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Harness made to order. Re pairing done on short notice. NEBRASKA AVENUE, Columbus. 53.4. BECKER & WELCH, PE0PEIETOES OF SHELL CREEK MILLS. MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE SALE DEALERS IN FLOUR AND MEAL. OFFICE, COL UMIi US, NEB. WM. BECKEE, )DKALEH IX( GROCERIES, Groin, Produce, Etc. NEW STORE, NEW GOODS. Goods delivered Free of Chary e, anywhere in the city. Corner of 13th and Madison Sts. North of Poundrr- 3J STATE BANK, StccHurt to Qirurl ft Stil sl Tuser Hslit. COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. CASH CAPITAL, - $50,000 DIRECTORS: Lkaxdkr Gebhakd, Fres'l. Geo. W. TIuxst Vice Prea't. Julics-AjBeed. Edward A. Gerhard. Abner Turxer, Cashier. Baik of Dcpeslt, Dlncoiiat aic Exchasce. Cllectian PrBiptIy .Hade on all Piats. Pa j Iaterettt n Tlaie DcpoK !. 274 HARNESS SADDLES MHilEnli Til E DROOD. RY MRS. MARY B. FINCH. This, though a story of real life, 19 80 full of mysterious events, that to one unacquainted with (he facts, it may appear as a romance of the first magnitude. To all such I will only say but now that I think better of it I shall do nothing of the kind, for the more people try to vindicate themselves, the more other people don't believe a word they utter. The Droods, (I call them Droods because that isn't the name,) had so many strange experiences,"and acci dents, not to mention calamities, it will be no wonder if you dcclaro it "an over true tale." Almost every writer tells of the beauty, wealth aud general magnificence of their characters, and as this family had more than the usual share of these threo commodities, I shall be no excoption to the rule. I couldn't overlook these thingB and keep with in the domain of truth, and to do this I shall give the plain matter-of-fact details, and if that don't prove dry enough, they can bo sprinkled with saw-dust. The Drood family had once been wealthy and ititlucutiat aud were yet well-to-do, but you could see "belter days" written on every thing, and it was painfully evident that those days referred to the past. The house, a comfortable brick building, stood back from the road on a little eminence, with a "thus-far-and-no-farther" sort of style, and when you came in contact with its inmates, you instinctively felt they were to be approacned in the same manner. You were impressed to the very marrow of your bones, that neither house nor occupants had ever been, nor ever meant to be on a level with the common herd. The buildings were almost surrounded by dense woods, yet there was au open space which was the farming land. This space might have been natural, and it may have been the work of the woodman, who couldn't be induced to spare that tree. When I affirm that the woods were compact I speak on behalf of the wooded portion of Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska, if you will, while the states farther west than these, can pile up their timber so solid as they like, for you know those eastern folks have a way of thinking that our sylvan retreats arc open to criticism, and we know they would rejoice over prairies in the samo condition. The family composing the Drood household were the father and mother, and I don't know how many boys, besides the threo girls. The story of the boys will form a chap ter of death and disaster, while the history of one of the daughters, if placed in the hands of a writer of fiction would furnish details thrill ing enough in their rehearsal, on which to build the foundation of a firct-class novel. But as I only pro pose to state the facts in the case, I shall divide a chapter between the girls and a caso of mummies, which the family had in their possession. The girls, an older sister and the two younger, who were twins, will be mentioned because of their extreme lovelinesp, and the mummies, on account of their premeditated ugli ness ; but ugly as they were they had a history, and a somewhat singular one too, which I shall come to by and by. Tho chapter of accidents that draw so many times the sable curtains of death around that fire side, shall be related in the words of the old gentleman ; and as I have introduced the aged patriarch I had better describe him, otherwise I shall have tho whole family on hand at once and not be able to do them justice. If so many others hadn't taken the words out of my mouth, so to speak, I would remark that he was a "gentleman of the old school," but laying rtio "old Bchool" on the shelf, he was that happy union which real goodness of heart combined with a polite and dignified exterior makes ; and when I allude to dignity I have no reference to that whose parent is ignorance, and pomposity born of prosperity the natural off spring. His