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Journey ly Wagon from Columbus, eirsk, to
Washington Territory-Jottings bytheWajr.
Editor Jocrxal : Passing down
the Muddy we see in camp eighteen
wagons from Missouri ; in company
with this party we left Cheyenne
city.. They had out-traveled us and
now we had overtaken them, and
we all camp about the same place
that night, some forty wagons in
all. On the side of the bluffs some
of the parlies discovered a large
vein of coal, some of which when
taken to camp burned well.
Xcxt day about noon we reach
the border of the alkali desert. A
feeling akin to awe appears to per
vade the throng as they gather to
discuss the question what is best to
do the object was to drive as near
as practicable, then lay over, to let
the teams feed and rest, and start
out the next morning ; but the coun
try is all bare of grass and the
teams, now hungry, arc on the bor
der of the desert. The ground in
many places is white with alkali,
and the sage brush which grew so
thick is dwarfed or disappears alto
gether, and we are reminded haviuj;
read of the Dead Sea shore, and
fancy gives a resemblance. The
teams arc unhitched and turned
loose to pick what they can, while
some with butcher knives cut the
coarse bunch grass, and the bunches
though few and far between, are
put in sacks. Grain is fed and we
are hitched up again and start.
There h one redeeming quality
about this wo never saw better
roads than on this desert. The bluffs
in many places arc red like paint or
the color of well burned brick,and as
evening closes in we reach Barrel
Springs, so named in overland stage
days; the water of these springs is
anything but pleasant, and as all
have carried water in their kegs
they don't need auv for their own
use, ami give as little to the teams
as they will get along with. "Wc
camp a little west of the springs
where is a little scattering grass in
a valley, and next day before uoon
cross Bitter Creek; no one wants to
use the waters unless iu small quan
tities. James Sccliv.
There is not on earth a more love
ly Bight than the unwearied care and
attention of children to their
parents. "Where filial love is found
in the heart, wo will answer for all
the other virtues. Xo young man
or woman will turn out basely, wc
sincerely believe, who has parents
respected and beloved ; a child, af
fectionate and dutiful, will never
bring the gray hairs of its parents
to the grave. The wretch who
breaks forth from wholesome re
straint, and disregards the laws of
his country, must have first diso
beyed his parents, showing neither
love nor respect for them. It is sel
dom the case that a dutiful son is
found iu the ranks of vice, among
the wretched and degraded. Filial
love will keep men from sin and
crime. There will never come a
time while your pareuls live, when
you will not be under obligations to
them. The older they grow the
more need will there be for your
assiduous care and attention to their
wants. The venerable brow and
frosty hair speak loudly to the love
and compassion of the child. If
sickness and infirmity make them
at times fretful, bear with them pa
tiently, not forgetting that time ere
long may bring you to need the
same care and attention. Filial love
never goes unrewarded. Amethyst.
"Broke down did you ?' queried
a wagon-maker, as a farmer's team,
hitched to the front wheel? of a
wagon, halted at his door.
"Mashed by the care," was the
"Train struck you eh?"
"Well, kinder. I had on a load of
fence posts, and when I reached the
crossing the train was right at hand.
I put the whip on to Sarah, and I
give Bill a yauk on the lines, and
then I figgercd on my chances.
I'm a wholo four-hoss team on men
tal arithmetic, I am, and I waVt a
minute calkulating that air locomo
tive would striko the off hind-wheel
of my wagon. Bill reared up, Sarah
shied, and the engine tooted over
four hundred times a minute; but I
had them tiggcrs right down fine'
"The engine ran into the wagon
"Of course it did! struck that
hind wheel exactly as I calkelatcd,
lifted me jist as high as I calkelatcd.
landed them horses and fence posts
whare 1 calkelatcd and now I calkc
late that you want about twenty
dollars to repair the busts on this
He was right on that, too. Noth
ing like arithmetic
lt Doc" Middleton was arrested on
a warrant for stealing thirty-five
horses from William Irving, of
Cheyenne, in 1877, for which Likens
once captured him, but he broke
jail at Sidney. At the time of his
arrest there were fifteen soldiers a
half mile from the canyon, but they
did not take part. Middleton is
only 28 years old. lie says he fully
intended, bad he been pardoned as
he expected, to take up a claim and
go to farming.
