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ai f -w " - THE JOUENAL. KATES OF ADVKltTlalNG. THE JOURNAL, IB 1SSUKD EVERY WEDNESDAY, M. K. TURNER & CO, Proprietors and Publishers. Space. Ito 'Jig lmo 8nt Cm lyr lcol'mn $12.0) I $-'l fr $35 C0 $100 " 8.00 12 1 15 1 20 1 35 j G9 V b.00 9 12 15 20 85 4 inches 5.25 7.30 11 j 14 15 4.50 0.75 JJ0 12 J5 2fl 1.50 1 2.25 1 4 5 10 Business and professional cards ten line or less space, per annum, ten dol lars. Lcjral advertisements at statnta rates. "Editorial local notices" fifteen cents a lino each insertion. "Local notices" five cents a line each inser tion. Advcrtlsments classified as "Spe cial notices" five cents a line first inser tion, three cents a line each snbscqucnfc insertion. 3TOfflcc in tho JOURNAL building, Elcventh-fct., Columbus, Xcb. Terms rr year, $2. Six months, $1. Three months, 50c nglc copies, 5c. VOL. IX.-NO. 39. COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1879. WHOLE NO. 455. fie U hi m li it s B ii ti lira 1. t T .w - V Jt CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION. A. ft. r addock, U. S. Senator, Beatrice. Alvix Sauxpkks,U. S. Senator, Omaha. T. J. Majoul, Ken- Peru. tl. K. Valextixe, Hep., West Point. STATE DIRECTORY: Auuxus Nance. Governor, Lincoln. S..T. Alexander, Secretary of State. F. W. Liedtke, Auditor, Lincoln. G. M. Unrtlctt, Treasurer, Lincoln. C. J. Dilworth, Attorney-General. S. It. Thompson, Supt. Public Inslruc. II. C. Dawon, Warden of Penitentiary. ?IK ruld' I l'rison lectors. Ir. .1. tt. Davis. Prison Physician. II. P. Mathewn, Supt. Insane Asylum. JUDICIARY: 8. Maxwell, Chlcl" Justice, Krorgi 11. 1.akcJ A8b0cIatc Judpes. Amasa C nbb. J KOCKTII JUDICIAL DISTIUCT. Ct. V. Po.t, Jiidjrc, York. 1. It. Ueesc, District Attorney, "Wahoo. LAND OFFICERS: M. 11. Hoxie, Register, Grand Island. VTm. Anyan, Receiver, Grand Inland. COUNTY DIRECTORY: ,i J. G. Ili-pins, County Jude. John StauflVr. County Clerk. V. Kuinnicr, Treasurer. I'nitj. Spii-lman. Sheriff. It. L. Rossiter, Surveyor. "Win. Itloeilnrn j John Walker, CountvCoinitiififclonerp. John Wise. ) Dr. A. lleintz. Coroner. H. I.. lttrr''tt, Supt. of School. RyrlM'MineU:Cr,l',UCtiCCfi0fthel,MCC Charles Wake, Constable. CITY DIRECTORY: . A. Speice, Mayor. John Si-liram, Clerk. John J. Rickly, Martial. J. W. Early, Trcisurer. S. S. MeAlii-ter. Police Judge. J.G. Routoou, Engineer. couxcilmex: 1st Jl'ard J. E. North, E. Pohl. 2d Jl'ard E. C. Kavnnatigh. C. E. Mortfc. 3J II'arcZ-E. J. Raker. Win. Rurcess. Ii(iuttiiH I out Ofllce. Open on Sunday trm II a.m. to 12 m. and from -1:30 to C i i. lluine! hours except Sunday 0 a m to $ P. ai. astern mails cloe nt 11:2) a. M. Weeteru mail close at 4:2ir.M. Mail leave Columliu for Madison and Norfolk, on Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays. 7 A. M. "Arrives Moudays, WciliiPhilay, and Fridays, : i m. Fir Monroe," Genoa. Waterville and Al bion, daily except Sunday C a. M. Ar rive, panic, 0 P.M. For Summit. Ulysses and Crete. Mon day and Thursdays, 7 A. M. Arrives Wednesdays, and Saturda s, 7 P. 31. For ItttUcvill'e, Osceola and York, Tues days Thursdays and Saturdays 1 P.M. Arrives t 12 si. For Wclf, Farral and Rattle Creek, Mondavs and Wednesdays, C a. m. Ar rnc Tuesdays and Fridays at 0 p. M. For Shell Creek, Nebo, Crcston and Stanton, on Mondays at 7 A. M. Ar rives Tuesdays 6 P. 31. For Daid Citv, Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays, 1 P. m Arrires t 12 M. 1. 1. Time Table. Eastward Bovnd. Emigrant, No. C, leaves at ... (5:25 a.m. Passens'r, 4, " "... ll:a. in. Froicht, " S, " "... 2:15 p. m. Ireipht, "10, ".... 4:30 a.m. Westward Bound. Freisht, No. 5, leaves at . . . 2:00 p. m. Passen'r, " 3, " "... 4:27 p.m. Freiphl. " !, ' "... 0:00 p.m. Emigrant. " 7. " "... 1:30 a.m. Everv dav except Saturday the three line leading to Chicago connect with I" P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays thero will be but one train a day, as Miown bv the following schedule: (C.vN. W. ) 7th Sept ... KC, R.AQ. V 14th ' ('., R. I. & P.i 21st 4iu anu -.-ui. rth and 20th. Get . . . -C, R. l.&P.V 12th h x- s. i i!th (C. It. 1. & P.I 2d and 23d. Xov . . . -N. W. V !Uh and 30th. (C, It. & Q. ) 10th u, ii. & . ) .in: Dec . . -C., K. I.