drese no, I will not deEcant at this distant day upon the garments worn by that sad-hearted man. I feel that it would bo sacri lege when I reflect how many years he has been wearing the robes of the saints. Though I may say his dick eys (they were dickeys in those days) were immaculate; and I know the Meniale portion of the household jvere apt pupils in the lessons taught by our grandmothers who through thick and thin, always managed to "put the best foot foremost." Sad, gray-haired old man ! Peace to his I ashes? not a bit of it; peace to hiB memory,rather, and his weary spirit. CHAPTER II. IX WHICH THE OLD GEXTLEMAX TELLS HIS STORY. "I am not given to superstition, i but I must aver my family seems to have been pursued, by a marvelous fatality. If fate and the furies had unlocked their gates and let the flood-tide of their vengeance upon us, we couldn't have suffered more. Sorrow was a stranger to us 'till our little Willie was killed. This, dread ful as it was, proved to bo only the beginning of a series of calamities that have brooded over our hearth stone and crushed U9 to tho very earth. I now believe he was not destined to linger here long. I think some children are gifted with a peculiar spiritual significance, and you feel that they are surrounded with a divine presence that envelops them like a halo. Willie was like this, and his mind developed faster than his body and altho'ho was only four, he was so precocious he might havo lived an age. No ono knows 'till they have passed through the terrible experience, what it is to have a loved one brought in to them dead, who had gone ou?perhtps an hour before full of life and beaming with happiness. Willie started one morning with one of the older boys who was going to the field to plow. Yon know a greater part of the plowing in the eastern states is done with oxen, and as ours were thought to be gentle, the boys often rode them. Nothing pleased the little fellow better than a riile of thin kind for tho reason that it was out of the usual order of things, but it was the means of his death. The oxen so quiet before, now became refracfory, and as nothing could restrain them, Willie was thrown against a stone wall and killed. A casualty so strange in itself was still more so when repeated in my family ten years afterward. It is almost in credible, but it is too true. Jason's death was caused by the oxen he was driving. He had a heavy load of oak rails on his wagon, and the cat tle becoming frightened at some object, ran down a steep hill. The wagon was overturned, the load thrown on him and he was found dead by the roadside. 3Ey heart seemed torn from my bosom, and as for his poor mother, she has never been the same woman since. While wondering daily how we could en dure it, we were once more to be scathed as with lightning. When the excitement over the newly dis covered lead fields of Galena was at its hight, Lyman being young and ambitious, caught the infection and couldn't settle down again to farm life, and as he was so auxious to make his way in tho world, we let him go, but his mother said she would never seo him again and she never did. They were at work in a now vein, and the props not being sufficient to support tho roof of the subterranean chamber, a ton or more of the quartz came down on him. Those who escaped heard him say "Oh I dear." That was all ; then we were stunned into submission, tho' in our hearts we have ever since heard the echo of that sad farewell. The old man once so proud-spirited sat with eyes cast down, and I can easily imagine he was thinking of living sorrows, so much harder to boar than the dead ones. A friend who wa.a once well acquainted with the Droods, thinks there was yet an other son, who went to the Mexican war nnd was never heard from, but as I am not quite certain of this I will not try to substantiate it. A DEVIATION WHICH TREATS- OF IN CIDENTALS. At this juncture of the happenings I most digress, and I hate digression worse than cyclones. The Droods had shown an utter disregard, as it were, for the courte sies and amenities of life by falling into the hallucination of differing with their neighbors in their relig ious belief, which to most people is equivalent to an irreligious disbelief. They had embraced the faith of the Latter Day Saints, thereby forfeiting according to the views of some, the right to this world and the world to come. When I described the Drood mansion, thero was one building, and a very important one, that I left out entirely. There was a carriage way leading from the house to the gate, and this building, of peculiar import, stood oc ono side, and the house on the other. That this fami ly should have a mysterrous edifice standing apart from the mansion