. Ileff to Tell-Jentleran. You Bliould never judge by ap pearances. The" other clay a little weazen-faced man, wearing a $3.50 suit of clothe, went to one of the big hotels and registered himself from Texas, asked for a room, and if breakfast was on the table. The Olympian clerk gazed at him ecornfully for a moment and then languidly remarked: "Any baggage?" "No," replied the gucsL "In that case," said the clerk, "the rules of the house compell me to insist on payment in advance." "Very well," said the guest, not appearing ofTeudcd ; "take two days' board out of this" and from a wad of greenbacks as big as his arm he produced a one hundred dollar note. "I beg j'bur pardon," stammered the abashed clerk; "but we arc so often taken in, and your face not being familiar to me, I " "No offense," cheerily responded the guest; "business is business, and rules are rules. It docs look a little odd to be without baggage;-but as CAttlo dealers ain't much on style, and" "That's all right, Colonel," said the clerk; "put up your money ; wc kuow a gentleman when wc sec him. Jim, show the gentleman up to UG. Call for the best in the house, General." The old man stowed away an ample breakfast; got the clerk to give him small bills for the hundred dollar note, ask where Billy Cool baugh, the "banker, had his office; inquired when they had dinner; de sired the clerk to tell Mr. Farwcll if ho called, that he would be back at two o'clock; then went aud hasn't been 8 ten sinco. The clerk subsequently discover ed that the $100 bill was Uad, and the sad event has cast a gloom over the hotel office. Set a Good Example. The first, and perhaps the most potent influcucc determining the career of our children, is our own conduct. We havo little reason, and no right, to expect them to act bet ter than we give them an example. If wc are hasty, violent, unreasona ble, intemperate or profane in our speech, careless in our habits, im pure in our lives, we have every reasou to expect that our children will grow up to be like ns. Nay, we may properly fear that they will make bad haste to distance us on the evil road; for experience, aud the terror of the law, and a whole Bomc restraint from society, keep us somewhat in check. To the child all these things are wanting. Think of the effect on a boy, of seeing his father in a rough-and-tumble fight, or of hearing him threaten to kill a neighbor, perhaps a member of his own family! This is the kind of education too raauy children have who are growing up to be your fellow-citizen and mine, and whom 6ome reckless demagogue will try to persuade ought lobejit the top" of society. Think-of the influence on a child of habitual coarseness, harsh ness and the want of self-control in those who stand to him as his types of men and women ! Let it never pa6S out of our thought; let it cling to us and haunt us day by day, that our children are deriving a large and formative part of their education from our daily manners, and espe cially from the tone of our daily life. The spirit that rules us creates the spirit that rules them. SkalcKpearc's Intellect. A Scolcbraan was asserting that some of the most celebrated poets and brightest intellects the world ever produced were descendants of his race, and quoted Scott, Burns, aud others as evidence. A"n Eng lishman who was present retorts : "I suppose you will claim next that even Shak6pearewas a Scotchman." "Wcel,"he replied, "I'm nae so sure o that; but ane thing I do ken Ac had intellect eneuch to be a Scotch wan." A John Bull, conversing with a Canadian Iudian, asked him if he knew that the sun never sets on the Queen's dominions. "No," said the Iadian. "Do you know the reason wTiy?" asked John. "Because heaven le afraid to trust an English tnaa in thn.bark," was the avngc reply. Ah InjjIiHh Opinio efaa Am erican Jekcr. . What is called 'American' humor (and various as are its kinds, every one knows what in meant by the definition) did not take with us readily, chiefly because nothing for eign ever does take readily with us; and secondly, because there was a great deal of native humor just at that time when the American began to be imported. Was, for instance, Sara Slick ever thoroughly appre ciated in England ? Wc should like to see whether a reprint of the clock-maker's quaint and shrewd philosophy would be acceptable to a generation much harder up for a laugh than was that to which Judge Haliburton