& P.V 14th (C. & N. W. J 21st 7th aud 28th. Farm for Sale. ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY acres of excellent farm land in Hut Ier Countv, near Patron I. about cqui-diMaiit from three County Scats David City, Columbus and Schuyler; CO acres under cultivation; 5 acres of trees maple, cottonwood, vc: good frame house, granary, stable, shed?. &c. Good stock range, convenient to water. The place is for sale or exchange for property (house and a few acres) near Columbus. Inquire at the .Toukxal office, or address the undersigned at Patron P.O. 403 JOHN TANNAniLL. FAK.nERSI BE OF GOOD CHEER. Let not the low prices of your products dis courage you. but rather limit your ex penses' to your resources. You can do po by (.topping at the new home of your fellow farmer, where you can find good accommodations cheap. For hay for team for one night and day, 25 cts. A room furnished with a cook stove and bunks, in connection with the stable free. Those wishing can be accommo dated at tho house of the undersigned at the following rates: Meals 25 cents; beds 10 cents. J. B. SENECAL, i mile cast of Gcrrard's Corral. ftirr9rVs not easily earned in these S times, but it can be made vi I I I in three months by anyone of either sex. in any part of the country who is willing to work tcadilr at the employment that we furnish. ?GG per week in your own towa. You need not be away from home over night. You can cive your whole time to' the work, or only your spare moments. Wc have agents who are making over $ 20 per day. All who engage at once can make money fast. At the present time money cannot be made o easily and rapidly at any other busi ness. It co?ts nothing to try the busi ness. Terras and $5 Outfit free. Address at once. II. H u.LTT & Co., Portland, Main 375-y. Ucan make money faster at work for us than at anything else. Capital not required; we will start you. f 12 per day at home made by the indus trious." Men. women, boys and girls wanted everywhere to work for us. Now is the time. Costly outfit and terms free Address Trce A; Co., Augusta, 3Iaine h?l a week in 5Knnutfitfrcc W)UUif you w u-Mrli noi vour own town. ?o free. No risk. Reader want a business at which persons of either sex an make great pay all the time they work, write for particulars to H. Hal lett & Co Portland, Mains. BUSINESS CARDS ir. j. s. McAllister, SURGEON AND MEDICINAL DEN tist. Office on 12th St., three doors east of Schilz's boct and shoe store, Columbus, Neb. Photograph Rooms in connection with Dental Office. 215.y HUGH IIUGIIES, 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. 264. "W. . OX.AJBK, Mill-Wrii aii Ei, COLUMBUS, NEB. 402-12 "TT S.CHRISTISON,M.D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, SSTFor one vcar a RESIDENT PHY SICIAN to the NEW YORK CITY HOSPITALS, Rlackwell's Ixland, N.Y. Office on 1 1th St., next to the JouitXAL. Mileage 50 cts. Medicines furnished. 31. WEISEXFI'UII W n.l. renair watches and clocks In 'V the. best manner, and cheaper than it ran be done in any other town. Work- left with Saml. Gass, Columbus, on 11th s treet, one door cast of I. Oluck's, store, r with Mr. Weiscnlluh at Jackon. will or be promptly attended to. 415. XKLSOX 3IILLETT. BVKOX SIILI.ETT, Justice of the Peace and Notary Public. IV. Itlll'LETT & SOIV, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus, Nebraska. N. B. They will give close attention to all business entrusted to them. 24S. RYAN& DEGAN, TWO doors cast or D. Ryan's Hotel on 11th street, keep a large stock of Wines, Liquors, Cigars, And everything usually kept at a flrst class bar. 41 Ux FOR SALE OR TRADE ! MARES I COLTS, Teams of Horses or Oxen, S,llII,E Eo:'IE.S wild or broke, at the Corral of 420 GERHARD & ZE1GLER. D0LAND & SMITH, DEUGGISTS, Wholesale and Retail, VTEBRASKA AVE., opposite City 1 Hall, Columbus, Nebr. JSTLow prices aud fine goods. Prescriptions and family recipes a specialty. 417 TAE KOl'TE. JOHN IIUBER, the mail-carrier be tween Columbus and Albion, will leave Columbus everyday except Sun day at O.i'clock, sharp, passing through Monroe, Genoa, Watorvillc, and to Al I ion The hack will call at either of the Hotels for passengers ir orders arc left at the post-oflicc. Rates reason able, $2 to Albion. 