Charles Lamb once said that the
greatest pleasure he knew was to do
a good action by stealth and to have
it found out bv accident.
The Lyon County (Nev.) Times,
writing of the ludicrous mistakes at
a recent school examination there,
says : Although the replies indicated
a reasonably-high degree of profi
ciency among the scholars, some lu
dicrous mistakes were made :
A boy was told to correct the fol
lowing sentence: " Milo began to
lift the ox when he was a calf." The
reply was: " Milo, when he was an
ox, began to lift the call."
A little boy was asked: " What
are tne principal minerals in Ne
vada?" He replied, without the
least hesitation : u Gold, silver and
To the question, " How would
you go from New Yorkjto San
Francisco by water?" a boy in the
same department replied promptly
and with the utmost assurance:" By
Another scholar in the same class
being asked, " Why do you celebrate
the Fourth of July?" auswered un
hesitatingly : " Because three Pres
idents died on that day."
A boy in the high school, having
been required to give the plural of
two answered "Three!" and re
sumed his seat with a self-satisfied
A correspondent of the Methodist
advises the uso of water instead of
wine at communion, and says "The
emphasis of the command which in
stitutes the Lord's supper is not on
the pronoun 'this' indicating the
substances used, but on the verbs
' cat ' and ' drink,' and on the spirit
ual purpose designated by the phrase
1 in remembrance of me.' The sym
bolic character of the Sacrament no
moro requires a particular kind of
bread. The bread used in our time
is not usually, at least, perhaps nev
er, the same in kind as that used by
our Saviour. He instituted the sup
per with the common drink of the
country and time; whether it was a
fermented wine does not concern
our argument. Our common drink
is water and not -wine; and it is
practicallj' difficult for most church
es to procure wine that is not adul
terated. Wc should use water at
the Lord's supper with a good con-
The Knights of Honor, through
their organization, last year dis
bursed to the brethren who died of
yellow fever over seven hundred
thousand dollars. This year wc arc
informed the order will, aside from
meeting all death benefits of $2,000
each, call upon every member of the
order to contribute 50 cents percap
ta. With this fund a large force of
nurses will be provided for the
brethren who arc stricken down
with the scourge. After minister
ing to the wants of the members, a
fund will always be available to pro
cure transportation for any member
of the order who may desire to leave
the parts affected by the fever. The
members of the order hope by being
able thus to administer timely aid to
the unfortunate, to greatly lessen the
death rate among those who belong
to the fraternity. Ex.
The boy stood on the back-yard
fence, whence all but him had lied,
the flames which lit his father's bam
shone just above the shed. One
bunch of crackers in his hand, two
others iu his hat, with piteous ac
cents loud he cried, " I never
thought of that!" A bunch of
crackers to the tail of one small dog
he'd tied ; the dog iu anguish sought
the barn, and 'mid its ruins died ;
the sparks flew wide, and red and
hot, they iit upon that brat; they
fired the crackers in his hand and
eke those in his hat. Then came a
burst of rattling sound the boy !
Where was he gone? Ask of the
wiuds that far around strewed bits
of meat and bone, and scraps of
clothes, and balls and tops, and
nails hooks, and yarn, the. relics ot
the dreadful boy who burned his
father's barn. Springfield Union.
North Platte expects a visit and
lecture from Colonel Ingersoll some
time iu September, as a personal
friend ot that distinguished orator,
who resides in that place, has re
ceived a conditional promise from
him to that etlect. If Mr. Ingersoll
docs lake a western trip this fall, it
is hoped that he will not go through
this state without giving Hastings
the pleasure of hearing one of his
eloquent lectures. Hasting. Jour
nal. The claim of Tom Ewing as to be
ing a Grceubackcr, remind1? us of
the boy who attended Sunday school
for the first time, and was asked by
the superintendent if his father was
a Christian. "Oh yes," said the little
chap, "but it is such dull times
he i not working at it much. He
says he may style himself a good
Grcenbacker but he can make so
much more by playiug into the
hands of Tilden, Belmont & Co.,
that he isn't working at it much.