proper and that it should be con structed with no windows to apeak of below, and a flight of stairs on the "outside, was without precedent in that part of the country. And to make the crime of a more heinous nature, no one, not even the preach er of those parts bad ever had an opportunity to look inside the gloo my walls. Taken all iu all it wai a grievance that could hardly be tol erated. The young bloods of the neighborhood often expatiated in the presence of their lady-lovers on the soldierly feats they would be only too happy to perform to uphold their own and their country's honor to "find out what that thing was for anyway." At the reveille of the battle morn they would gather from near and far, and go forth at the tap of the drum and come home covered with glory and mayhap brickbats. Had they but had the Harvard professor there to suggest to them the "striking of the koy note of tho structure," they might have raised the building and also raised themselves in the estimation of an admiring world. When they dwell upon the hnmiliating thought that perhaps there were meetings of the Latter Day Saiuts held in that building (they had forgotten what their forefathers came to America for) their valor and blood rose to 7G degrees Revolutionary heat, and nothing but tho report that was cur rently believed that several pieces of cannon in the chamber could be trundled into position at a moments notice, kept those valiant defenders in submission and obscurity. But years afterward when the place had passed into the hands of strangers, they no longer discussed the ques tion to go or not to go but went iu crowds, and by twos, and threes, and single, aud what do you sup pose they found? Turn Ihe koy in the lock and come nearer, and I will tell you. Is thut some one behind you? Oh! no, its only a shadow. They found an out door cellar. I have seen them since, and they area decided improvement on those abominations under tho dwelling house, where the noxious, and ob noxious vapors steal up always, through door-ways and cellar-ways, and throttle you unawares; that lay on the carmine, and furnish the fuel for scarlet fever; and the free of charge supply the poison for typhus and diphtheria. Near the time of the great Ilegira from Nanvoo, the Droeds brought home with them several pieces of property belonging to the Prophet Joseph Smith, aud held them for sale. I dou't remember now but three things. First, the mummies above referred to, second, a buggy, and last a baby'a cradle. Now, if you will allow me to reverse things some what, I will begin with the cradle. This modest little piece of furniture was of cherry wood, aud only a trifle over three feet long, with breadth and hight in proportion. Tne corners were dovetailed togeth er, the head-board rounded, and something higher than tho foot, and in each side near the top was an open space to lift it by, large enough to admit the fingers, and carved in a fanciful manner. This was the cra dle the infant Joseph was rocked in, and over which his mother sang lullaby's, and in all probability ask ed that heaven's blessings might rest upon her child. Once as I was sit ting in it rocking and singing with a pretty babe by my side, an older sister who enjoyed making startling announcements said, "Do you know that cradle you are in was Joe. Smith's?" aud I having a mercurial disposition, arose like a jack-in-a-box, gave that infantile pacifier one square look, then propounded a string of questions as long as the moral law, without waiting for one of them to be answered. When the lady, (mother of the baby) seeing my breath was nearly exhausted, came to the rescue and said, "Yes, this was really Joe. Smith's cradle. I bought it myself of Joe. Smith's mother." Then as if in answer to my looks of perplexity and skepti cism (I had been wondering if Mrs. Smith's feet were all right, and whether there were not a pair of horns developing under her broad frilled cap, we had heard such hor rid stories of the Mormons) "and she was one of the finest old ladies I ever saw." At that time in the west if any one was particularly good they were "fine." As some of my readers may desire to know what eventually became of the cra dle I can only tell them it was dis posed of by the family just mention ed, and years after when a sanguine Englishman instituted a search for it, to make his fortune, as he said, no trace of it could be found. The buggy, I believe, was sold at public auction, but I saw it last only sixteen or seventeen years ago. It was then owned by a neighbor who for over forty years was deacon of the Presbyterian church, and who by a marriage came near being a relative of mine. Fifty-two Sundays in the year did that kind, honest man drive by on