222.1y Columbus Meat Market! WEBER & KNOBSL, Frop'a. KEEP ON HAND all kinds of fresh meats, and smoked pork and beef; also fresh lish. Make sausage a spec ialty. ESTRemcmber the place. Elev enth St., one door west of D. Ryan's hotel. 417-tf UlctrlckV Jlent Market. WnsLlnRton Atc, ncarljr opposite Court Hnns. OWING TO THE CLOSE TIMES, meat will be sold at this market low, low down for cash. Rest steak, per lb., 10c. Rib roast, " 8c. Boil, ' 6c. Two cents a pound more than the above prices will be charged on time, and that to good responsible parties only. 2(57. DOCTOR BONESTEEL, U. S. EXAJIUfirVG SURGEON, COLU3IBUS, NEBRASKA. OFFICE HOURS, 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to 4 p. m., and 7 to 9 p. in. Office on Nebraska Avenue, three doors north of E. J. Baker's grain office. Residence, corner Wvomins and Walnut streets, north Columbus, Ncbr. 433-tf MRS. W. L. COSSEY, Dress and Shirt Maker, 3 Doors West of StUIman's Drag Starr. Dresses and shirts cut and made to order and satisfaction guaranteed. Will also do plain or fancy sewing of any de scription. X3T PRICES VERY REASONABLE. Give me a call and try my work. 425-ly HENRY GASS, UNDERTAKER, KEEPS ON HAND rcadv-made and Metallic Coffins, Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal nut Lumber. Tuihctcs Ati. cpjcii'.i Cart Hcui, Critrta, Krt F. W. OTT3 8KLLS All kinds of MUSICAL ISSTRUMEITS Booki, SUttonerr, Candr and agar. ONE DOOU NORTH OF TOST -OFFICE. 400-tf F. SCHEOK, Manufacturer and Dealer in CIGARS AND TOBACCO. ALL KINDS OF SMOKING ARTICLES. Storeon Olive St., near the old Post-office Columbus Nebraska. 447-ly wyM""' &j3K Ir. E. L. SIGGINS, Physician and Surgpon. fcSTOflice open at all hours Bask Building. J J. BYRNE, DENTIST, COLUMBUS, NEB. 83T OJJice: Eleventh St., one door east of Journal building, up.stairs. TTEXBY G. CAREW, Attorney and Counselor at Law, COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. Formerly a member of the English bar; will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to him in this and adjoininz counties. Collections made. Office one door east of Schilz' shoe store, corner of olive and 12th Streets. Spricht Deutch. Parle Francais. 4I8-tf COLUMBUS BFM YAED, (One milo west of Columbus.) THOMAS FLYNN & SON, Tropr's. GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK ATways on Ilnnd. in QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS 371-tf CALIFORNIA WINES! Seil White, S1.25SS1.75 A GALLON -AT- SAML. GASS'S, Klerenth Street. MARY AI.RRIGIIT, Merchant Tailoress, 13th Street, eppcslte Peit-cSee. Men's and boys' suits made in the latest style, and good tits guaranteed, at very low prices. Men's Miits JG.00 to $0.00, according to the goods and work. Boys' suits $3.00 to $4.00, according to size. 3STCLKANING AND REPAIRING PONE.-g Ilring on your soiled clothing. A whole suit renovated and' made to ap pear as good as new for $1.25 424-y LDEKS&SCHEEIBER Blacksmith and Wagon Uak All kinds of repairing done at short notice. Wagons, Iluggies, Ac, &c; made to order. All work warranted. Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tatter sal, Columbus, Nebraska. 352 J. O. ELLIOTT, AGENT FOR THE STOVER WIND MILL $20 OSCILLATING FEED MILL, And All Kinds of Pumps AND PUMP MATERIALS! ALSO Challenge Wind and Feed If ills, Combined Shelter and Grinder, Malt Mills, Horse Poicers, Com Shelters and Fanning Mills. Pnmps Repaired on Short Notice, Farmers, come and examine our mill. You will find one erected on the premises of the Hammond House, in good running order. COLIMI11S Restaurant and Saloon! E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor. "Wholcsald and Retail Dealer in Foreign Wines, Liquors AND CIGARS, DOUBLIN STOUT, SCOTCH AND ENGLISH ALES. tST-Kentucky WTiiskies a Specialty. OYSTERS, In their season, BY THE CASE, CAN OR DISH, Utk Street, Somtk of Depot, WM. BECKEE, )DEALXB IN( GROCERIES, Grain, Produce, Etc. I. NEW STORE, NEW GOODS. Goods delivered Free of Charge, anywhere in the city. Corner of 13th and Madison Sts. North of Foundry. 397 pJAlXjjaEvv ''kBV4HHbiAiHu?M THE ADVOCATE'S RIGHT BOWER. It may be asked what we mean by putting a 'right bower' iu 6uch connection. It was Judge Lurlington'a own expression. Haifa dozen young lawyers, fresh from their studies, and just admit ted to the bar, were listening to his advise. The old jurist had a bottle of wine at his elbow, and was in a communicative mood. 