It requires a certain capacity for
good in yourself to appreciate the
good in others ; and the converse is
unhappily true, also, for if you cou
stantly see the bad in others you
may safely conclude that you are
not exactly what you ought to be
The tuue that claimants for
fortunes in the Old Country are
singing "Hold the Fort" tnne--"
we are coining."
Iron culverts or tubing are being
Iplaccd in the grade along lino of
the L. & N. W. The first ever used
in the State.
The piles for the bridge between
Lincoln and Milford have been
driven for a part of the route. They
are from the cypress swamps of
Arkansas. They are very durable ;
the best wood that can bo used for
that purpose. Lincoln Journal.
The new water tank at the depot
is nearly finished, and is one of the
handsomest on the U. P. road. We
sec on objections why the tank can't
stand and be of service for ninety
nine years. We understand a sim
ilar one will be built immediately at
Columbus, and the company intend
to build all they put up hereafter on
the same plan. Fremont Tribune.
Old Mrs. Cuir says she has always
noticed that in the summer time
when it is not needed the sun is al
ways hot as an oven, while in the
winter, when a warm sun would be
very agreeable, it is as an ice-house.
Wc have noticed this, too. It
must be the fault of the almanac
makers. Norristoion Herald.
A Grand Jury atSpartansburg, S.
C, has reported that the hanging of
a murderer by lynchers was "an out
burst of popular indignation which
merely anticipated the sentence of
the law of the land," and refused to
indict anybody concerned iu the
Wc arc informed by one who cer
tainly knows, that cars will be run
ning over the Lincoln & North
western from this point to the Platte
River, before the first of January.
The Atchison Globe of last Fri
day says "Track-laying on the Atchi
son & Nebraska extension com
mences a week from to-day, and no
dclav on account of the weather.
Don't ask the Lord to keep your
"garments unspotted." He isn't ren
ovating old clothes.
Doir't depend wholly on Spauld-
ing's glue. It won't mend broken
J::c;:j::s t: Gemrd t Esei asi Tsrcsr 4 Sslst.
Leaxdru Gerhard, FresW
Geo. W. HtiLST, Vice Pres't.
Julius A Heed.
Edward A. Gerhard.
Auxer Turner, Cashier.
Jlnnlc ot Deposit l)ipounl
and l-'xrhnngc. .
Collection Promptly .Undo on
Pay Interest on Time Dopow
S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new houe, newly furnished. (Jonil
accommodations. Hoard by day or
v-t'k at rpa.sniiablf rate.
tlTSofi 11 First-CJiivv: Talle.
31 eai -
i"i Cents. I Lodpns
LAND FOR SA1E.
1 r.i!riiLY ucrr. in riM. i.
T. 17, It. 1 E.oini. northeast
of Columbus: 70 acres un
der the plow; (1 acres 5 yr. old trees
walnut and cottonwood" of good size.
Dwelling-house. 12x2S feet, 1J4 stories
hiffh; good well; two jrranarie; sta
bling, hog-yards, &c Small fruits tich
as currants, blackberries, Ac. Conven
ient to school house and good outlet to
road. Price, $l,3oU "Will sell farm ma
chinery if desired. Addre at Colum
COLUMBUS BM YAi
(One mile west of Columbia.)
THOMAS FLYNN A SON, Propr"-.
