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THE JOURNAL. THE JOURNAL. 1 ltAi' 0F ADVERTISING Space. li" 2o tho .'tm Gm yr IS I&SL'KD KVKKY 'WEDNESDAY, M. K. TURNER & CO, Proprietors and Publishers. mtMitL Icol-mn jl'-'-O" I $'-' I f ! I ?" I MJ I ?1M) j ' 8.iM) 12 1 l. 20 1 3.rji0 i f G.0OJ ! I 12" V f 20 1 35 fiiieliesT VJT 70 j Tl "l I IS 27 .". " "j J.TcTt.. J 10 12 I3f20 1 1JJ0 1 2.2.". I I I f I 10 Hiilnrs am! irofeional cartN ten lines or less s price, per annum, ten ilol lars. J.tKaI ailrcrtlicmcnts a! statuto rate?. I.oeal notlee ten rent h linn first insertion, live eent a Hno cneh suh-eqiUMit inert!on. ArtvertUmcnU classltleil a sppHnj notices flro centi a line first insertion, threo cents Hoe eaeh Kiil'ciiient insertion. VOL. IX.-3STO. 34. COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1878. WHOLE NO. 450. iiiwiis 54 mt c I ESTOfflcc in the JOURNAL building, Kleventh-at., Columbus, Neb. Terms Per year, ?2. Six months, $1. Three month. 50c. njjle copies, 5c. CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION. Alvin Sacnikr!, U.S. Senator, Omaha. A. 5. Paddock, U. S. Senator, Beatrice. Fkank Welch, ReprcscntaUvc,Norfolk. STATC DIRECTORY: mlai (lAunr.it, Governor, Lincoln. Kruno Tzchuck, Secretary of State. J. H. We.ton, Auditor, Lincoln. J. C. Mellridc, Treasurer, Lincoln. Geo. II. Roberts, Attorney-General. 5. R. Thompson. Supt. Public Ins.ruc. II. C. D.-iw-on. Warden of Ponitcntlarv. C-VlK oiihl?' t 1V,son m.pector.. Dr.. I. O. D.iTif. Prison Physician. II. P. 31jthe wson, Supt. Insane Asylum. JUDICIARY: Daniel O.nutt. Chief Justice, Grorire . I.afccl Aesr,ciate Judges. . Maxwell, l iounni jcihcial wstwct. G. W. Post, .In-lye, York. M. R. Rrce, District Attorney, "Wahoo LAND OFFICERS: E. Arnold. Ke:lter, Grand Iland. VTm. Anyan, Receiver, Grand Island. COUNTY DIRECTORY: J. G. Hiff'in-, County Jiulec. .Twlm Stn infer. Countv Clerk. V. Kiininier, Treasurer. Uciij. pirlman. Sheriff. 11. L. Rnhokitcr, Surveyor. It. H. Henrv, ) "Win. Rloi-dorn V CoiintyCoinniissioiier. John Walker, J !r. A. Ileiiiti-, Coroner. S. L. Barrett, Supt. of Sehooln. Charles WaSc, Constable. CITY DIRECTORY: A. Spcice, Mayor. John ehrain, Clerk. Jhu J. Rieklv, Marshal. J. W. F.arlv. f reisurer. S. S. Mr A Rioter. Police .Indue. J. G. Routxoti, Engineer. oiiilmi:s: st IPird J. E. Noith, E. Pohl. 2.1 H'anl-E. C. Kavnnauj,'h. C. E. Morse 3J M'nl-E. J. Raker. E. A. Gerrard. Columbus Ioit Ofllco. Upon on Sumlavsir-m II a.m. to 12 m. and from J:30 to i m. Business hM except Sunday C a m. to J 1". M. n-icru miil losr at 1 1: 2 a.m. WVsltrn mails ,-loc at 4:2" r.M. AihiI lvi iw Coluiiilius for Madison and Norfolk, on Tuesdays, Tlnirda 5 and cturdi. 7 .. M. "Arrive Mondays, W-dued.i . and Fridax s. 3 r. m. Kr Mimror," Genoa. Waterille and Al bion, daily o--pt Sundaj 0 A. M. Ar rlr. snno. . r.M. For Sutiiinit. I'lysse and Crete. Mon-d-ivt Mid Thursdays, 7 a. m. Arrive V.'rdnr.sdavs. and atuida , 7 I. M. Tor ltillvUl. Osceola and York. Tucs davs.Thurila and Saturdays, 1 r.M. Aniv' ?t 12 si. Fr Will. Farral and Rattle Crook. Mrtiidav- and Wfdiirdaj , ' a. M. Ar-rire- Tnedaj and Fridaj s at r. M. For Shell Creek, Nebo, I'rcston and UmiImi, on Mnday at 7 A.M. Ar rives Tuida 1. M. For Iaid 'it, Tuesdays. Thursdivs and SaturdH'&, I r.M Atrie, at 12 M. I . i '2'itue Tnlilf. Kastteartl 7ww?. EHiigriiU. No.'!, leave at PasM-n-'r, " 4. Frsijtht, " s. r n-icht. " H. " MVtiraerf Ihmwl. Preight. N. 3. Ie.ies at J'assonsr'r, :t, Freight. " !, " Emigrant. " 7. " " C:23 a. m. 1 1 :X a. in. 2:13 p.m. 4:30 a. in. 2:00 p. m. 4-27 p.m. fi:iK) p.m. I:a. in. Everv dav except Saturday the three li"ie leading to Chicago eonneet with L P. tmiiu at Omaha. On Saturday titer! will he but one train a day, a slmwu bv the following (-chedule: " IC.&N. W. 1 7th and 2Mb. firpt -a-., U.& (. 14th Jc.. R. I. .V P.I 2M (C.P.. .V. 1 "'th Oct . . . 4. R.I. A P.J- 12th C.A N. W. I'.Uh .it Ii anil rutli. ((., K. I. .v r.l 2U aim JN. W. J- Jtthand N'.. R. .t O. i Kith 2d and 2nd. JVr . . Dec . . 'Mill. It.. 15. A I. JC. R. I. A (l .A N. U". 