'Young men,' he 6aid,' whatever may be your strait, never take a case before a jury or before any court, unless you have your right bower for a head.' If the reader surmises from this that the old judge was fond of eu chre, he will not have surmised a- miss. The young men looked at him in quiringly. I mean,' he added, that you shall never advocate a cause into the work of which you cannot enter with a clear conscience. You shall never accept a client whose cause you do uot believe to be just. 'Can that rule be always adhered to?' asked one of the listener. 'It can,' answered Lurlington em phatically. It is a lawyer's firm rock of foundation, and the only 6urc poiut of departure to the respect and confidence of his fellows.' 'Have you always followed that rule, judge?" 'I was never templed from it but once,' he replied. I will tell you the 6tory, if you would like to hear it.' Of course they would liko to ; and having laid aside his pipe, the old man commenced: 'One day I was wailed upon by a man who gave his name as Laban Sarfurt. He was of middle age, well dressed and at first sight appeared to be a gentleman; but the illusion was dispelled when approaching business. He was hard and unfeel ing and naturally a villain. Success in speculation had saved him from being a thief or a highwayman. I heard of him as a heavy dealer in the up-river land. He asked mo if I was willing to undertake a job which would call me to Shirctou. I told him I was open to anything legitimate which would pay.' 'Mr. Lurlington,' said he, tapping me with coarse familiarity upon the arm, I want to secure your services. You must not be engaged on the other side.' 'I told him if he would explain the case I might be better able to give him an answer.' He bit on en ormous quid of tobacco from a black plug, and, having got it into shape between his jaws, he went on with his story. 'The case was one of ejectment. An elderly man named Philip Ac ton, had died, leaving a valuable estate. There was nearly a thous and acres of land, with opportuni ties for developing immense water power, and ere many years that land would be worth more than a million dollars. At present upon the estate, and claiming it as a son of the de ceased, was a man calling himself "William Acton.' 'But,' said Sarfurt, 'he is not a legitimate child at all. His mother was Betsy Potwood, at one time a girl iu Acton's employ. Acton I know was never married. He bro't the boy up and educated him, and now the fellow thinks he will step into his protector's shoes. I can prove that I am the only living re lative of Philip Acton. He was my uncle my mother's brother and to a lawyer as smart as you, there can be no difficulty in proving my title. I can bring the witness to your hand. 'He told me he would give me five hundred dollars if I would under take the case, and an additional thousand if I gained. This was a big fee far more than I had then made in all my pleading. It was tempting. And yet I saw that it was not yet perfectly clear not en tirely honest. The probability was that this "William Acton was Philip's child ; and it was not impossible that Philip had married Betsy Tot wood. It struck me that Laban Sarfurt was a villain, and that he fancied he had young Acton so far in his power that he could eject him from the title. But what had I par ticularly to do with that? If I ac cepted a client, I must serve him. I had no business but to serve his in terest. I finally told Mr. Sarfurt that I would think the matter over, I should probably have business in Sbireton during the session of the court, aud I would call on him there and examine more carefully. I could not take his retainer until I had further light. 'But,' 6ays he, 'will you promise not to take up the other side?' 'I told him I would do nothing without fnrlhcr consultation with him.' 'Because he added, 'if yon are for inc I am sure to win. Acton can't find a lawyer that can hold a candle to you. I know them all.' 'No matter whether I believed him or not I did not feci flattered. 'Two weeks later I received a let ter from Sarfurt, promising me five thousand dollars if I won. 