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
A.lAV.ys on Unnd In
QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS
A "WEEK in your own town,
nil no capital risked, lou
can "ive the business a trial
without expense. The best
opportunity ever offered for thoe will
ing to work. You should try nothing
else until you see for yourself" what you
can do at the business we offer. Ne room
to explain here. You can devote all
vour time or only your spare time to the
business, and make great pay for every
hour that you work. "Women make as
much as men. Send for special private
terms and particulars, which we mail
free. ?5 Outfit free. Doa't complain of
hard times while you have such a
chance. Address IT. HALLKTT CO.,
Portland, Maine. 48l-y
ENGLISH & BKAKDT,
Arc the only authorized Agents for 1'LATTE, BUTLER, POLK and MADISON
Counties for the sale of the celebrated premium
Eclipse Wind Mills and Pumps,
Adams & French Harvesting Machines,
BEATRICE SELF BAND-CUTTER for Threshing Machines,
LaCROSSE GREAT WESTERN FANNING MILL,
Sandwich C or n-S hellers, and other Articles.
FAKMEKS AND GRANGEIt FRIENDS, GIVE US A CALL BE
FORE YOU HUY. WE WARRANT EVERY ARTI
CLE AVE SELL, AND SELL
"G-OOD GOODS CHEAP."
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GUS. A. SCHROEDER,
WIND MILLS AND WAGONS,
AND A FUI.I. I.1NK OK
Goods s,oll cheap for cash.
SIGN OP Bid AX, Illli STREET,
R. T. BULLARD,
I) l: AI.KRS I N
FRUIT, PROVISIONS, &c.
SSST OF GOODS AT LOWEST PRICES !
All Farm Products
Bought and Sold
Highest Cash Price Paid,
Goods Exchanged for Produce.
JSfCood delivered anywhere in the
eit free of eharjre.
nkw mjimum; ox 11th ST.,
Two Doors East of Journal Office.
J. O. ELLIOTT.
AGENT FOR THE
STOVER WIND MILL
?20 OSCILLATING FEED MILL,
An d All Kinds of Pump
Challenge Wind and Feed Mills,
Combined Shelter and Grinder,
Malt Mills, Horse Poicers,
Corn Shelters and
Pumps Repaired 011 Short Notice,
Farmer., come and examine our mill.
You will find one erected on the premises
of the Hammond Houe, in good running
For the fastest selling book of the
FThe HOUSEHOLD and 1
A household necessity one that every
familv needs a Library of itself.
AC5EI'TS are meeting with great suc
cess, for every family who see9 the book
wants it. Secure territory at once.
Address; Anchor Pabllftbliigr Co.,
St. Louis, Mo.; Chicago, 111.; Ashland,
().: Philadelphia, Pa.; and Atlanta, Ga.
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ouipeiition, Surpasses Ex
pectation, Gives Univer
UNRIVALLED IN CONSTRUCTION,
UNEQUALLED IN DURABILITY,
UNSURPASSED IN APPEAR
ANCE, UNEXCELLED IN
PROACIIED IN FINISH,
UNPRECEDENTED IN OPERATION,
UNQUESTIONED IN EXCEL.
Undersold by None!
UXDKXIAIII.Y THE BKSr
J. E. TASKER & BRO., Agents,
JSrOllice With A. IIKN11Y.
OLIVE ST., : UOLVMIHNEB.
MEDICAL I SUAL INSTITUTE.
7. S. JIITCHSLL, i.'. S.
D. T. UA3T7H, M. S
Consulting Physicians and Surgeons.
For the treatment of all classes of Sur
gery and deformities ; acute and
chronic diseases, diseases of the eye
and ear, etc., etc.,
(Successors to Gus. Lockner)
Okalkr in am. kinds ok
The Improved Klnard Harvester, Wood Binder,
Mower, Reapers, and SelfUaleg. AlaotUe
famom Minnesota ChtefThrreher.IIodsrs
Header, and lHmthlp Bros.' celebra
ted Vaneless Wind Hill Pumps,
etc., lta?Ky Tops of all styles
ITnrxiiers, loolc to your
tercstH and Rive us a call.
TO JGC00 A YEAR, or
$3 to $20 a day in your
own locality, ao ri9fc.
Women do as well as
men. Many made more than the amount
stated above. No one can fail to make
money fast. Any one can do the work.
