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VOL. X.--NO. 47.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1880.
WHOLE NO. 515.
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CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION.
A. &. Paddock, U. S. Senator, Beatrice.
Alvin SxUSDKUd, U.S. Senator, Omaha.
T. J. Major. KI Per":, , ,.
:. K. Valkntink, Rep., est Point.
STATE DIRECTORY:
Albinos KaSCK, Governor .Lincoln.
S..1. Alexander, secretin v.
W. "W. Abbey, i jirison Inspectors.
C.H. Oould, f , .,i.
I)r JftU. Davis, rnson j-u .-.
II. P. Matbewsoti, Supt. Insane Asylum.
.TUWCIARY:
S. Maxwell, Chief Jtutlcc,
George M. I.aVe.l ABSOriatc Judges.
Amasa Cobb, i .
FOL'UIII JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
fl WPost. Judre. York.
S. BSfuVSe, DistnctAUorney, Wahoo.
LAND OFFICERS:
M. B. Hosie. BccNter, Grand Inland.
Win. Anyan. Receiver, Grand Island.
qOUNTY DIRECTORY:
J. O. IUgglns, County J udire.
John StaunVr, County Clerk.
J. W. Earlv, Treasurer.
Bcnj. Spielnian, Sherill.
tt. L. Rosssiter, Surveyor.
Joan Walker, j ,:,..
.lilin Wise. CountyComnilssionera.
M. Mabcr, )
Dr. A.IIeintr.Coronor.
S. L. Birrett, Supt. of ScboolB.
G. B. Bailey, ) JurticcsofthePeace.
Byron Xilletl, J
Charles Watcc, Constable.
CITY DIRECTORY:
!. A. Sprier, Mayor.
John Wermutb. Clerk.
Charlps Wake. Marshal.
C. A. Newman, Trensurer.
S. S. McAllister, Police .Tudj;e.
J. G. Uoutoon, Enelnr
couvcilmkx:
Ut HVird-J. E. Xorth,
G. A. Schroeder.
2tl H'ard Michael Morrissey.
., . It. H. Henry.
3d Ward E. J. Baker,
L. Gcrrard.
Celnmttax Peat Ofllcc.
Open on Sunaav tram II a.m. to 12 M.
and from :'M to 6 P. M. Business
hours except Sunday C a. m. to S P. M.
Eastern mail clone at 11 A. M.
Western maita cloe at 4:15 P.M.
Mail leave-. Columbus for Maditon and
Norfolk, dallv, except Sunday, at 10
a.w. Arrives at 4:80p.m..
For Monroe, Genoa. Watemllc and AW
bimi, dally except Sunday 6 a. m. Ar
rive, same, ( p. m.
For Osceola and York.Tuesdays.Thurs
dav and Saturday., T A. M. Arrives
Mondays, Wednesdays and Iridaja,
For "WoK, Farral and Battle CreeJc,
Monday, WefuieMlavs and Fridays,
fi a. m. Arrives Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays, at 0 p. M.
For Shell Creek, Creston and Stanton,
on Mottdavs and Fridays at 6 A.M.
Arrives Tuesdays and Saturdays, at
6 p. M. , , ..
For Alexis, Patron and David City,
Tueidavs Thursdays and Saturdays,
lr.M Arrives at 12. M.
For St. Anthouv. Prairie Dill and St.
Bernard. Saturdays, "7 A. M. Arrives
Fridavt.,3p.M.
V. P. Time XKble.
Eastward Bound.
Eailjrant, Xo.0, leave at
Paeiig'r, " A, " "
Frigbi, ." H, " "
Freight, "10, " "
Wehtward Bound.
FrolRht, Ko. 5, leave at
6:2Iia. m.
ll-.OCa. a..
2:15j.m.
4:80 a. m?
2KWp.m.
4:27 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
1:30 a. m.
l'asseng'r, " 3, '
Freight, " 9, '
Kmlcrant. " 7. '
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it
Every day except Satunlay the three
lines leading to Chicago connect with
U P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day,
-.hown bv the following schedule:
Q., N. & B. II. ROAD.
Bound north. I Bound south.
Jackson , 4:.5 p.m.
. orloiK ..o:.hia. x.
LostCrcek 5:30
PI. Centre fi:37
IIumphrcyG.-M
Madison 7:40
3Iunsou S:2S
Mnnson...C:57
it
ilailison...7:45
numphrey8:34
PI. Centre 9:28
LostCrcek 9:55
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Norfolk ...8:35
Jackson. .10:30
The departuro from Jackson will be
governed by the arrival there or the
U. P. express train.
BUSINESS CARDS
TOIIN J.MAUGHAN,
JUSTICE OF THE FEA CE AND
NOTARY PUBLIC,
PI.ATTK CKNTER,
Nkb. j
TT J. HUDSON,
NOTARY PUBLIC.