'The five thousand dollars is a strong argument. Was not law really a gume of chance, in which the strongest hand aud longest purse must win? I told myself yes. Yes and I sat down and wrote a reply saying that I would take the case. But I did uot mail it at once. That night I put it under my pillow, and slept over it ; aud on the following morning I threw it into the fire. I would not make up my mind until I had seen other parties until I had been ou the grounds. And I wrote to Laban Sarfurt to wait.' 'Two weeks later I harnessed my horse to the wagon, and with my wife and child, started for Shireton. 1 had been married two years and our little babe, a girl, was a year old, our pride, our pet, and our darling. Shireton was a distance of about thirty miles. "We had been having raiuy weather for a week or so and it was now cleared off" bright and beautiful. "We stopped aud took dinner at a wayside inn, four miles beyond which was a 6 1 ream which must be forded. The iunkceper told me that the stream was some what swollen from the late rains, but that if my horse was trusty there would be no danger. 'Arrived at the stream the "Wam patuck river I found the water in deed risen, and the current strong, but I saw that others had recently gone over, and I resolved to venture. I knew my horse and had faith iu him. My wife was anxious, but she trusted my judgment. A third of the way across the water was over the hub of the wheels. A little more and it would have reached the body of tho wagon. I began to be alarm ed ; I feared I had left the true track. Presently my horse stumb led and staggered, having evidently stepped upon a moving stone. The wagon swayed and tipped, and the flood poured iu upon us. My wife slipped, and iu a moment more we were in the water. With one hand I grasped the harness upon the horse, and with the other I held my wife. I was thus struggling when a wild cry from her lips startled the air. Our child was washed away. 'Oh, my soul !' I cannot tell you what I suffered during those mo ments. I could not help our dar ling. If I left my wife she was lost. I clung to the horse and clung to my shrieking wife shrieking to God for mercy for her child. The horse wa9 struggling for the shore. In the distance upon the bosom of the surging flood I could see our little one, her white dress gleaming in the sun, being borne swiftly away. A moment more and I saw a man plunge from the bank into the river. I saw this much and then an inter vening point of land shut out the scene. The horse was now rapidly nearing the shore, and ere long my wife and I were upon dry land, with the horse and wagon. As soon as I was sure my wife was safe I left her to care for the horse while I posted ofl down the river bank in quest of the swimmer and the child. 'You may well understand that all this time I was frantic. I was a machine being operated upon by a surging and agonizing emotion. How long or how far I wandered I do not know, but nt length I met a man, wet and dripping with my darling in his arms my darling safe and sound. He said that he had caught the child within a few rods of the fall, and that in landing he had cleared the fatal abyss by not more than two yards. He was a young man not more than twenty five handsome aud stalwart. He said he had seen my wagon tip, and was coming to my assistance when he saw the child washed away. I threw my life into the balance, said he with a gentle smile, 'and thank God I both the lives were saved !' 'I asked him how I should ever repay him. He stopped mo with an imploring gesture. 'If you talk of more pay than I have already received,' he said, 'It can rob me of the only solid reward I can claim, mercy! if saving the life of such a cherub is not enough of reward in itself, then hard is the heart that can crave more.' And with moistened eyes he told me that he had a child of his own at home an only child of nearly the same age. 