You can make from SO ct. to $2 an hour
by devotinfr your evenings and spare
time to the business. It costs nothing
to try the business. Nothing like it for
the money making ever offered before.
Business pleasant and strictly honora
ble. Header, if you want to'know all
about the best paying business before
the public, send us your address and we
will send you full particulars and pri
vate terms free; samples worth $." aho
free; you can then make up your mind
for yourself. Address GEORGE STIN
SOX k GO., Porland, 3IaitiP. 48I-y
Ib conducted as a
Devoted to the best mutual inter
ests of its readers and its publish
ers. Published at Columbus.Platte
county, the centre of the agricul
tural portion of Nebraska, it is read
by hundreds of people east who arc
looking towards Nebraska as their
future home. Its subscribers in
Nebraska are the staunch, solid
portion of the community, as is
evidenced by the fact that the
Journal ha never contained a
"dun" against them, and by the
othpr fact that
In it column always brings its
reward. Htisine i business, and
those who wih to reach the solid
people of Central Nebraska will
tint! the columns of the Journal a
Of all kinds neatly and quickly
done, at fair prices. This species
of printing is nearly always want
ed in a hurry, and, knowing this
fact, we have so provided for it
that we can furuih envelope., let
ter heads, bill heads, circulars,
posters, etc., etc., on very short
notice, and promptly on time 39
1 copy per annum
" Six month
" Three month,
Single copy sent to any address
in the United States for !i ots.
M. K. TUBNER & CO.,
STOVES, IRON , TI1WAM,
Nails, Rope, Wagon Material, Glass, Paint, Etc.,
The Celebrated Diebold, Norris & Co's
(I.nte IoboIil & Bileuzle.)
Fire and Burglar Proof!
HAVE THK TJEST ItECORD OF ALL.
All leading Railroi & Express Companies ani Banks in fc!iortk:t m them.
Not One Lost in the Two Great Fires in Chiea-;0; :lso preserved the content-.
in every instance, at Independence, Iowa: at Central City, Col.; at
OhknIi, AVi-i., and at all places have stood the test, without failure.
All Sizes for Sale and Made to Order. Old Safes taken fn Exchange.
County iintl Ilunlc Work 11
D. &. C0VENT, GENERAL AGENT, CHICAGO.
WILL. B. DALE, Agent,
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Earness, Saddles, Bridles, ani Collars,
keeps constantly on hand all kinds of
whips, Saddlery Hardware, Curry
comb9. Brushes, Bridle Bits, Spurs,
Cards. Harness made to order. Re
pairing done on short notice.
NEBRASKA AVENUE, Columbus.
(Formerly Pacific House.
This popular house has been uewly
Refitted and Furnished.
Day Board per week,
Board and Lodging,
il (Hill D.
Good Livery and Feed Stable in con
nection. SA TISFA CTION O UAIiANTEED.-
Chicago & north-western
The Great Trunk Una from tho West to
Chicago and the East.
It Is th oldest, shortest, most direct, conTenleat,
comfortable and la eTerj respect tho best line too
can take. It is the greatest and grandest Rallwaj
organization In the United States. It owns or
2lOO MILES OF RAILWAY
ruIXHAJJ HOTEI. CARS ara rua aloae
by It through between
COUNCIL BLTJITS & CHICAGO I
No other road runs Pullman Hotel Cars, or any
other form of Hotel Cars, through, between the
Missouri Hirer and Chicago.
PASSENGERS OOrNQ EAST should bar
In mind that this Is the
AND ALL POINTS EAST.
Passengers by this route have choice of IMVE
DIFFERENT KOGTES and the advantage of
lht Dally XJnes Zalaco Sleeping Cars
from CHICAGO to
PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK,
AND OTHER EASTERN POINTS.
In?It that the Ticket Agent sells yon tickets by
the North-Weetcrn Road. Examine your Ticket,
and refuse to bur if they do not read orer this Road.
All Agents fell them and Checlc usual Baggage
Free by this Line.
