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THE JOURNAL. THE JOURNAL. I.'.lj.. .-' 2t i-tv ..u 1 " KA'iE& OK ADVKItTlSlNU Space. v 2w Imp 3m 6m yr 13 ISSUKD EVKKY WKDXESUAY, leol'mn Jl-MX) ?2( $35 SO JlOf 14 - 8.00 1 12 1 15 1 -JU 35 1 CO M. K. TURNER & CO., Proprietors and Publishers. K 0.1)0 9 I 12 15) 20 S: 1 4 Inches 5.25 7.30 11 24 I 15 27 i 3 ' - 4.50 0.75 10 12 15 2' 1 1.50 1 2.25 1 -t 5 1 5 1 10 Business and professional cards ten Hne or less space, per annum, ten dol lars. Lesral advrrtUeneut at statut rate. "Editorial local notices'' fifteen cents a lino each insertion. "Local notices' five cent a line each inser tion. Advertismento classified as "Spe cial notices" five cents a line first Inser tion, three cents a lino, each subsequent Insertion. tSTOfflcc in the JOURNAL building, Elercnth-st., Columbus, Xeb. Tcans Per year, $2. Six months, 51. Three months, 50c. nslc copies, 5c. "i .1 ! Y! t VOL. IX.--NO. 44?: v COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1879. ' WHOLE NO. 460. lit W imtpal 10 r CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION. A. S. Paddock, U. S. Senator, Beatrice. Alvin Saunders, U.S. Senator, Omaha. T.J. Majoul. Kep.. Peru. E. K. Valkxtise, Rep., West Point. STATE DIRECTORY: ALtitNUS Xanck, Governor, Lincoln. .'J. Alexander, Secretary of State. F. W. I.iedtke, Auditor, Lincoln. G. M. Uartlctt, Treasurer, Lincoln. C. .T. Dilworth, Attorney-General. S. R. Thompson, Supt. Public Insrue. II. C. Dawson, Warden of Penitentiary. '.)rAbibiey' I Prison Inspectors. O. II. Gould, l Dr. J. ft. Davis, Prison Physician. II. P. Mathewson,Supt. Insane Asylum. ' JUDICIARY: S. Maxwell. Chief Justice, :eorp B. -W Aoente judges. Amasa Cobb. J IOUKTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT. (i. W. Post, Judce. York. M. R. Reese, District Attorncj-, Wahoo. LAND OFFICERS: H. B. Iloxic, Register, Grand Island. Wm. Anyau, Receiver, Grand Island. COUNTY DIRECTORY: .1. G. HiRgins, County Judne. John Stauffer. County Clerk. V. Kummer, Treasurer. lli-nj. Splelman. Sheriff. It. L. Rokhsitcr, Surveyor. Wm. Hloedorn j John Walker, CountyCommissioners. John Wise. ) lr. A. Hcintz. Coroner. fi. L. Htrrett, Supt. or Schools. ?. S. McAllister,! T,.tt(.pcof!hePeacp Brron Millett, f -i""'"01"161 eace Charles Wake, Constable. CITY DIRECTORY: A. Spricc, Mayor. Jolin Schram, Clerk. John J. Rickly, Marshal. J. W. Early, Tronsurcr. S. S. McAllister, Police Judge. J. ft. Routson, Engineer. couxcilmkx: Ut H rd-,T. E. North, E. Pohl. 2d IFarif E. C. Kavanaugb. C. E. Morse. 3d HanJ-E. J. Baker, "Wm. Burges. ColarabRs Eot Office. (pen on Sundays tram 11 A. M. to 12 si. and from -J:nO to G r. si. Business hours except Sunday fi a. si. to d P. si. a rrn mails clac at 11:2) a. M. Western mails clo-c at 4:20 r.M. Mail Ieac Columbus for Madison and Norfolk, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday, T a. i. Arrives Moudays, Wednef days, and Fridays, 3 r. si. Y .r Monroe," Genoa. Watervillc and Al liion, daily except Sunday C A. SI. Ar rive, same, (1 1. si. YtKr Summit, Ulysses and Crete. Mon days and Thursdays, 7 a. si. Arrives Wednesdays, ami Saturday, 7 r. Si. For Uullevilltt. Osceola and York, Tues day. Thurday sand Saturdays, lp.si. Arrives ?t 12 si. Fr Wiir. Fnrral and Battle Creek. Mondavs and Wcdiiefdays, G A. St. Ar rives Tuesdays and Fridays at G p. M. For Shell Creek, Ne.bo, Creston and Stanton, on Mondays at 7 A. M. Ar rive Tih'sdavs P. M. For David CitV, Tuc-days, Thursdnvs and Saturdays, 1 P. m Arrives, at 12 si. U. I. Time Table. Eastward Hound. Emigrant, No.G, leaves at at ... C:25a. m. " ... 11:06 a. ni. " . . . 2:15 p. m. " 4:30 a.m. at . 2:00 p. in. 4:27 p.m. " .. 6:00 p.m. "... -1:30 a. m. rsseng'r, " , " Freight, " 8, " hrelghu "10. " Westward Bound. Freight. No. 5. leaves at l'akseng'r, " 3, ' Freight. " !, " Emigrant, 7. " Every dav except Saturday the ttiree li'ie leading to Chicago connect with V P. trsins at Omaha. On Saturdays there will be but one traiu a day, ns shown bv the following schedule: IC. & N. W. ) 7th and 2ith. Sent - -O., B.A;Q. 14tli ., II. I. V 1 . , B. & Q. j ., R. I. .t P.V . & N. W. 1 L -, Ik. V U. 1 Jl" nnu -3iii. .. . . Pit. .. - Ail. Oct .. . C, R. I. .t P.X 12th C. & x. w. ) mn O., U. I. & P.) 2d and S N. W. nth and 30 C, B. & Q. J lGth and :u. JVr 1 3Uth. .;., 11. .V u. I 0., R. I. & v.y C. Je N. W. J 7th and 2Sth. fitc 14th 21t Farm for Sale. ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY acres of excellent farm land in But ler County, near Patron P. O., about rqui-dUtaiit from three County Seats David Citv, Columbus and Schuyler; 60 acres under cultivation; 5 acres of trees, maple, cottonwood, ,vc: good frame house, granary, stable, sheds, &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 Jovjhnal odce, or address the undersigned at Patron P.O. 403 JOHN TANAniLL. FARM E KM! BE OF GOOD CHEER. Let not the low prices of your products dis eourage you, but rather limit your ex penses to your resources. You can do 60 by stopping at the new home of your fellow farmer, where you can liud good accommodations cheap. For hay for team for one night and day, 2Ti cts. A room furnished with a cook stove and bunks, in connection with the stable free. Those wishing can be accommo dated at the house of the undersigned at the following rates: Meals 25 cents; beds 10 cents. J. B. SENECAL, X mile east of Gcrrard's Corral. dlllJ' not easily earned in these N times, but" it can be made vP I I I in three months by any one of cither sex. in any part of the country who is willing to work steadily at the employment that wc furnish. ?G6 per week in your own town. You need not be away from home over night. You can eive your whole time to the wort, or only your spare moments. We 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 so easily and rapidly at any other busi ness. It costs nothing to try the busi ness. Terms and $5 Outfit free. Address at once. II. IIai.i.tt & Co., Portland, "Main 375-y. Ucan make monev faster at work for us than at anything else. Capital not required; we will start you. $ 12 per day at home made by the indus trious." Men. women, hoys and cirls wanted everywhere to work for us. Now Is the time. Costly outfit and terms free Address Trce A Co., Augusta, Maine x week in your own town. f5 Outfit free. No risk. Reader if you want a business at which persons of cither sex can make great pay all the time they work, write for particulars to H. Ha lett Si Co Portland, Main. $66 BUSINESS CARDS 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. 2G4. "W. -A. OLABK, Mil-Writ al Ei, COLUMBUS, NEB. 402-12 ai. weise:i'i..ijii. ILL repair watches and clocks In i h lpt. iminncr. and cheancr than W it can be done In any other town. Work left with Saml. Gass, Columbus, on 11th street, one door east of I. Glnck's store, or with Jlr. WeNenflub at Jackkou, will be promptly attended to. 415. S'RUOK MILLETT. BVROX SIILLETT, Justice of the Peace and Notary Public. Hf. MIIXGTT At S03T, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus, Nebraska. N. B. They will give c!oe attention to all business entrusted to them. 248. RTAN & DEGAN, TWO doors east of D. Ryan's Hotel ou 11th street, keep a large stock of Wines. Liquors. Cigars. And everything usually kept at a flrst elass bar. 411 x FOE SALE OS TRADE ! MARES 9 COLTS, Teams of Horses or Oxen, SAIfiB-i: 1MKVIES, wild or broke, at the Corral of 42t GERHARD & ZEIGLER. B0LAKB & SUITS, DETJGGISTS, Wholesale- and Retail, TEBRASKA AVE., oppnbite City JL Hall, Columbus, Nebr. 3TLow prices" and fine goods. Prescriptions and family vecipes a specialty. 417 STAGE UODTE. JOHN I1UBER, the mail-carrier be tween Columbus and Albion, will leave Columbus everyday except Sun day at G .('clock, sharp, passing through Monroe, Genoa, WnUrville, and to Al 1 ion The hack will call at cither of the Hotels for passengers If orders arc left at the post-oflicc. Rates reason able, toAlbion. 222.1y imm m saddler? ! AtH. Cramer's old stand Opposite I. Gluck's ou 11th Street. CUSHIONS a specialty. Rppairinc neatly done and charges very low. G. G. Hksisteap, Proprietor. J. C. Pakkkk, foreman. Columbus Meat Market! WEBER & KNOBEL, Prop's. KEEP ON HAND ali kinds of fresh meats, and smoked pork and beef; also freh fish. Make sausage a spec ialty. SSTRcmcmbcr the place, Elev enth St., one door west of D. Ryan's hotel. 417-tf Iic(rIcZM' 31 cat Market. w,hlni;ton Ate-, nrrlj- opposite Court Ilonsr. OWING TO THE CLOSE TIMES, meat will be sold at this market low. low down for CA6H. Best 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. 