12th Slrwt, i doors wrt or Hmoad Howe,
Columbus, Neb. 491-y
Ir.C I. SKOOINB,
Phygioian and Surgpon,
jgyoffico open
at all hours.
Biak Euiliinj,
Dealer in SEAL ESTATE,
conveyancer, collector,
aits xxs?5ak:x askt,
gkxoa, nance co., ... nkb.
PICTURES! PICTURES!
NOW IS THE TIM E to secure a life
like picture of yourself and chil
dren at the New Art Rooms, east llth
street, south side railroad track, Colum
bus, Nebraska.
478-tf Mrs. S. A. JossxLYX.
.noxice:
IF TOU have anv real estate for sale,
If tou wiBh to'buy either in or out
or the'clty, if you wish to trade city
property for lands, or lands for city
propertv, give us a call.
"WADSWORTH & JOSSELTX.
NKLSON MILLKTT. BVROX MHLKTT,
Justice of the Peace and
Notary Public.
N. MILLFTT c SON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAT, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. B. They -will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to them. 248.
STAGE ROUTE.
JOHN HUBER. the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday except Sua
day at 6 o'clock, sharp, passing through
Monroe, Genoa, Watarvllle, and to Al
qlen. The hack will call at either ol
the Hotels for passengers If orders are
left at the post-office. Rates reason
able, J2to Albion. SJy
F. Y. Lledtwe, Aituuur, uiu. .-.
O. M. Bartlett, Treasurer, Lincoln,
r J miwortb, Attorney-Qencral.
STtt TnompwA. Sunt. Public iMWic.
IL. C Dawson. Warden of Penitentiary
Tjrrsi. m. cokkihliils,
ATTORN EY-AT-L A W,
Up-sUirs in Gluck Building, llth street.
ircALLISTER BKON.,
A TTORNEYSAT LA W,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build,
ing. llth St.
IfELLEY & SLATTERY,
" House Moving
and house building done to order, and
In a workmanlike manner. Please give
us a rail. t3J"Sbop on corner of'Olive
St. and PaciGc Aveuuc. 4S5.tr
QEOEQE ff. DERBY,
CARRIAGE,
House k Sign Faint is;.
, 0SAUiDis,.aiaia, ,.
Paper Musclar
XALSOMTNING. Etc.
J3TA11 work warranted. Shop on
Olive street, one door south or Elliott's
new Pump-house. aprlGy
J.
S. MURD.OCE & SON,
Carpenters and Contractors.
Have bad an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Our motto is, Good work and
fair prices. Call and give us an oppor
tunity to estimate for you. J3TSbop at
the Big Windmill, Columbus, Nebr.
483-y
FOE SALE 0E TRADE !
MARES 1 COLTS,
Teams of
Horses or Oxen,
SAIIIJB POJVIES, wild or broke,
at the Corral of
429 GERHARD &ZEIGLER.
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER & KXOBEL, Prop's.
KEEP ON HAND all kinds or fresh
meats, and smoked pork and beef;
also fresh llsb. Make sausage a spec
ialty. S3TRniember the place. Elev
enth St one door went of D. Ryan's
hotel. 417-tf
Chicago Barber Shop.
Cfjaii "Hixacal Hn:t."
COLUMBUS, NEB.
H
AIR CUTTING done In the latest
styles, with or without machine.
None but first-class workmen employed.
Ladies' and children's hair cutting a
specialty. Best brands of cigars con
stantly on baud.
HENRY WOODS,
472 (5m Proprietor.
DOCTOR BONESTEEL,
. s. EXAMINING SURGEON,
coLUiinus, : xebkaska.
OFFICE HOURS, 10 to 12 a.m., 2 to
4 p. in., and 7 to 9 p.m. Office on
Nebraska Avenue, three doors north of
E. J. Baker's grain office. Residence,
corner Wyoming and Walnut streets,
nbrth ColuBibus, Nebr. - 33-tf
F. SCHECK,
Manufacturer and Dealer in
SIGARS AND TOBACCO.
JILL KINDS OF
SMOKING ARTICLES.
Store on Olite'Sl., near the old Post-ofice
ColueabHa Nebraska. 4 17-1 y
A.J. ARNOLD is Ageut for the sale of
TITE DIEBOLD
lire ail MM-pf Safe.
Not a safe lost in the two great Chi
cago lires.
Call on or address
A.J.AJtXOLD,
Columbus Nebr.