15. v i). t .tii aim --m R. I. .V P.V 14th ) 2It Farni for Sale. ONE IIl'NDRED AND SIXTY acres f excellent farm land in P.ut Icr County, near Patron P. O., about oijui-di-taiit from three County seat- laid (. ity, Coluuibu- and Mhuler; CM acre under cultiatiou: .r acre of tree, maple, cottonwood, Ac: good frame house, granary, stable, sheds, Ac. 1eed stock range, convenient lo water. The plaee is for sale or exchange for property (house and a few acres) near Columbus, lin-iurc at the Jot'RNAL llice, or address the undersigned at Patron P.O. 4( JOHN TANNAH1LL. r.iit.nKRS! B' E OF GOOD CHEER. Let not the Ibw prices of your products dis courage you, but rather limit your ex penses to your resource. You can do se by stopping at the new home of your fellow farmer a here you can tind good accommodations cheap. For hay for team for one night and day, 2T cts. A room furnished with a cook stove and btniks. in connection with the stable free. Tho-i- wishing can be accommo dated at the house of the undersigned at the following rate: Meal 25 cents: beds 10 cent. " .1. R. SENECAL, 4 mile eat of Gerrard's Corral. fAxrnn tt0U. Formerly Pacific House. This popular house has been newly Refitted and Furnished. Meal. Day Board per week, Bord and Lodging, S.i cts. 54.00. 5 and ?C. Good Livery and Feed Stable in con nection. SATIS FA TIOX GUARANTEED. JOHN HAMMOND, Proprietor. $777 yi not easilv earned in these times, but it can be 111 .ide iu three months bvanv one of either e. in any part of the country who is willing to work steadily at" the employment- that we furnish. JGG per week in your own twa. You need not he away from home over ni-rht. You can tivc your whole time to the work, or only jour spare moment. Wr hate acnt-who are making over ?20 per dav7 AH who en-rare at once can make money fast. At the present time money cannot he made o easily and rapidly atanv other busi ness. It cet nothing to trv the but-i-ns. Tormand?4iOutfit free. Address at nnce. 11. Um.ltt & Co., Portland, "It"1 375-v. BUSINESS CARDS Ir. J. S. 3IcAl..L.ISTEIC, SURGEON AND MEDICINAL DEN tit. Oflice on 12th St., three doors east of Schilz's boct and shoe store, Columbus. Neb. Photograph Rooms in connection with Dental Oflice. 215.y HUGH HUGHES, 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 W. .A.. OLAJEIK, Il-Wrii ai Bow, COLUMBUS, NEB. 402-12 T S.CHRISTISON.M.D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, jSTKor one vcar a RESIDENT PHY SICIAN to the NEW YORK CITY HOSPITALS, RIackwrll's Island, N.Y. Oflice on 11th St., next to the JoUK.val. Mileage ."0 et. Medirines furnished. .11. WEISKXFI.IJIl, TTTILL repair watches and clocks In V V the beht manner, and cheaper than it can be done in any other town. Work left with Saml. Gas, Col'imbu. on 11th (street, one door east of I. Gluek's store, or with Mr. Weiscnfluh at Jackon, ill be promptly attended to. 413. NKLfeON MILI.KTT. BYRUX MILLKTT, Justice of the Peace and Notary Public. IV. JHI.I.ZrTT V WOf, A1TORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus, Nebraska. N. R. They will give elo"e attention to all business entrusted tothem. 218. RYAN & DEGAN, a"UVO door east .r I). Rjan's Hotel . on 11th treit, keep a large !tock ol Wines, Liquors, Cigars, And eery thing usually kept at a first clasp bar." 4I1-X FOR SALE OR TRADE ! JIARES I COLTS, Team of T-Iorsos or Oxen, SAESH,B: EMOE51S, wild or broke, at the Corral of 42:t GERRARD & ZEIGLER. D0LAND & SMITH, DRTJGG-ISTS, "Wliolcsalo and Retail, NERRASKA AVE., opposite City Hall, Coliimbii. Nebr. t3Low prices mid line good-. Prescriptions and family recipes a specialty. 417 ntake: ss5:tel JOHN HCBER, the mail-earner be tween Columbus mid Albion, will leave Columbus eerday except Sun ilaj at U .rcloek. shatp. pissin- through Monroe. Genoa. W:iLt ill, and to Al ' ion The hack will call at cither of the Hotels for passenger if oiders are left at the post-oflice. Rates reason able, $2 to Albion. 222.1 y Columbus Meat Market! WEBER & KKOBEL, Prop's. TEKP ON HANI) all kinds of fresh 1 meat, and smoked pork and beef: also fresb lioh. Make sausage a spec ialty. jSTRcineniber the place. Elev enth St., one door west of D. Rvan's hotel. 417-tf Isrtrlclc fioat .Market. WashinKton Aio.. nrsrlr opposltr Court House. OWING TO THE CLOE TIMES, meat will be sold at this market low, low down for cami. Rest sip;ik, per lb., 10c. Rib roast, " . 