267. D0CT0E B0NESTEEL, IT. S. EXAMINING SUKGEOJT, COLUSIBUS, 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 norih of E. J. Baker's grain otDce. Residence, corner Wyoming and Walnut streets, north Columbus, Nebr. 33-tf MRS. W. L. COSSEY, Dress and Shirt Maker, 3 Door West or Still man's Dm; Store. Dresses and shirts cut and made to order and satisfaction guaranteed. Will also do plain or fancy sewing of any de scription. JST PRICES VERY REASONABLE. Give me a call and try my w ork. 425-ly HENRY GASS, UNDERTAKER, KEEPS ON HAND ready-made and Metallic Coffins, Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal nut Lumber. VuiliCtn 1t. ejjititi ZzsA Rzzxt, CsfcsVa, Hrt NEBRASKA HOUSE, S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r. Nebraska Ave., South of Depot, COLt'aiBL'S, WEB. A, new house, newly furnished. Good accommodations. Board by day or week at reasonable rates. 2TSctj a Firat-Clas Tabic. Heals, ..25 Cents. Lodgings 25 Cts SS-2tf ifa . fr,-yTJ--T-?Mtfifepr' Ir.E. Ms. SIGGirVS, Physician and Surgpon. J3T0fBcc open at all hours Bank Building. J J. BYRNE, DENTIST, COLUMBUS, NEB. K3T Office: Eleventh St., one door east of Jouknal building, up-stairs. TJEXBY G. CAKE W, Attorney and Counselor at Law, COLUSIBUS, NEBRASKA. Formerly a member of the English bar: will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to him in this and adjoining counties. Colleetions made. Office one door east of Schilz' shoe store, corner of olive and 12th Streets. Spricht Deutch. Parle Francais. 418-tr COLUMBUS Bffi YABD, (One mile west of Columbus.) THOMAS FLYNN & SON, Propr's. GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK Always on IXand In QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS 37I-tf CALIFORNIA WINES! 28iiiWiite, S1.25BS1.75 A GALLON -AT- SAML. GASS'S, KkTonth Street. MARY AI.11ECIGIIT, Merchant Tailoress, 13ta Street, cpp::I'.e ?:st-:2co. Men's and boys' suits made in the latest style, and good tits guarauteed. at very low prices. Men's suits $0.00 to W.OO, according to the goods and work. Boys' suits $3.00 to $4.00, according to size. USTCLEANING AND REPAIRING DONE.23 Ilring on your soiled clothing. A whole suit renovated and' made to up pear as good as new for $1.25 424-y LUERS&SCHEEIBER Slacksmitli a&i Wagon Maker. All kinds of repairing done at short notice. Wagons, Iluggies. &c, &c made to order. All work warranted. Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tatter sal, Columbus, Nebraska. 352 J. C. ELLIOTT, AGENT FOR THE STOVER WIND MILL $20 OSCILLATING FEED MILL, And All Kinds of Pumps AND PUMP MATERIALS! ALSO Challenge Wind and Feed Jfills, Combined Shelter and Grinder, Malt Mills, Horse Powers, Corn Shelters and Fanning Mills. Pnraps Repaired oil Short Notice, Farmers, come and examine our mill. You will find one erected on the premises of the Hammond House, in good running order. COLI.UBIJS Restaurant and Saloon! E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor. "Wholesald and Retail Dealer in Foreign Wines, Liquors AND CIGARS, DOUBLIN STOUT, SCOTCH AND ENGLISH ALES. ESTKentucky Whiskies a Specialty. OYSTERS, In their season, BY THE CASE, CAN OI2 DISB, 11th Street, South of Depot, WM. BECKEK, )DEALER 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. 3W j&2& csmHim uHJHFU nOW BETSEY AND I MA BE UP. BV WILLgM. CARLKTON. Give us your hand, Mr. Lawyer; bow do you do to-day ? You drew up that paper I s'pose you want your pay. Don't cut'down vour figures; make it an XoraV: ' For that 'ere written agrepment was just the makin' of me. Goin' home that evenin' rtell you I was blue, Thinkin' of all my troubles, and what I was goin' to do: And if my bosses hadn't been the stead iest team alive, They'd 've tipped me over, certain, for I couldn't sec where to drive. No for I was laborin' under a heavy loud; No for I was travclin' an entirely dif ferent road; For 1 was a-tracin' over the path of our lives ag'in, And secin' where wc missed the way, and where wc might have been. And many a corner we'd turned that just to a quarrel led, When I ought to've held my temper, and driven straight ahead; And tiic more I thought it over the more those memories came, And the more I struck opinion thatjjl was the most to