'I asked him if he would tell me his name. "With a smile, he an swered that his name did not matter he was not sure that ho had a name. I then asked him if he knew me. He nodded, and said he tho't I might be Mr. Lurlington, of "Waldbridge. "When I tdld him that he was correct he 6aid that I must excuse him. He was wet and must hurry home. And with that he turned away. I was too deeply moved to stop him, and when he had disappeared I started to rejoin my wife with a dawning impression that the man might be slightly de ranged. But my darling was safe tier broad fleecy cloak had floated out aud kept her head above water and I went on my way rejoicing, resolved that the preserver of my child should uot be forgotten. 'I will not tell you of the emotion of my wife when she held her child once more iu her arms. "We reach ed Shireton before night and found quarters at a comfortable taveru. 'On the following day Laban Sar furt called upon me and was about to spread his evidence for my in spection, when I interrupted him. I told him I could not accept his confidence until I had made up my mind to take his case in hand. Something seemed to whisper that there was danger ahead. I did not feel comfortable iu that man's pres ence. I felt as though he was try ing to buy me. The court would sit in four days. I told him I would give him a final answer in two days from that. 'That evening I made a confidant of my wife, and asked her what I should do. 'If I take tho case,' I said, 'I am sure of five thousand dollars.' She bade me do what was right. 'God has been very kind to us,' she said. 'Let us look to him for our guidance.' 'After this I called on the clergy man of the place, whose son had been my classmate in college, and whom I had once before visited. He received mo heartily, and by and by I asked him about 'William Acton. The result of all he told may be summed up iu his closing sentence. Said he: 'I am sure "William Acton was Philip Acton's child in fact, I know it aud I think the father and moth er were married. Betsey died very soon after her child was born, and we know that Philip always treated the boy as a legitimate child; aud that he loved him as such I can con fidently affirm.' 'On the following morning after breakfast, as I sat by the window in the bar-room I saw, coming up the street, the man who had saved my child. He was walking slowly like one iu trouble. I pointed him out to my best aud asked him who he was. 'That is, "William Acton. Perhaps you have heard of the trouble he is likely to have with Laban Sarfurt. 'I said I bad heard. 'I hope he may come out all right, the host added ; but I am fear ful. He has got a hard and heart less customer to deal with. 'I shut my mouth and held my peace until Laban Sarfurt called for his answer. I said to him : 'Mr. Sarfurt, I have been consid ering all this time whether I could undertake your case with a clear conscience whether I should be helping the side of justice and right in helping you. I had concluded not to do so before I had seen "Wil liam Acton, to know him by name. I now know him for a man who nobly risked his own life to save the life of my child. For that deed I will reward him if I can. I have as yet accepted not one of your private disclosures, I have gained from you nothing which you could wish to keep from the public. I can not take your case, but I tell you frank ly, that, if you prosecute, I will de fend "William Acton.' 'I did not mind Sarfurt's wrath. He raved, and swore, and stamped, and then he went off and engaged two lawyers from Herkimer to take his case. I called upon Acton and told him I would defend him if he accepted my service as I had accept ed his. He took my band and thanked me. 'I have made a great many pleas iu my life, but I think I never made a better ouc thau I made to that jury on that occasion. They were out not over five minutes. By their verdict "William Acton was the law ful possessor of tho estate his father bad left. 'From that day I never hesitated to refuse a case to which I could not give my heart. Such a stand on the part of a lawyer becomes known, and the public feels it; and what the public- feels juries are bound to feel. 