Through, Tickets via this Route to all Eastern
Points can be procured at the Central Paclilc Rail,
road Ticket Office, foot of Market Street, and at
t New Montgomery btreet, San Francisco, and at
ad l oupon Ticket Offices of Central Pacific, Union
Pacific, and all Western Railroads.
New York Office, No. 415 Broadway. Boston
Office, No. 5 State Street. Omaha Office, 345 Farn
ham Street. San Francisco Office, 2 New Mont'
gomery Street. Chicago Ticket Offices : 63 Clark
btreet, nnder Sherman Bouse ; 75 Canal, corner
iladlson Street ; Einzie Street Depot, corner West
Kinzlo and Canal Streets ; Wells Street Depot,
corner Wells and Einzie Streets.
For rates or information not attainable from
yonr homo ticket agents, apply to
SIauvim IlroinTT, W. n. Stzsxwt,
Utru'l M-uc'r. Cfclcaco. Oenl Poll. Agl. Cblcagcv
RETAIL DEALER IN
AND OL.1VE STREET.
.Specially. Irl. n low a
run 1 .Undo.
SPEICE & NORTH,
(Jpnera Agent for the Sale of
Union Pacilic, and 3Iidiand Pacific
R. It. Lands for sale at from ?3.00to$10.00
per acre for cash, or 011 dve or ten years
time, In annual payments to suit pur
chasers. We have also a large and
choice lot of other lands, improved and
unimproved, for sale at low price and
on reasonable terms. Also business and
residence lots in the city. We keep a
complete abstractor title to all real es
tate in Platte County.
A MONTH guaranteed.
$12 a day at home made by
the industrious. Capital
not required: we will start
you. Men, women, boys and girls make
money faster at work for us than at any
thing else. The work If light and pleas.
I"11? "" auiu us iiut uiic can u iiui
at. lnose who are wise who sec this
notice will send us their addresses at
tincc and see for themselves. Costly
Outfit and terms free. Now is the time.
Those already at work are laying up
large sums of money. Address TRUE
j & CO., Augusta, Maine. 481-y
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor.
TVhoIcsald and Retail Dealer in
Foreign Wines, Liquors
SCOTCH AND ENGLISH ALES.
ISTKentuch Mhiskies a Specialty.
In their season,
-fcr THE CASE, CAN OR DIS11,
Uth Street. Soath. of Depot
CITY MEAT MARKET,
OMTE ST.. OPPOSITK II All.
Will keep on hand all kind ot Kroxh
and Salt .Meats, al-o Sausage, Poultry,
Fresh Fish, etc., all in their season.
Cash paid for Hides, Lard and B.u
con- WILL.T. RICKLY.
CENTML MAT MAMET
OA llth STREET.
Dealers in Fresh and Salted 3Ieat
Ac. Town Lot, AVood, Hide., Ac.
.1. RICKLY. AKnnt.
Columbus, June 1, 1877.
A. W. LAWRENCE,
AGENT FOR Till:
Will hereafter be found THREE
DOORS SOUTH of the Poit OfiW.
where he keep a full line of every tyle
PUMP. PIPE, HOSE,
And the Celebrated
I X L FEED MILL.
Ashe keeps a Pump House exclusively,
he In able to sell CHEAPER THAN
THE CHEAPEST. Pump for anv
depth well. Pump' driven or repaired,
and Rods cut.
.1 mi AM S.1FE HONEY.
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFIC E, COLUMBUS, NEB
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PEEFUMEEY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept on hand by
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
One door East or ;allj', on
A full, freh supply of groceries
STAPLE AND FANCY,
Just opened, and for sale at low-dv u
53TOHTe Street, opposite tke
Manufacturer and Dealer In
BOOTS AND SHOES!
A complete uurtant of Ldl(Vnd Chll
drea'f SiOt krpt oa haJ.
All Work Warranted!!
Our Motto Good stock, excellent
work and fair priceu.
Especial Attention paid to Repairing
fer. OUrcnma 12th St.