blame. And things I had long forgotteu kept rioiii' in my mind, Of little matters betwixt us, where Bet sey was good and kind; And tuese things flashed all through mc, as you know things sometimes will When a fi-ller's alone in the darkness, and everything is still. " But," says I, " we're too f.ir along toffl take another track, And when 1 put my hand to the plow I do not oft turn back; And tain't nil uncommon thingjiow for couples to smash in two;" ' And so 1 set my teeth together, and vowed I'd see it through. When I came in sight o' the house 'twas soine'at in the night, And just as I turned a hill-top I see the kitchen light; Which often a hati'somc pictur' to a hungry person makes, But it don't interest a fellow much that's goin' to jiull up stakes. And when I went in the house, the ta ble was set for me As good a supper's I ever saw, or ever want to sec; And I crammed the agreement down in my pocket as well as I could, And fell to catin' my victuals, which somehow didn't taste good. And Betsey pretended to look jibout the house, But she watched my side coat-pocket like a cat would watch a mouse; And then she went to loolin' a little k with a tup, cAnd intently rcadin' a newspaper, i a-holdin' it wrong Mde up. And when I'd done my Mipper, I drawed the agreement out, And gave it to her without a word, for she kuowed what 'twas about; And then I hummed a little tune, but now and thcu-u note Was liu'stcd by some animal that hopped up in my throat. Then Betsey, she got her specs from off the mauteLshelf, And read the article over quite softly to herself; Read it by little and little, for her eyes " is cettin' old. I And lawyers' writin' ain't no print, es- V, peciany wucn irs com. And after she'd read a little she gave my arm a tuck, And kindly said she was afraid I was 'lowing her too much; And wllfll kltn U'nti tlirmlfrli ulirt i,ntif frw me, her face a strcamin' with tears, . .linn nisjeu jnu iui luu nisi, nine in over 1 twenty years I I don't know what you'll think, 8ir I didn't come to inquire But I picked up that agreement and stun'cd it in the lire; And I told her we'd bury the hatchet alongside of the cow: And we struck an agreement ne'er to have another row. IA Till LH Wt tnt n.1ltl!tlf tli.nn n..HHAHn P rC tlin niirlif i ...r m"P":L u-i ,. i .uu i)um;u our UL.ll 13 10 cacn Oilier j until they both grew light; VAnd the days when 1 was winnin' her iiuiu so many men Was notbin' to' that evenin' I courted her over agaiu. Next morning an ancient virgin took pains to call on us. Her lamp all trimmed and a-burnin' to kindle another fuss; But when she went topryin'and openin' of old sores My Betsey rose politely, and showed her out-of-doors. Since then I don't deny but there's been a word or two, But we've got our eyes wide open, and know just what to do; When one speaks cross the other just meets it with a laugh, And the first one's ready to give up considerable more than half. Maybe you'll thiuk mc soft, sir, a-talkin' in thii, style, But somehow it docs mc lets of good to tell it once in a while; And I do it for a compliment 'tis so that you can see That that there written agreement was - just the makin' of me. So make out your bill, Mr. Lawyer: don't stop short of an X; Make it more if you want to, for I have got the checks. I'm richer than a National Bank, with all it treasures told, For I've got a wife at home now that's worth her weight in gold. IREK'S AUCTION. 'And must all go? Can nothing be saved?" querulously questioned Mrs. Arthur, her hands listlessly folded across her lap, her air betok ening utter helplessness, as she look ed pitifully toward the beautiful girl whom she addressed. "Nothing, mamma," nuswered the latter, drawing nearer as 6he spoke, and kneeling by the other's side, while she laid her fiuger caressingly upon her mother's pale cheek " only each other; but papa's death has taught us how much that is. Don't worry, dearest. I hope the sale will enable us to buy furniture more suitable to the few rooms which for a time must be our future home, until I can secure some pu pils and get the little home in the country where you are to live, sur rounded by birds and flowers, and forget that the red flag ever waved t from your door." They were brave words, bravely spoken so