8c. Boil. " . . Uc. Two cent a pound more than the above prices will be charged on time, and that to good reponsihlc parties only. 207. DOCTOR B0NESTEEL, . s. KXAmit'sxc; sbjkgeos, coLrMitus, : xkisuaska. OFFICE IIOl'RS, 10 to 12 a. in., 2 to 4 i. in., and 7 to J) p. in. Ollice on Nebraska Aenue. three door north of E. .1. Baker's grain oflice. Residence, corner Wyoming and Walnut streets, north Columbus, Nebr. 4SI-tf MRS. W. L. COSSEY, Dress and Shirt Maker, 3 Door Wrst or.Stlllmiin's Drug Store. Dresses and shirts cut and made to order and atifaction guaranteed. Will also do plain or fancy'sewing of any de scription. 1ST PRICES YERY REASONABLE. Give me a call and try mv . ork. 42.-i.ly HENKY GASS, UNDERTAKER, KEEPS ON HAND re.idy-madc and Metallic Collins, Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal nut Lumber. ""Tisikfi:: At. :?j:si'.e Cnrt En:t, C:l-si, Set F. W. OTT, SNLLS All kinds of MUSICAL INSTRUHEJTS Books, Station 17, Candj and Cipars. 0XE BOOK XOETII OF TOST -OFFICE. 400-tf F. SCHECK, Manufacturer and Dealer in CIGARS AND TOBACCO. ALL KINDS OF SMOKING ARTICLES. Store on Olive St., near the old Post-oflce Columbus Nebraska. 417-ly Physician and Surge on. JSTOfllce open at all hours Sank Suing. S)ont You Bet," For If you do you will lose money by purchasing an expensive Wind Mils, when you can buy one of J. O. Shannon for about one-haif the money that any other" cot. Call on J. O. Shannon, on 11th street, opposite Mahlon Clother's store, Columbus, Neb. 411-13 TTK.RY . CA1BEW, Attorney and Counselor at Law, COIXMIIUS, XEBUASKA. Formerly a member of the English bar; will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to him in this and adjoining counties. Collections made. Oflice one door east of Sehil' shoe store, corner of olie and 12th Streets. Spricht Dcutch. Parle Francais. 418-tf COLUMBUS BRIGK YAED, (Oue mile west of Columbus.) THOMAS FLYNN & SON, Propr's. GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK Ahrnys on Hand In QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS 371-tr BERNARD McTEGGART, BLACKSMITH, Is prepared to do nil kind of black smithing in a workmanlike manner, and will guarantee to give satisfaction. He make HORSE-SHOEING A SPECIALTY, and in this branch of the trade will ac knowledge no peers. Persons having lame horses from bad shoeing will do well to bring them to him. He only ask for a triil. All kinds of repairing" done to oider. 440-.'!ni CALIFORNIA WINES! ccJ 2:i i:i Vhlio, 31.2ogS1.75 A GALLON -AT- SAML. (JASS'S, I'.Irvent I Strept. M & -77 LOERS&SCHBEIBEB SkcUli and Wagon Miker, All kinds of repairing done at short notice. Wagon. Ruggie. Ac, A-c, made to order. All work warranted. Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tatter sal, Columbus, Nebraska. ".V2 J. C. ELLIOTT, AttKXTKORTlIK STOVER WIND MILL 20 OSCILLATING FEED MILL, And All Kinds of Pumps AND PUMP MATERIALS! ALSO Ch'tUcnrjc Wind and Feed Mills, Combined Shelter and Grinder, Jdalt Jfills. llnrsc Powers, Corn Shelters and Fanniny Jlills. Pumps Repaired on Short Notice, Farmer, come and examine our mill. You will lind one erected on the premises of the Hammond House, in good running order. COLUMltUS Restaurant and Saloon! E. D. SHEEHAX, Proprietor. Wholesald and Retail Dealer in Foreign Wines. Liquors AND CIGARS, DOUBLIN STOUT, SCOTCH AND ENGLISH ALES. tSTKentiicky Whiskies a Specialty. -o OYSTERS, In their season, BY THE CASE, CAN Oil DISH, 11th Street, South, of Depot, WM. BECKEE, )dkalki: ix( GROCERIES, Grain, Produce, Etc. 1 NEW STORE, NEW GOODS. Goods delivered Free of Charge, anytchere i" the city. ' Corner of '13th and Madison Sts. North of Foundry. 3W VJffJi' 1.-.Vcr' M Ms aid Fair De "SANTA CLAUS." MY MARY D. BIUNE. Oh! for the merry " Long Ago" Of childhood's happy day. Before the wondrous f.iithand trust Foievcr fled away I When little hearts" beat high and fast As Christmas morn drew near. And the magic name of Santa Glaus'' To every soul was dear. "Twas said that at the midnight hour Thi Prince from fairy-land Stepped quickly to each chimney top And from his lavish hand Dropped down for those who gifts) de served A plentiful supply. Then vanished with his fairy steeds Somewhere beyond the sky. "If that he so, " my playmate said In whispers soft'to me, "At midnight hour we'll climb the roof Old Santa Clau to see !" But did he don the magic cap That hides from