discoursed of soft saw der and human nature. There is no resemblance betweeu the Clock maker and American humorists of the present day, most of whom are inspired by conditions of life and adventure, by whole social systems that did not exist in the time of the side-splitting 'Blucnosc and they have the great charm for up, of rootlcssncss, absolute novelty and perfect audacity. They can't be conventional because there's no conventionalism where their jokes hail from, and they are a law to themselves concerning themes of joking, not to mention that their funniest effects are often uninten tional, and funny only to us. Thus, Artemus Ward, Mark Twain, Mr. Breto Hartc, and more recently Mr. Habcrton, have established them selves with English play-goers, and as laughter-compelling friends of bored mankind. London Spectator. Inconvenient Questions. A gentleman recently invited a well-known lecturer to his home to take tea. Immediately on being seated at the table, a little daughter of the gentleman said to ihe guest, quite abruptly, "Where is your wife?" The gentleman, having re cently been separated from the partner of his life, was surprised and annoyed at the question, and stammered forth the truth, "I don't know." "Don't know?" replied the infant terrible. "Why don't you know?" Finding that the child prcsistcd in her interrogations, despite the mild reproof of the parents, he con cluded to make a clean breast of the matter, and have it over at once. So he said, with calmness, "Well, we don't live together. Wo think, as we can't agree, we'd better not." lie stifled a groan as the child began again, and darted an exasperated look at her parents. But the little torment would not be quieted until she exclaimed: "Cau't agree 1 Then why not fight it out, as pa and ma do?" Provi dence Journal. The Story of Closes. A few days ago a fishcrman,whose name the reporter could not learn, living a mile or so below Covington in Nebraska, noticed a box floating down stream and as it was not far out of his way he secured it. It proved to be water-tight and in it was a passenger, a healthy looking baby, alive and tugging away at a bottle full of milk which it had in its hands. The babe was dry and comfortable and well clothed. There was no clue about it as to its pater nity nor by which to tell the dis tance it had come. The box could hardly have floated a great distance however. A day or so before this discover' the same man saw the body of a dead child, apparently a new born infant, floating iu the stream, but he could not get it. A little boy who went to church was told to remember the text, which was: "Why stand yo here all the day idle ? Go into my vineyard and work, and whatsoever is right, that I will pay thee." Johnny came home and was asked to repeat the text. He thought it over a while, aud then cried out, "What do you stand around here doing uuflin' for? Go into my barnyard and go to work, and I'll make it all right with you. "I know where there is another arm just as pretty as this one," said a young Oil Citizen to his sweet heart, as he pinched hrr fair arm yesterday evening. The storm that quickly gathered upon the lady's brow as quickl' passed away when the young man pinched her other arm, and said, "It is this oue, dear." Derrick. Irate passenger "Driver, whj in thunder don't you. whip up your horses?" Driver "Well, you see, 6ir, my dog's gettin' fat, and he's, folleriu' behind. Exercise does him good ; but if 1 drive too fast he can't keep up with us." Puck. At the depot, the other day, a young man put his head out of the car wiudow to kiss his girl good-by, when the train'pullcd out so rapidly that ho kissed an old African female at the next station. Jones boro 2Tetos. Since Mr. Edison has started out in earnest on a hunt after noises, a suffering world will appeal to him to turn bis attention to the back yard cat problem as soon as he shall have fiuished with the elevated railway. There is no bumble-bee but can be distinguished when you sit down on him. The Westera Rrnl.. The Western Mural comes to our table from week to week complete in all its departments. Iu matters relating to the farm, orchard and ardeu, it is unsurpassed, and yet it does not ignore the family circle. It is a fireside companion, much en joyed by the women folks and the children, each having a department full of interest to them. The Rural is increasing in circulation aud in