bravely as not' to betray the effort they cost the speaker. S12 months before, Irene Arthur had reigned a bolle in her father's magnificen t home, when, like a thun derbolt from a clear summer sky, came that father's failure and death in quick succession, with the lessons experience only teaches, of friends deserting in the hour of need little by little learning the necessity of standing alone and seeing hope drifting further and further in the distance, until the present, with its absolute emergencies, roused her to action. The small head, set so regally upon the slight, sloping shoulders, held itself more regally still j the red, full-curved lips were pressed more proudly together, ns Irene buckled on her armor for the fray. The hardest part was over now. Her mother had been told the worst which could befall them. She must now take her from this spot, hallow ed by memory, before tlio desecrat ing foot of sliangers entered it. A few days' search, and she was rewarded by finding, in a quiet house, a suite of rooms which met at once her purse and her require ments, in sad contrast to the elegant luxuriance with which she had been surrounded her life long, but where, at least, her mother was saved the sight of the red flag, which seemed to her to be dyed iu her heart's blood. ''Is there nothing you would wish to save, Miss Arthur?" questioned a voice at her side, the morning of the sale. She turned haughtily toward the stranger, but something in his clear blue eyes bent upon her witnessed the words held honest meaning. "I beg your pardon, sir," she an swered, unable te disguise wholly the pride these latter days had de veloped so forcibly ; "I have not the pleasure of your acquaintance." 'It is for me to beg pardon. I forgot I might not be known to you personally, though I am thcauc tioneer appointed by the estate. Your lather once did me a great kindness, and, though I would not seem intrusive, I should like very much to preserve any article you may desire." "With many thnnkp, sir, I desire to receive no favors," she replied, coldly, and passed on, to take one fleeting look ere she fled lo the place she must now learn to call home, to be haunted all day by the sound of the auctioneer's hammer and the voices of strangers desecrating the halls. But when, in the dusk of the even ing, a cart stopped before the door, and one by one articles hallowed by association her father's chair, her own desk, her mother's favorite pictures were brought in, the feel ing so long repressed gave way to a burst of tears. Who had done this thing? For one moment the honest blue eyes which had met her own that day rose before her. But no ! such del icacy belonged not to their owner's, rank in life. Nor was it a stranger's work. Some one must have known her well to have selected the few things it had been such bitter war fare to part with. They were, indeed, like old friends sent lo comfort her, as, in the weary days that followed, her tired eyes would rest upon them in her bitter struggle for the daily necessities of life for herself the luxuries which to her mother had become neces sities. Business had thrown her more than once with Earl Kenneth, the owner of the blue eyes. There had been matters connected with the sale which had compelled her to meet him, until he grew to her al most as a friend, nnd at times 6he would forget the social gulf which separated them she, the once wealthy banker's daughter, he, a man who had risen from the humb lest ranks, but whose soul was that of a nobleman. The friends she had once known she no longer knew. They rode; she walked, and must stand on the curb to let their carriages drift by. Earl's cheery voice and pleasant smile, her mother, too, grew to welcome, with the few choice flow ers, or the early fruit, he ever laid so quietly in Mrs. Arthur's hand, growing daily paler and thinner. But one evening, as he sat by Irene's 6ide alone, very calmly, very truly, yet with a certain humbleness he told her that he loved her, and asked her to become his wife. "I caunotbeartosec yon struggle, he Eaid. "Once, a9 you well know, I conld not have asked you lo be come my Wife; and, though I have not forgotten, dear, that I am a man who has only houor and ambition, I yet cau take you from this life of