mortal sight For neither Prince nor toy h saw we, Only the moonbeams bright. And yet when morning dawned at last And Christmas bell rang clear. Lo! there they were, the Christmas gifts To childish hearts o dear! Then many a cheer for Santa Claus, The kindly Prince of toys, The wonderful, mysterious friend Of earth's glad girls and boys! But wisdom came with added years, And we at last had proof That Santa Clan is found below, And not above the roof. All hail to the glad Christmas-time! We say it as of old, But let the children's eager hearts To the old story hold. Let Santa Clau still live for them, To gladden each sweet dream For soon they'll learn the painful truth Things arc0t all they seem. For them the merry '-Long Ago" Of childhood's C'iirNlmas day Erelong with childhood distant joys Shall also fade aw jiv. THE VACANT SKAT. A Christina Ktory. It was on (lie morning of the dny before Christmas. Most of the peo ple who lived in ihc little hamlet of St. Anne's were looking forward with joyous anticipations to the morrow, but not all. In the cot of Ark wright, the pilot, there was sad ness instead of joy, and I lie looking forward to the Christmas time was addcr still. Sitting down to the table, on this morning before Christ ma), were Mrs. Ark wright and three children the widow and Ihc fatherless. The widow was a' wou.an of five-and-forty, yet fair and comely, though care and sorrow had drawn deep, dark lines upon her face. Of the children the oldest was a girl, Marv, of 15; and the youngest a boy, of 8. And at Ihe (able were two vacant scats one at the head, and another on the right of the head. And this is why they were vacant : Six years before there had been another child in the household the first-born a stout boy, named Ed ward. At the age of Hi he had been able, when circumstances required, to take his Ailher's place al the helm ol incoming or outgoing vessels, and had been looked upon by the hardy pilots and fishermen of St. Anne's as a lad of more than usual promise. Strong and manful for his age, and handsome and good, he had been not only the pride and joy of his parents hut the pride of the hamlet. One day, six years ago, Edward went out in charge of a vessel bound to Liver pool, taking with him only a light dory in which to return when he should have piloted his charge be yond danger. A sudden and unlooked-for storm arose, and Edward came not back. It was said, by those who understood such mailers. that he must have left the vessel be fore the coming of the storm. Three days afterward the wreck of his dory was picked up outside of the Black rocks, and there was no more waiting for the lost one. Following a custom which their fathers had brought with them from another land, Edward's seat at the frugal board had been from that lime left varant. Morning, noon and night the chair which the brave youth had once occupied was set in its accustomed place, and perhaps they, in their simple faith, imagined that the spirit of the departed might sometimes keep them company, and witness their sorrow, and know, of a verity, how much and how truly they had loved him. That seat had been at the right of the head, and now now another seat was vacant. During the au tumn last passed the husband and father had been swallowed up in the sea, and the chair which he had oc cupied for full three-atid-twcnty years stood vacant by the side of the other. Surely, sorrow was upon the humble household. Aye and more than sorrow want stared them in the face. And yet, perhaps, this very wolf barking at their door served to blunt and smooth the rag ged edge of the keener misery. "Mother," said Mary, looking up from the breakfast-table with a face that bore marks of an age beyond her years, "to-morrow is Christmas.'' "Yes, my child ; but it can be no Christmas to us. Christmas should be" joyous. And joy is not for this household !" "But, mother, the evening of to- .''day will be Christmas eve." "Certainly my child." "Did you not say, mother, that after Christmas eve wc would have but one vacant seat at our board?" An expression of pain passed over the face of the mother. "Yes, Mary," she replied, huskily, "I said so; and I think so it must be. Had Edward been with us he would have been at the head. The single vacant scat