his way to church in that veritable buggy as I then thought, but when I inquired of the deacon about it, he said, "Well, I dou't know, the rickety old thing has been mended so often, I doubt if there is any of tho original in it now." CHAPTER III. THE MUMMIES AXD THE GIRLS. The mummies, as before stated, were once the property of Joseph Smith ; but why they were left with the Drood?, or what became of them, ' are unsolved cquestions. When we heard of the weird show to be seen for the asking, I was on tip-toe to go and see it, as any ten-years old child would have been ; and obtain ing our mother's consent after don ning "spick-and-spanchan" dresses aud aprons, off we started through the dim woods. Arriving at the house, with curious glances at that other mysterious building on the opposite sido of the drive, wo were shown into the largo pleasant sitting room, where standingin a kind of recess was a ca3c that might havo been a cupboard as far a3 the oxte rior appearauco was concorncd, but the interior department ! Shades of the pyramids, tho Ptolcmnfes, the Sphiuxes and ever so many thing.? that arc now silently but surely being covered with tho sand3 of an unappreciative world, there they stood, (the mummies I mean), like so many columns of dried beef, which they so much resembled, that for years I perfectly loathed that useful article of food. It was said, with how much truth I cannot tell, that they were king and queen of Eo'Pf. Rud daughter and son. The quondam son who was the tallest one of the four, all the others stand ing on blocks of wood to bo on a level with him, was only about four and a half feet high ; ho was also the handsomest one, and his Royal Highness, the king, next. The queen aud young princess looked as though they had scratched around pretty lively to get bread, whilo the men folks had only to amuse them selves iu getting the water. There was a sorrowful expression on the queen's face, loft there, I imagine, by her husband asking her when she wanted money to purchase the spring supply of clothing, "where that halt dollar was he had given her only last week," and the little Ptoleiunies all out at the toes too, aud their white linen suits so badly frayed they couldn't go to the tomple an other Sunday. I don't know how it was done, but one of the twins who so kindly furnished us the horrible entertainment, opened tho queen's mouth and took out a por tion of the jaw-bone. That was the crowning horror, aud I felt that I had seen an cud of all perfection. I shouldn't have been surprised after that to have seen them do anything. If the whole troupe had stepped down aud out in their little white aprons aud. taken their water pitch ers aud started for the well, or to the temples to hold their mumbled mummeries, I should have accepted it as a part of the programme. I was frightened and fascinated to the extent of being unable to move or make any sign, and what was that? Was it a fancy, or did the queen give me a sly look, as though bdc would say, "mum's the word." Whatever it was I went home and to bed where I stayed all next day, and couldn't raise my head from tho pillow without a deadly faintness coming over me. All the unique engravings in Fox's Book of Mar tyrs marshaled themselves in Hue and came pell-moll down the vistas of my childish memory like a thou sand fiery dragons, and cousolidated nightmares, with a dozen pairs of logs apiece, and each particular hoof endowed with a delirium tremens of its own. What I suffered I shall never be able to tell. It was nau seating beyond the limit of human endurance to be pressed to "eat something." I abhorred every tho't of food, for were not the edibles kept in that necessary adjunct to the culinary department known to our utilitarian mothers as a dresser or cupboard, the very tvvjn of that one wherein those other wretched things were kept? Bah I I was mortified and disgusted that there had been a world at all where folks could be brought to light after beiug dead three thousand years. That dreadful lapse of time was as over powering to mo as the mummies had been, when all the years I had known anything about had only reached eighteen hundred. Tbequeerest part of all this to me now is that I should keep all thoie horrid feelings and weird fancies to myself, and let them think I was "coming down" with the prevailing and therefore fashionable disease, ague. To some it may appear strange that a child of that age sho'd be sick and faint on seeing what others would regard as worth going miles to see; but it was no more so than to turn faint tho first time I saw a pair of wooden shoes. It wasn't the shoes so much as the commiseration I felt for the indi vidual who wore them. There is one thing I never intend to