toil, cau shield you with my breast, can toil for you and yours, if you will give me the precious assurance I seek." Was the man mad? The pride she had forgotten in these quiet months now surged upward, as sho turned toward him with pale and sparkling eyes. "Sir, you insult me 1" "No man insults a woman with his honest love, Miss Arthur," he answered, the pride in hers bearing its icflex on his face. "I loved you nay, I love you I My love you spurn. I can never oiler it a;ain, Miss Irene; but remember should you ever need it, it is always yours, ready to do for you, to suffer for yon, to die for you I" "Why does not Earl come?" ques tioned the invalid. "I want to see him I miss him. Write, Ireuc,and tell him he must call this evening." She wrote, in obedience: "Mamma asks for you. She knows nothing. If you will occasionally drop in to see her I shall be glad." It cost her pride a struggle to send even this; but was it possible it also brought a thrill of something like pleasure that she should meet him once more? The weeks hud seemed strangely long without him. Why had she thus answered him ? Of course the thing he asked was impossible ; but, ah, how cruel she had spurned him ! Had he forgotten it? She had ex pected some trace of sorrow on the handsome brow; but when he en tered, in obedience to her summons, the old frank smile lit up his face, as, devoting himself to the invalid, he spoke to her only when courtesy required. Somehow, these weeks seemed to have improved him too. lie had acquired a polish ; or was it only iudiflerence,wherc love had reigned ? "Men easily forget," she thought, and with the thought she sighed. The winter wore to an end, and slowly the invalid grew weaker and more weak. The shock had been greater than her nervous system could bear, and she sank under it day by day, until the exertion of moving from her bed to her couch became too great, when, for the first time, the realization burst upon her daughter that she was soon to be left desolate indeed. Earl, during these months, came and went as of old ; but sometimes Irene nsked herself if his words to her had not been a dream Not once did his eyes rest on her with the old look not once did he hold for a single moment the little fingers within his own ; and a sense of empty disappointment, none (he less bitter because unacknowledged, brought to the proud young eyes many an unshed tear. But bitter sorrow was in store, as the invalid's rest approached more and more near until the Angel of Death stoop ed and gathered her to his breast. Earl was there at the last, and, as she lay so quietly on her pillows they thought her spirit had already flown she sudden!' roused, and laid her daughter's hand in his. "Take her !" 6hc said. "I give her to you I" Then the eyes closed forever. "Do not mind it; she meant only as a brother, Irene," he said, in com fort, days after, to the weeping girl, and Irene wondered she could not as such accept it. So the weary days merged into wcek, the weeks into months, and the proud young spirit learned its own bitterness. She saw Earl rare ly now there was no longer the in valid's impatient demands upon his time. Some of the old friends had come forward in this second hour of suffering; but through all she miss ed him, and the thought that he had learned forgctfulness brought her no comfort. Sho was thinking of him one evening, when he entered. "I am going away, Miss Irene," he said. "Will you bid me God speed ?" The old pride struggled for mas tery against the choking in the slen der throat, but the words she strove to utter refused to come. "I have been studying law during these years of hard work, and am now able to wait for the practice I hope will come. You will think of me sometimes, Miss Irene, and if iu trouble, remember the words I once said that I stand always ready to act the part of a friend. Is even this asking too much ?" he added, as her silence continued. Had he, then, forgotten all his words the love he had said was hers forever or did its pale ghost lie buried, too ? But she must speak she must not let him know. "Good-by !" she faltered; then,, spite of herself, the words she had thought locked in her heart burst from her: "Earl do not go. I can not bear it 1" "Irene!" Where hail his icy