'Concerning "William Acton I will only add that he became my bosom friend. He always felt that he owed his valuable property to me ; and I knew that I not only owed the life of my child to him, but that to him I was indebted for the home that was mine for 30 years. Ho was very delicate In the gift of that piece of property. He deeded it to my wife. The husband of my oldest daughter is bis oldest 60B.' The Capitol Qnewtloa. The Capital question, as we learn from Hon. James Gibson has become a live question iu the legislature and will be acted upon the present ses sion. The bill appropriating $100, 000 to build a wing of a new Capit ol, which involves a levy of a one mill tax is now iu the hands of a House Committee, and a report up on it will soon be iu order. The question, then, must be met, and perhaps it Is well that it should be met by either appropriating money to build a new capitol by gradual approaches at Lincoln, or by sub mitting the question of location to a vote of the people the present year. "We havo been silent upon the subject 60 far, because we have been at a Iors to know exactly what was best under the circumstances. After reading the Governor's Mes sage, which was an indirect appeal to the legislature for an appropria tion to build a new capitol, we con cluded from what we kuew before of the tumble-down concern at Lin coln that action would be compelled out of a decent regard to the lives of the "assembled wisdom." But the safety argument is probably not tenable. The building is said to be safe enough, but it is inadequate. There is need of a new building for the proper custody of the public records and property, and such a building must be built in a short time at the longest. From these premises wc argue that the legislature docs well to dis cuss the subject, but there should not be too much baste in action. Columbus is our preferred location for the permanent capitol, on ac count of its central and accessible location, but as matters stand it may be wise aud better to let Lincoln remain the Capitol City until a fu ture time. We confess to no very decided views upon the subject of location. What we object to is the taxation and the danger of a large and needless expenditure aud waste of the people's money. As the Blair Times says, once upon this capitol business and there is no tell ing where it will end. If things'werc well enough as tbey are, we should favor letting it be ; we propose to merely moot the question, without deciding upon what should be done until wc can see more of its merits and know more of the situation. Not supposing that our views will control any result, we still desire to be right about it, and wc should be glad to hear from our people on a question that is of very great im portance to us all. Omaha Herald. An Alarming: Evil. The Heading Times and Dispatch states that Elizabeth Cady Stanton, in a lecture at Lebanon, on Saturday evening last, discantcd with more thau ordinary emphasis upon the almost complete surrender of the average woman to showy dressing which has come to be regarded as ouc of the most alarming of the so cial evils of the present day. Econ omists have been vainly striving to arrest the progress of this voluntary slavery by decrying it, and pointing out the bad results that must inev itably follow when a love for dress is carried to extremes. Where it will end there is no telling, but it is certain that it is producing a race which considers external adornment and the gratification of every pleas ure of vastly more importance than the cultivation of the intellect or the advancement of the arts aud man ufactures. It should be the duty of every sensible mother to foster the opposite of this peruicious fashion. The remedy for this evil is in their hands, and unless they interest them selves men may preach in vain. One of the first subjects that should engage the attention of the next Legislature, is the matter of providing for revenue for road pur poses, and as no sstisfactory enact ment for this purpose can be framed, under the Constitution, petitions should be circulated and presented, praying the legislature to frame an amendment to the Constitution and submit it to a vote of the people. When a new Road Law is framed, it should be made impartial in its application. Not real estate alone, but all taxable property should be taxed for road purposes. Good roads are as much a necessity for the banker, grain buyer and mer chant as to the farmer, and there is no justice of saddling the entire burden of keeping the public high ways in repair upon tho real estate. Butler Co. liepublican. "I say, Pat," said a philosopher, "can you be doing two things at the