forgive, if I live to be a hundred years old, and that is the total depravity or that benighted object, the mummy queen delivering np her jaw in that off-hand manner. It wasn't enough that the entire household should be smuggled into the most prominent piece of kitchen furniture, and one of them gaping at us in open-mouthed stupidity, but that thoy should all stand there bald, brown and bronzed was a little too much: therefore I shall take revenge on tha whole lot by rememboring till tho crack of doom that dried bcof busi ness ; and I'm suro too that I obeyed long enough tho ghostly injunction that "mum's the word." I uqw arrive at the point where it becomes an imperative duty to ia troduce the "Drood girls," as they were called, and if yon could realize how handsomo they were, yoa wo'd wish you had known tbetn bofore. Helen shall bo disposed of first, by beiug first in the order of primogen iture Her beauty was of the daz zling, bowildoring sort, and her career in society was somotbing like tho appearance of a new star in the planetary world. To be continued. For tuo Journal. Xolincce. Tho celebrated Dr. John King says, "tobacco is a powerful narcotic poison, its direct action upon the body being to enfeeble tho system, thereby destroying tho tono of tho stomach, and retarding or derang ing the digestive punction, to say nothing of the immense drain of the saliva aud which drain is continually kept up by the use of this filthy 'and noxious weed. Its uso hastens tho manifestation of the symptoms of those diseases to which the person is disposed, and most decidedly so when those important organs, the lungs, are weak, and liable to attacks of a consumptive nature. It is be yond my comprehension why so vast a number ot civilized aud ed ucated men and women should resort to the uso of an article so positively injurious, uncleanly, of fensive, and which has not one redeeming quality in its favor. Young mau, you, whoso system is yet uninjured by this plague of civilization, reflect well before you make tho attempt to use tobacco in any form beforo you enslave your self to a master whose exactions aud oppressions know no bouuds. You may become a man without the uso of tobacco. Aye, a much better man than with it. Above all other articles In common, U30, tobacco is one that slowly but surely impairs the whole nervous system : the tasto becomes perverted, so that simple fluids, and simple diet become in sipid nnd unpalatable. The tobacco consumer is obliged to resort to stronger fluids for a beverage, and to high-seasoned and stimulating fooS to satisfy tho benumbed taste which this poison has produced. Never will temperance become a general matter, until tobacco ceases to be an article of daily consump tion. Yet some of tbo most stren uous advocates for the suprcssion of the use of alcoholic liquors as a bev erage, are perfect inebriates with regard to tobacco. Parents, guar diaus, ministers, friends, and all who feel an interest in the health, happi ness and morals of the rising genera tion, I beseech you to take the advice of one whoso long experience and ex tensive researches have fully con vinced him that this scourge of tho human family is yearly creating disease, and dragging thousands to an untimely grave; aud employ all your influence, accompanied by ex ample, to prevent those who are to watch over yon, and who are to be come your legislators, when your locks shall have been silvered by time, from becoming the slaves of this foul, unnatural, relentless ty rant tobacco." Although men know that tobacco is injurious, and that if they use it, undoubtedly their boys will also, yet they fail to exer cise enough "will power" to enable them to quit it; but say, "I can't." II. y. z. Boys, Heed This. Many people seem to forget that character grows, that it is not something to put on ready-made, with womanhood or manhood but day by day, hero a little, grows with the growth and strengthens with the strength, nntil good or bad, it becomes a coat of mail. Look at a man of business, prompt, reliable, conscientious, yet clear headed and energetic. When do you suppose he developed all these qualities? Let us see the way in which a boy of ten years gets up in the mornings, work, plays, stud ies, and we will tell you just wiat kind of a man he will make. The boy who is late at meals and late at school stands a poor chance of being a prompt man. The boy who neg lects his duties, be they even so small, and then excuses himself by saying "I forgot ! I didn't think," will never be a reliable man. And the boy who finds pleasure in the suffering of things will nejer bo a noble, generous, kindly mannered gentleman- Wnero there's a will, there's a way tabreak it. .! M 4 M I! ii Vi ill m 'w