will keep tho memories of both fresh and green. And, moreover, I see that, ere long, we must sell our chairs, and con teut us with more simpleseals. One chair we will keep, and it eliall be sacred to the memory of both our loved ones departed." And on that evening the chairs that were to be sold were set aparf, and the widow and her three children sat at the table upon rough wooden boxes. Only one chair remained at the head of the board vacant. While the family were at their painfully frugal repast, the door was unceremoniously opened, and Philip Seabury entered. He was a pilot had been a dear friend of John Ark v right and was a bluff, big-hearted man. Lie was welcomed heartily, tor a ray of something akin to sun shine came in with his honest, genial face. "Philip," said the widow, reluct antly, "I wish we could ask you to sit at our board ; but, alas! it could only be an empty invitation." "I had thought of that, Mrs. Ark wright, and partly for that reason am I here. We want you to have as merry a Christmas as you can, and" The widow put up her hand. "Hush, Philip. I know the good ness of your heart, and I appreciate if ; but I cannot think of an attempt at joy for the morrow. It would seem to me almost impiou. Per haps, at some time, should the need come more cruelly upon me, I may ak a favor; but not of joy for the morrow. No, no I feel that wc can best serve ourselves, and pay respect to the dear ones gone, by making our -jnnstinas a day 01 mourning. Wc will lemember the crucifixion rather than the birth." The old pilot sat by the fire, and rubbed his hands over the lazy flame, and, after an extended season of re flection, he looked up as though a new idea had struck him. "By the way, Mrs. Arkwright,did you ever know the Dolorosa fam ily ?"' The widow said she had never known them, though the name had a familiar sound. "They once lived not far from here," pursued Seabury, "and they had a son who was a pilot. Excuse me, but their case was, in some res pects, so near like your own that I couldn't help thinking of it. But I won't go on if you wish me not." "On the contrary," said the widow, "I should like to hear fhc story. Even in direst misfortune compan ionship is a relief." And she and her little ones came and gathered around (he fire; and she added: "Tell me the story, Thilip." "It was your own case that made me think of it just now," said fhc pilot, still rubbing his hands over the fire. "You see, old Dolorosa queer name, isn't it? was a pilot and his son wa3 a pilot. D'ye won der they made me think of old John and Edward? One day, as I was told I didn't see it mvself younjr j err Dolorosa, the lad, went out in charge of a vcsel bound fo some foreign port, taking his skiff to come back in. While he was gone a dreadful storm came on; and it was known that he must have left the vessel, and that the sudden storm caught him in the egg-shell of a skiff. Of course he was lost but, as it turned out, he wasn't lost for all lime. Some years afterward I won't say just how many young Dolorosa, grown to he a grand and handsome man, came home, and joy came with him. He had been all the absent years in India, had grown rich that is, rich for him rich enough at all events, to support Ihe old home without another stroke of work." "Bless God for the joy given to that mother!" aid Mrs. Arkwright, folding her hands upon her breast. "My boy can never come back to me! But how was he saved, and why did he go to India?" "Thus it was," answered Philip, ''and this I have from one who heard him tell the story: On that day of the storm he had left the vessel he had piloted out, as had been sup posed. When the storm caught him it swamped him very quickly, but he clung to his light boat, and, as good luck would have it, he was picked tip by an otil ward-bound Indianian. Of course he was forced to keep on in the ship, and when they reached Calcutta the owners had planned that the ship should go into the Chinese trade. A grand chance lo make money was offered to our young pilot, and he accepted it, and there he 6ailed to and fro, in those far-off wators, doing so well all tho while that his folks at home were mourning him as dead." "And did he not write to his mother during all those weary years?" asked the widow, depre