fluence, and deserves the patronage of all interested in the cultivation of the soil, or iu increased intelligence among the sons of toil. A political speakeraccused a rival of "unfathomable meanness," and then, rising to the occasion, said : "I warn him not to persist in his disgraceful course, or he'll find that two of us can play at that game." "How small wc treat the tramps?" asks the New York Sun. Oh, well, if you are going to fraternize with them iu that way, wc believe they generally take straight whisky. A hopeful minister says that he has no doubt that the time will come when the members of a church choir will behave just as well as other folks. Tabashccr is a transparent fluid in the joints of the bamboo. It hardens into a solid lump which will cut glass. How to acquire shorthand Fool 1 around a buzz saw. o O 9 ft? v n o . r: a. Si, a i -. W "3? So 1 "-3 SO a, 52 s r ws o o s. O 55 n o M b o re Q 77 c mm P SO PhbbI -r t W s o so o "3 FOR SALE. The undersigned offers at private sale his farm two and a half miles north of the city consisting of 680 ACKKS OF L.AN1, fifty acres uuder cultivation, and sixty acres of ns good hay land as can be found, and under a portion of it is a very excellent quality of briek clay. The improvements upon the place are a two-story concrete dwelling, 20x30 ft., a comfortable and convenient house; a wind-mill: u large, substantial shelter for stock; shed and yards for hogs; corral for cattle; granary; tool house, etc., etc. Also 133 HEAD OF SHEET, mostly cwcs,besides horses,cows, steers, heifers, hogs, farming implements, &c. , The location is 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 office, 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 every direction, and the place would not be offered for sale except that my increas. ing business in the city renders it desirable to give it my exclusive at tention. For further particulars call on or Aaddrcss 31. K. TURNER, Columbus, Neb. Geo.- T. Spooner, All work promptly attended to and satisfaction guaranteed. Refers to the many for whom he has done work. His motto in regard to price is, Live and let live. lis Building o! Cisterns a Specialty. ItSTIIcadquartcrs at the "Nebraska House." Cull and sec rae. 41S-4m & Daniel Faucette, Manufacturer and Dealer in Barness, Saddles, Sriiles, and Collars, keeps constantly on hand all kinds of whips, Saddlery Hardware, Curry combs, Jlrushes, Bridle Bits, Spurs, Cards. Harness made to order. Re pairing done on short notice. NEBRASKA AVENUE, Columbus. 53.4. MRS. W. L. COSSEY, Dress and Shirt Maker, 3 Door West ofStillraan Droj Stor. Dresses and shirts cut and made to order and satisfaction puaranteed. Will also do plain or fancy sewing of any de scription. IS PRICES VERY REASONABLE. Give me a call and try mv work. 425-ly $66 week in your own town. $5 Outfit free. No risk. Reader rou want a business at which perons of cither ser can make preat pay all the time thev work, write for particulars to H. Hal lett t Co Tortland, Maine. SPEICE & NORTH, Genera Agents for the Sale of Real Estate. Union Pacific, and Midland Pacific R. R. Lands for sale at.rrnm $3.00 to $10.00 per acre for cash, or on five or ten years tlme,in annual payments to suit pur chasers. "We have also a large and choice lot of other lands, improved and unimproved, for sale at low prico and on reasonable terms. Also business and residence lots in the city. We keep a complete abstract of title to all real es tate in Platte Countv. C33 COLUMBUS, KEB. Wm. SOHILZ, Manufacturer and Dealer in BOOTS AND SHOES! A complete asiortmfnt of Ladles' and Chil dren's Shoes kept on hand. All Work Warranted!! Our MottoGood stock, excellent work and fair prices. Especial Attention paid to Bepairicg. Cor. Olirc and 12th St. JOHN WIGGINS, WHOLESALE AND h Mkm ES W A Ft m STOVES, IRON, TINAM, Nails, Rope, Wagon Material, Glass, Paint, Etc., CORIVF.R El.rcVIINTII IS COLUMBUS, O. B. STILLMAN, "Wholesale aud Retail Dealer in DEUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS, "WINDOW GKL.A.SS, PERFUMERY, PATENT MEDICINES, ETC. Keeps on hand all articles usually kept in a tirst-class Drug Store. Dealers in surrounding country will find it to their interest to purchase from him, as he can aud will give BED-ROCK TRICES. Prescriptions Carefallv Coniuounded. I3TA GOOD ASSORTMENT OF VALL PAPER ALWAYS KEPT IN STOCK. 