in difference fled now?HiR face was pale; his voice trembled in his struggle forcalintiess. "What mat ters it to you ?" "Everythiugl". she exclaimed, as her pride lay with folded wings at her feet. "Or, if you must go, take me with you !" "Irene, do you know what your words mean that I can take you only as my wife? My darling, is this true?" But, iu answer, she sprung into his open arms, dimly realizing that the color mantling her cheek was the abhorred red flag with which the had announced the nuctiou of herself to the highest bidder; but Earl, holding her close to hid heart, will yield his prize nevermore. There is no such thing as luck in this world. The idea is preposter ous. The man who depends on it will never amount to anything; will be a nicro cipher. One might as well wait for the ocean to dry up and reveal its hidden treasures; fish to come ashore to be caught ; grain to jjrow without planting, or gold to come ready dug and coined. The men called the most lucky who never had even a distant idea of valuable things coining for the wishing the men who arc the strongest put their shoulders to the wheel, pulled the hardest against wind and tide, dug the deepest into the earth and fought the bravest against odds. Success is not luck not in the least. It did not coma by chance, but wns the result of long and stren uous effort. There was no waiting, no idle hoping. The probabilities were seized and the possibilities worked out to the utmost fraction. While the foolish dreamers were idle the successful man was up and doing. Ho knew that doomsday would come as soon as luck. Belief iu luck is the most senseless of superstitious. If the affairs of this world were dependent upon it, reasoning powers would never have been given ; knowledge would nev er have been bestowed ; the brain less faculties of beasts in the field would have been all sufficient. We would only have had to wait. Luck would have brought all wc needed that is to the fortunate and for those cursed by "bad luck," there would have been no struggling against fate, and the sooner they bowed their miserable heads to the decree and quietly ended their exis tence the belter. The belief in luck makes "tramps," existing upon the bounty and filch ing the honest and hard won sub stance of others. The only luck he will ever find will be a home iu a poor house and a pauper's grave. The idea of luck is disproved by everything since since creation, by creation itself. Luck did not bring order from chaos, and will never produce food and clothing, nnd honor and a fair name. It is all moonshine of the thinnest quality. Young man, all the luck you can find will be wrought.out by brain and muscle by effort and daring and unbending will; by plunging into the stream ; by climbing the moun tain, by "paddling your own canoe," by nerve, by pushing; by a brave fronf and heart; by kicking hope out of doors; by resisting the temp tation to sloth ; by turning a deaf ear to idle dreams. Fools alone trust to any other means of acquir ing reputation and fortune. Verily, believers (and followers of their belief) in luck, will find them selves in the situation of Cowper's people : "Who spent their lives In dropping buckets into empty wcIU And growing tired of drawing nothing up." Worldly WUdom. In vain does man try to content him?clf with material enjoymcut; the soul recoils dissatisfied with its own pride, self-love and ambition. But on the other hand, what a mis erable existence is that of cold, calculating men, who deceive them selves nearly a much as others, and who repel the generous inspirations which may be born in (he hearts, as a disease of imagination which needs to be dissipated to the air. What a poor existence also is that of men, who not satisfied with doing evil, treat as folly the source of those beautiful actions, those great thoughts. They confine themselves in a tenacious mediocrity; they con demn themselves to that monotony of ideas, to that coldness of senti ment, which lets the days go by without drawing from them cither fruit, progress, or remembrances; and if time did not wriuklu their features, what marks would they retain of its passage? If they bad not to grow old and die, what seri ous reflections would ever enter their minds? Training: Steers to Werlr. It is a well trained mind which ie fully equal to the task of Irain'.njj animals to labor, especially animate which cannot understand that Irbor has any result. It is not the nr.'nrc of the ox or the horse to labor. It is little wonder then that ho should bo unwilling to labor until, by dint of sufficient training, ho is brought into its practice from habit. Man in training the animal should remem ber that he is tbo thiuking and rea soning being that ho mut do all the thiuking of both parlies. It is too often tho case that he, too, al lows himself to bo overcome by passion and rendered ns little cap able of thinkin; as the brute. It is a rule always in breaking animals to require nothing which they cannot easily pcrform,and place them iu such circumstances that they cannot avoid performing it. Beating should never be resorted to. If you want gentle, kind animals, treat them so as to make them kind. Thu following method of training steers to work will be found to be a good one : First, have a yard so well and thoroughly fenced that they can not run far away from you not so far but that you are closo by their side all the time. Get your etcers in the yard and begin with familar iziug them to your presence, start them around yon, they doing the traveling nnd you looking on, talk ing mildly to them nnd motioning ns you want them to learn. Control your voice. There is no brute so low in the scale of intelligence as not to be able to read au angry or excit ed voice. So long as you keep tho voice calm, you may have tho mastery allow yourself to bcromo excited or adopt the screaming method, nnd you have lo3t a po'rtlou of your control over them that is all gained by controlling yourse.f. A day's time in a small yard with n yoke of steers is well spent this, and by night they will have lear icd that you require certain things of them, as walking forward at your beck, etc. They may generally be yoked the firat day and unyoked several times. This will accn3tom them to being handled. Above all, be patient. If you discover that they cannot understand you when you talk to them, yon should re member the greater difficulty for them to uuderstand what is wanted, etc. When they obey the motiou of the hand and stop and start at the word, you may drive them where you like. Study what they need teaching well. When tho work i8 done it will be a proud monument to your patience and skill, or the contrary. You can succeed by care, the use of reason, not tho whip, and laborious effort. If n well broken team is tho result of your labor, yon have wrought well. If you have succeeded only in producing faults instead of avoiding them, you havo wrought ill, and the result of your labor i9 its own condemnation. Western Rural. Share and Share Alike. "Yes," grumbled an interesting husband, "my wife romes to ine for money to buy me a Christmas pres ent with; fine way of doing busi ness, and it is the proper way, and if that husband will please stand up a minute, we will address our re marks to him personally: "Don't you know, sir, that the money be longs as much to your wife as it does to you, only you chance to hold the purse strings? Don't you know that to her industry, her self-denial and her intelligence, you owe more than you will be able to pay if you live a hundred years? Don't yon know that when yon pnff yourse!f up with the idea that she U livirg on your bounty, that yon are worso than an egotistical fool ? And last ly, don't you know that the best thing you can do, and the right thing, is to give your wife a regular allowance to spend as she chooses, her share of the joint earnings? If you don't know it, it 13 high time that you found it out, and you can now sit down. A schoolmaster thus describes a money lender: "He serves you in the present tense; he lends in the conditional mood ; keeps you in tbo eubjective, and ruins you in the future." The best thing ever said of ghosts was said by Coleridge, when asked by a lady if he believed in them. 'No, madame; I have seen too many of them to believe in them." A correspondent says that the re ported use of tho whipping-post in Delaware is "all in yonr eye," be cause it is "under the lash." Think not of faults committed in tho past, when one has reformed his conduct.