catingly. "Aye, be sure he did ; but not one of his letters came to hand. Two of those letters, he afterward learned, were lost by the wrecking of the ships in which they were sent. How the others mis-carried he could not discover. And thus, you see, ho came to his home like one risen from the dead." A silence fell upon the group as the pilot concluded his story, broken only by the low sobs of the stricken widow. At length Seabury arose to take his leave. Before reaching Ihc door he turned, twirling his hat nervously in his hands. "Mrs. Arkwright," he said, "wc arc going to impose upon you ; but somebody has made arrangements for a grand Christinas dinner for you to-morrow. It will be sent to you, and if you don't want it you can throw it out of doors." And with this the old pilot disap peared ; but he was not gone long. In a very few minutes he came back and a companion came with him. "Mistress Arkwright," he said, "its astonishing how things do turn out. Just as I was leaving your door who should I meet but the very man I'd been felling you about young Dolorosa and hero he is. If I've left out any parts of this story, perhaps you can get him to tell fhc rest himself. This is Christina eve. Mistress Arkwright, and I've no doubt you have much to make you sorrowful ; but, I declare for it, I'm going to wish you, and Mary, and little Kellie, and lit tin Tommy, a right merry Christmas for the mor row i" And again Seabury disappeared, but he Iclt a stranger standing in the room a strong, grand-looking man, though young, with the odor of the sea upon him. lie stood a few moments where the old pilot had left him, and then his whole frame quaked as though he could endure no more. He stretched forth his hands, and a single word drop ped from his lips a word next akin to heaven a word holy and sacred beyond all other earlhly tilings a word beautiful and divine from the foundation of the world "MoTHni'.'' And it had been the story of her own Edwaid that Philip Seabury had told. Il was a long, long time clasped in the strong arms of her son, before she could realize it all ; but reason came at length, and joy came also. And on the following morning the bright December's sun ushered into the widow's cot a merry Christ mas indeed. "I. 'S'lii, .Seat Occiijid?" An old but vigorous - looking gentleman, seemingly from the rural districts, got into a car and walked its full length without receiving an invitation to sit down. Ap proaching one gentleman who had a whole bench to himself, heasked "Is this seat occupied?" "Yes, sir, it is," impertinently replied the other. "Well," replied the broad shoulder ed agriculturist, "I will keep this seat until the gentleman comes.' The original proprietor withdrew himself haughtily to one end, and looked insulted. After a while the train got in raotioti, and still no body came to claim the seat, where upon the deep-chested agriculturist turned and said: "Sir, when you told me that this seat was occupied you told me a lie" such was his plain language "I never sit near a liar if I can avoid it ; I would rather stand up." Then, appealing to another party, he said : "Sir, may I sit next to you. -You don't look like a liar." We need hardly say that he got his seat, and that the original proprietor thought that there was something wrong about our social system. Baltimore Gazette. " Prisoner at the bar," said the Judge, "is there anything you wish to say belorc sentence is passed upon you?" The prisoner looked wist fully toward the door, and remarked that he would like to say "good evening," if it would be agreeable to the company. But they wouldn't let him. Little Charlie, a bright 3-year-old, has often heard his mother dilating on the ravages of the moths. The other day he came hurriedly todd ling out of the pantry, dragging a scive, to Ihe bottom of which he pointed as he exclaimed, " Mamma, mamma! see what 'mothies' have douc!" tiii: Yourvcs iika. one of non ixgeusoll's tiieokies VUT TO THE TEST. Not long since, says Peck's Sun, the following utterance of Bob In gcrsoll went the rounds of the pa pers : "Col. IngcrsoII says he keeps "a pocket book in an open drawer, and his children 1:0 and help themselves to money whenever they want it. They eat when they want lo. They mny sleep all day