353 MAWm The Celebrated Diebold, Norris & Co's (Lntc Dicbold & KIcnzIc,) Fire and Burglar Proof! HAVE THE BEST RECORD OP ALL. All leading Railroa d & Espresa Companies and Bankers intleNortliwest have them. Not One Lost in the Two Great Fires in Chicago; also preserved the contents in every instance, at Independence, Iowa: at Central City, Col.; at Oshkosh, "Wis., and at ail places have stood the test, without failure. All Sizes for Sale and Made to Order. Old Safes taken in Exchange. County and Hank Work n, Specialty. Pricey as low as Good Work can no Made. D. S. C0VENT, GENERAL AGENT,, CHICAGO. WILL. B. DALE, Agent, COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA 234 COLUMBUS 3sjrie Etist fee 1S7S ? ... E"aU BeXivesy. Apple trees, in variety. 4 to C ft.. 3 vcar. Apple trees 2 yrs., grown in Antelope Co., ii. . v.". """J J ', 1 " II Cherries. e:irly and late Richmond, 4 ft., Iowa grown Plums. Minoc and Wild Goose, 4 ft....... Concord Grapes, first-class. 2 year, per 100,?0.50 Blackberrv. Kittatinnv anil Snvrlor o T - ino tv Raspberry, Doolittlc, Mammoth, Cluster 1W, fl.W. ... .. - ........J. Gooscbcrry.-IIouhton, 2 years , Currants. A ictoria, Cherry and White Grape, 2 rears Strawberry. "Wilson, Monarch of the West, per 100, 75 cents Pie Plant.-trawberry Mammoth, (extra) RilmnnockWqeping "Willow, well formed heads, 6 feet, Wisconsin " u u Box Elder and Soft Maple, 1 year, per 1000, $2.50 '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'"'.'. '!.. " for street, 6 ft.,. F-hlt?.lnaudorwaySnruceDerfoot Snowball, Flowering Almond, Lilac, purple and white, 2 ft., Roses, Moss. June and climblnjr. in variety. 2 years Trumpet, Vine. Honeysuckle, Wistina and Virginia Climber, Peonies. Tulips, Tube Roses and other bulbs. 10 to .. This ursery was established ouc year ago. and I have a good assorortment of small fruit growing here, and have made arrangements with' nelghbing nurser ies so that I can furnish anything in the above price-list. Patties engaged in fruit erowins will find it to their Interest to give me a call beforo buyinir of traveling agent. I am permanently located here, and expect to do a home busi ness. Satisfaction guaranteed. Correspondence solicited. 9-6 J. M. CAXiIilSKKV, Coiambni, Nebraska. YOU BET." .. A. W. LAWRENCE, 'AGENT FOR THE WIND MILL, Will hereafter be found THREE DOORS SOUTH of the Post Office, where he keeps a full line of every style PUMP. PIPE, HOSE, And the Celebrated I X L FEED MILL. As he keeps a Pump House exclusively, ho is able, to sell CHEAPER THAN THE CHEAPEST. Pumps for any depth well. Pumps driven or repaired, aud Rods cut. GirE IIIM A CAIL AND SAVE MOSEY. .".50 :i? . RETAIL DEALER IN AIVD OlMVE STREET, NEBRASKA. r- ' NURSERY. Town irrown. nnr 100. lS.no Kaeh. Pox. 3 to 4 ft., per 100, $15.00...! . '. $ 20 ?2.T0 IB SO 40 40 1 00 3 00 4M 4 50 1 75 1 00 75 1 50 1 50 1 50 15 10 and Philadelphia Red per 15 15 25 GO 10 25 30 CO 25 1870. 18T8. THK. olmi(wr eflommil Is conducted as a FAMILY NEySPAPER, Devoted to the best mutual inter ests of Its readers and its publish ers. Published at Colutnbus.PIatte county, the centre of the ngricul tural.portion of Nebraska, it is read by hundreds of people east who are looking towards Nebraska as their fnture home. Its subscribers in Nebraska are the staunch, solid portion of the community, as is evidenced by tbo fact that the Jouunai. has never contained a "dun" against them, and by the other fact that ADVERTISING In its columns always brings its reward. Business is business, aud those who wish to reach the solid, people of Central Nebraska will find the columns of the Jouiin'al a splendid medium. JOB WORK Of all kinds neatly and quickly done, at fair prices. This species .qf printing is nearly always want ed in a hurry, aud, knowing this fact, we have so provided for it that wc an furnish envelopes, h-f-ter heads, bill heads, circulars, posters, etc., etc., on very short notice, and promptly on time as we promhe. SUBSCRIPTION. 