same time?" "Can't I?" answered Pat; "I'll be doing that any day!" "now?" asked the philosopher. "Why," replied Pat, "I'll be sleep ing and draining, too, at the same time, don't yon see ?" "low She Read Iler HHnbandV Letter. A middle aged woman had a let--ter handed her at the general deliv ery in the post-office, tho o"lher day, and she sat down on a window-sill to read it. Her iutercstwas intense from the start, aud she spoke up and said. "He calls me his little darling I That's good I" After reading a fow more lines shn said: "And he misses my society so much I" Halfway down the page she spoko again : "And he calls me his sunbeam his guardian angel I" She climbed up on the sill a little' further, turned the letter over, and mused : "And he's lost thrco pounds of flesh worrying about my health I He's just a dear, loving old darling that's what he is !" She reached the top of the fourth page aud exclaimed : "What ! Going east, eh r Further down she growled : "And he met that red-headed widow Ivcrnslmw on the cars, eh? I'll sec about that. He probably didu't tell her he was married." She got down to the "P. S," glan ced over a couple of Hues, and then yelled right out: "Not coming home until next week! Trains not running I Great press of business! 111 see whether he isn't coining. Boy! Where's the telegraph office?" And she ran across the street and sent her husband a dispatch that made the operator's hair stand up as he received and read it. Eqnul to the Occasion. Braggarts are generally easy to be scared. A French shoe-maker, fond of boasting that nothing could frighten him, proved an exception to the rule. Two young fellows re solved to put him to the test, so one bhammed dead, and the other pre vailed upon the shoe-maker to watch the body through the night. Being bus', he took his tools with him and worked beside the corpse. About midnight a cup of black coffee was brought to him to keep him awake, and he was so exhiliar ated by the draught that he struck up a merry song, still plying his hammer vigorously. Suddenly the would-be-corpse arose aud said, in sepulchral tones, "When a man is in the presence of death he should not sing." The shoe-maker was start led, but recovering his self-possession in a moment, dealt the corpse a blow on the head with his hammer as he uttered : "When a man is dead he should not speak." Scisaps. The best education ono can obtain is the education Expe rience gives. In passing through life, learn everything you can. It will all come in play. Don't bo frightened away from any pursuit because you have only a little timo to devote to it. If yon can't havo anything more, a smatteriug is in finitely better than nothing. Even a slight knowledge of the arts, sci ences, and the languages, opens up a whole world of thought. A little systematic endeavor one hour, or even half-an-hour, every day and a man may be considered learned before he dies. Learn thoroughly what you learn, be it ever so little, aud you may speak of it with confi dence. A few clearly defined facts and ideas are worth a whole library of uncertain knowledge. It is, indeed, gratifying to note that the press generally is awaken ing to the necessity, as a matter of public convenience, of rc-issuo of fractional currency. Our system of exchanges through the mails, has assumed such proportions, that a medium other than coin, is essential for remittances. ' Postage stamps are abominable, and many publish ers and merchants absolutely refuse to receive them on any account; silver is too heavy and too risky for transmission in letters, hence for small uses, the people should again be given fractional currency. Pub lic opinion prevents the Secretary of the Treasury from retiring the one and two dollar bills. Congress should atonce restore the still small er denominations. Scientific Rec ord. It is better not to ask too many questions abont the future. A cu rious husband that Is a husband who wa9 too curious asked his wife: "My dear, what kind of a stone do you think they will givo me when I am gone?" She answer ed coolly, "Brimstone, John !" A Kentucky editor says a neigh bor of his is so lazy that when bo works in the garden be moves about so slowly that the shade of his broad-brimmed bat kills the plants.