if ihey choose, and sit up all night if they desire. I don't try to correct them. I never punish, never scold. They buy their own clothes, and are masters of themselves." A gentleman living on Marshall street, that has a boy that is full as kittcny as his father, read Ihe arti cle, and pondered deeply. He knew that Col. Ingersoll was a success at raising children in Hie way they should go, and he thought he would try it. The boy had caused him considerable trouble, and he made up his mind (hut he had not treated thu boy right, so he called Ihe boy in from the street, where he was pulling soft soap on the lamp post, in order lo see the lamp-lighlur climb il, and said lo him : "My son, I have decided to adopt a different course with you. Here tofore I have been caicful about giving you money, and have wanted to know where everj cent went to, and in supervision has no doubt been annoying to you. Now, I am going to leave my pocketbook in the bureau drawer, with plenty of money in it, and you arc at liberty to Use all you want without asking me. I want you to buy anything you desire, buy your own clothes. and feel as though ihe money was yours, and that you had not got lo account for it. Just make yourself at home now, and try to have a good time." The boy looked al the old gentle man, put his hand on his head as though he had "got 'cm sure," and went out to sec the lamplighter climb that soft soap. The next day the stern parent went out into the coun try shooting, and re (u rued on the midnight train three days later. He opened the door with a nighl-key, and a strange jellowdog grabbed him by the elbow of his pants, and ehook him, as he s.iid, "like the agcr." The dog barked and chewed until the son came down in his night shirt and called him off. He told his father that he had bought that dog or a fireman for ?I1, and it was probably the beat dog bargain that had been made this season. He said the fireman told him he could sell the dog for a hundred dollars, if he could find a man that wauled thai kind of a dog. The parent took off his pant-, v. uai inc uog nail not removed, ami I in the hall he stumbled oer a biich- j bark canoe the boy bought of an Indian for $9, and an army musket with an iron ramrod fell from Ihe corner. The boy had paid .-JG for that. He had also bought himself an overcoat with a seal skin collar and cuffs, and a complete outfit of calico shirts and silk stockings. In his room the parent found the marble top of a soda fountain, a wheelbarrow and t-hclf filled with all kinds of canned meat, preserves and crackers, and a barrel of npples. A wall tent and six pairs of blankets were rolled up ready for camping out, and a buckskin bhirt and a pair of corduroy pants lay 011 the bed, ready for pulling on. Six fish-poles and a basket full of fish-lines were ready for business, and an oyster can full of grub-worms for bait were squirming on the wash-stand. The old gentleman looked the lay out over, looked at his pocket-book in the bureau drawer as empty as a contribution-box and then said : "Young man, the time has been too Hush. We will now return to specie basis. When you want mon ey come to me and I will give you a nickel, and you will tell me what you intend to buy with il, and I will warn you. You hear me?" And now that man stands around from the effects of the encounter with a yellow dog, and asks every man where a letter will reach Bob Ingersoll. He says he will kill Ingersoll, if it is the last noble act he ever accomplished. A teacher in a Boston school was delighted to see every child's hand go up in answer to the question of how many had ever heard of Mr. Emerson, but her soul sunk within her when she discovered it was Billy Emerson, the minslrel man, whose show bills had placarded the walls of the Hub for several days. "Why don't men swear when they arc alone?" asks Dr. Talmage. Did Dr. Talmage ever lay around the fence-corners and see a lone farmer pick up a bumble-bee? What did that farmer say ? mifcliell ami ICetcIsum AYere captured and brought to Kear ney by the Sheriff of Merrick and Howaird counties, and placed in jail for safe keeping. They were con fined on a charge of murdering Hen ry Slovens, of Custer county, while acting in the capacity of am officer of the law. Wc