1 copy per annum $2 00 14 Six months 100 " Three months, 50 Single copy si-nt to any address in the United States for 5 uts. Iff. K. TITENEE & CO., Columbus, Nebraska. QO&TTMBTJS STATE BANK, Cic:s:::rj tj 0rr:ri 4 Essi isi Tzncr i Halct. COLTJHBTJS, NEBRASKA. CASH CAPITAL, $50,000 DiriECTOKS: Leandkb Gerrakd, Preri. Gko. W. Hulst, Vice Pes' Julius A Reed. Edward A. Geiikard. Abnek Tuisnek, Cashier. flunk or Dcpoftlt, DihcoHnf unci Cxchnngc. CollcctioHM Promptly Itlndc on nil PoIntK. Pay Intercut on Time iopo Its. 274. BECKER & WELCH, PE0PEIET0HS OF SHELL CREEK MILLS. MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE SALE DEALERS IN FLOUR AND MEAL. OFFICE, COLUMBUS, NEB. Dr. A. HEINTZ, DEALER IX VPI3TES, LIQUORS, Fine Soaps, Brushes, PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc., And all articles usually kept on hand by Druegist. Physicians Prescriptions Carefully Compounded. One door East of CSalley'i, on Eleventh Street, COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA UiVIOm PACIFIC LAND OFEICE, SAMUEL C. SMITH Agent, ATTENDS TO ALL BUSINESS per taininin to a general Ileal Estate Agency and Notary Public. Have In struction" and blanks furnished by United Statei Land Office for making final proof on Homesteads, thereby sav ing a trip to Grand Island. Have a larce number ol farms, city lots and all lands belonging to U P. K. It. in Platte and adjoining counties for sale very cheap. Attend to contesting claims before U. S. Land office. OEec one Doer West of Hiram on d House, COLUMBUS, NEB. F. VT. OTT, Clerk. Speaks Germcn. CHICAGO & NORTH-WESTERN Tfce Great Trunk Line from the West to CUeago b1 the Saat. It la the oldest, shortest, most direct, coaveaieat, comfortable and in titrj retpect the test line yon can take. It la the greatest and gra&dect Railway organization fax' the United States, It owns or controls 2100 WILES OF RAILWAY rUT.T.MAX, HOTEu CARS are ran aleav fcfy it through, betvreea couuchj bluets a Chicago i No other road runs Pullman Hotel Cars, or any other form of Hotel Can, through, between the Missouri River and Chicago. UlfiHa&'SHHCH PASSENGERS GOING EAST should bear In mind that this la the BEST ROUTEWCHICAGO AND ALL POINTS EAST. Passengers by this ronto hiTe choice of FIVE DIFFERENT KOCTES and the sdrantace of Eight Dally IJnee Palace Sleeping; Cara from CHICAGO to PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK, AND OTHER EASTERN POINTS. Tnslst that tho Ticket Agent scllayon tickets by tbo North-Western Road. Examine your Tickets, and ref nie to buy If they do not read orer this Road. All Agents fell them and Check usual Baggage Free by this Line. ThroHgh Ticket ria this Route to all Eastern Points can be procured at the Central Pacific Rail road Ticket Office, foot of Market Street, and at t New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, and at aH Coupon Ticket Offices of Central Pacllc, Union Pacific, and all Western Railroads. New York Office, No. 415 Broadway. Boeton Office, No. 5 State Street. Omaha Office, 245 Farn bam Street.- Ban Francisco Office. 3 New Mont- fsmery Street. Chicago Ticket Offices : 62 Clark trcet. under Sherman House : 75 Canal, corner trcet, under Sherman House ; 75 Canal, corner Madlaon Street ; Kinzlo Street Depot, corner West t, corner vt est Street Depot. hlnzio and Canal btreets ; N ells I corner wens ana junzie streets. For rates or Information not attainable frem your homo ticket agents, apply to Martin nronrrr, W. IL Stxn-sbtt, . Gcn'lMacg'r, Chicago. Qea'l Tau. Ast. Lblcagor TIIE Albion Mills. SACEET & CROUCH, Albion, "Neb. 'The proprietors arc practical millers, at tend to tin- grinding themselves, and they DEFY COMPETITION! FurnUhcil with the latest improved machinery, they are prepared to do all kinds of T RYE AND FEED GROUND EVEUY DAY. CORN MEAL CONSTANTLY ON HAND. We make, several brands of 1 our, But recommend to the trade our AL BION 31 ILLS "STAR" BRAND, It is a superior article made from CHOICE SELECTED WHEAT. 3.VI aoeB,: T NEW STOltE AND- New Stock. A full, fresh supply of groceries, STAPLE AND FANCY, Just opened, and for sale at low-down prices. 137" Olive Street, opposite the "Xutterxall." .tames McAllister. CITY MEAT MARKET, ox OIJTE ST., OPPOSI no nous. II A. 71 - "Will keep on hand all kinds ol Fresh and Salt Meats, also Samae, Poultry, Fresh Fish, etc., all in their season. Cash paid for Hides, Lard anl Ba con. WILL.T.IUCKLY. CEHTM MEAT MABKBT 0."V llili STREET. Dealers In Frch nnd Salted Meats, ifcc. Town Lots, Wood. Hides, fcc. J. UICKLY, Agent. Columbus, June 1, 1877. NEBRASKA HOUSE, S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r. Nebraska Ave., South of Depot, COEilftlBUft, IVED. A new house, newly furnished. Good accommodations. Board by day or week at reasonable rates. ISet a I'lrst-Cla Tabic. 3Ieals,....25Ccnts.JLot;sing!j... .2T, Cts p ST P 3 0 o 0 Q H Q o o o , Q. 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