wont to the jail on Tuesday morning for the purpose of interviewing them, but found them to be very reticent and uon commuuicativc. They declined giving any information, only saying llioy would stand a fair trial, and if convicted by an impartial jury, Ihey would meet their sentences as brave men should. Mr. Kctchcm is a young man, but 20 years old, 5 feet 10 inches high, with dark hair and eyes, and appears lo have been con nected with better associates in liis former years. He is a man in appearance about the average. IIo is well known in this city, having been employed in a livery stable here for some time. Some speak of him as being a man who would do nothing rash, unless provoked to it by threats and insults. Others are ready lo condemn him as a desper ate man. and lo get him nut of tho way would be a "good riddance of bad rubbish." And yet again, par lies told us he was a professional callie "agent," and had been in tho business for many months. A few who arc bclteracqunintcd with him, say he was honorable and reliable prior lo the late (.hooting affray. Mr. Mitchell is an elderly man, having scored sixty-three winlert, his beard and hair are white, his eyes dark, and his voice harsh and cold. He appeared lo have no fears of the threats which had been nnde against them, and when handcuffed by the Sheriff of Keith county, before leav ing Kearney, said they would "treat all men right who did not override them." His grey locks, wc arc afraid, will not save him should he fall Info the hands of the men who have vowed vengeance a-iiinst him, such persons generally ; ; ou.lho principle of "might m... s right." He is a locksmith by trade, but moved lo this country lo get a start and if the people had not interrupt ed him from Ihc first, there would, never have been any call for Ihe present trouble. Thi, now, i their side of the story, and as a story always has I wo sides, the oilier parlies yet remains lo be told. Tint the murdered man had a stained character, Ihcrc is little doubt, but that is no reason he should he shot down in cold blood while aelingas an officer. But fo have allevinled this sad affair could not a man have been scut to arrest them who was not a sworn enemy of Mitchell and Ketchum? The law should be al lowed lo lake its course in this mat ter, and when the tesiini'iiiv is takt.i ihc court certainly ha dignity and knowledge enough lo know how to render a just verdict. Mob law is not (he law in a chilized country, but we admit, a great many limes there are aggravated cases when it seems as though this was the only law to rid (he coiiimuity of cut throats and thieves, yet it will not do to swear by or act bv. Law is law, and if our officers are inefficient and dire not execute them, elect others who will, and not break the breach. If wc are not going lo adhere to Ihc principles of law, why elect and pay legislators high salaries for making them? There were some predictions to Ihc effect that the prisoner? would be lynched be fore arriving at their destination. These fcar3, we hope, will prove groundless, and from what wc hear of the law abiding citizens of Custer county, Ihey will sec that the prisoners have a fn:r show at the preliminary and - takrn to a place of safe t v. I c district Judge is fair and imp.1rti.1l, fully understanding the law, and will give to the prisoners, if fontid guilty, all the penalty allowed by law. That Mitchell killed Stevens, is not denied, but was there not some cause for the act? It appears that these men were deadly enemies. Stevens had scut word he would kill Ketchum on sight, and on coming with the tapers lo serve, was shot down, under tho impression they had rid themselves of a bad and dangerous enemy. In this light it appears justifiable; on the other hand it looks black as night. Weekly Kearney Nonpareil Contentment. A gentleman had a board put on a part of his land on which was written, "I will give this field to any one who is really con tented ; and when an applicant came he asked, "are you contented ?" The general answer was, "I am;" and his reply invariably was, "Then what do you want of my field?" .New song by a lady " Be it ever so humble there's no place like the neighbor's." The man who "caught the tran sient hour" had never been vaccinated.