50G-y
LAW, REAX ESTATE
AND GEXKRAL
COLLECTION OFFICE
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V. S. GrE3SR.
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ONEY TO LOAiW Bjsall lots on
Tarm prbpertyYJBfcB iaeto three
years, jurma who sc;provciaenis
bougnt ana soia. uyun
at the Clother Uouse
473-x1-
"V 2 '
tbA tirMnt
MIS, -CO.
coLunBuii
Restaurant and'Jaloon!
E. D. SHEEHAN, Prirtor.
CST'Vvliolesale nnd RcUil Dsleri For
eign Wlnes,JlquorsAB4 Cars,JDmb-
lin Stout, Scotch 5uh1 EBgUsf.Alefl.'w
tSTKentueJcy )VMiciet's SfHteWtjlg;
OYSTERS in theirs1casoff, "bytTjc'case
can -or dish.
lltk StrMt,:SHtk.f Dpot
COLUMBUS BRICK YARD,
(One mile west of Columbus.)
THOaLAS FLYXN & SON, Propr's.
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
Always on Hand In
QUANTITIES lo sail PURCHASERS
371-tf
m. SCHILZ,
ManaftictHrer and Dealer in
BOOTS AND SHOES!
A coplt usertaieBt of Ladltt' sad Call
drcH'sSkoM kpt oa liasd.
All Work Warraoted!!
Omr M. tieGood stock, excellent
work an&Tair prices.
Eipecial Attention paid te lep&iriag
CerOllTe aacl lath Sto.
jsBBHWsdNCaSTj,
ADVERTISEMENTS.
COLUMBUS DRUG STORE.
A.W. DOLAND,
(SUCCKSSOR TO DOLAND A SMITH,)
DBCSS, PATEIT HE9ICIHS,
Wall Paper, Toilet Articles,
PAINTS AND OILS,
ETC., KTC., KTC.
Best 0f Goods And Low Prices.
-:o:
MR. SMITH will still be found at the
old stand, and will make prescrip
tions a specialty, as heretofore.
401-x
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
DXALEK IN
BRI6S. NUIIMS. CHEMICALS
WINES, LIQUOR,
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PERFUMEEY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept on hand bv
Druggists.
P7iysicia7is Prescriptions Carefully
Compounded.
One door Eat of Galley, oa
ElercMth Street,
COLUMBUS.
NEBRASKA
HARNESS & SADDLES
Daniel Faucette,
Manuracturer and Dealer in
Harness, Saddles, Bridles, and Collars,
keeps constantly on hand all kinds of
whips, Saddlery Hardware, Curry
combs, Brushes, Bridle Bits, Spurs,
Cards. Harness made to order. Re
pairing done on short notice.
NEBRASKA AVENUE. Columbus.
53.4.
BECKER & WELCH,
PE0PRIET0ES OF
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE
BALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COLUMBUS, NEB.
WM. BECKER,
)DKALKR IX(
GROCERIES,
Grain, Produce, Etc.
NEW STORE, NEW GOODS.
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anywhere in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sts.
North of Foundry. 397
STATE BANK,
SttcHsm It Btmrl iMi ul Ttnir k Salit.
C0LTTM1TJS, KEBRA8XA.
CASH CAPITAL, - $50.00Q
DIRECTORiJ:
Leander Girrard, Pres'i.
Geo. "W. Hth.8t Vice Pres't.
JuLruB A"Rem.
Edward a. Gerrard.
Arner Turner, Cashier..
aak ef Depaeir Dlscenm
sad Exchange.
CnctlaHa Prompt! yMade ea
mil !.
laiy Isstereel eei Tine Dep
its. 274
MGOOJWHi
XII E BROODS.
BY MRS. MARY B. PINCH.
No gathering was complete with
out her, and there her praises were
sung iu every key in the scale,
with all the different changes and
variations the motley assemblage
could produce. She was dignified
and majestic, qualities that wero in
herited from her father, also Angelic
and winning, which was her moth
er's legacy. All hearts bowed in
submission to her will, regardless of
sex, age, or condition; and this
secret power that was wielded so
graciously was none other than a
strong magnetic influence, the same
by which some orators hold their
andionces spell-bound, or the animal
tamer subdues the spirit of resist
ance in a ferocious subject. I hope
this will not bo looked upon as a
flight from the sublime to the ludi
crous, because it is a scientific fact.
As it will be as impossible for me to
describe uuderstandiugly, her dark
eyes, her rudiaut complexion and
queenly manner as it would be to
make a blind person see tho beauties
of one of our western suu6ets, I will
pass on to tho mysterious episode in
her life that brought her aged par
ents down iu sorrow, not to a literal
grave, but the grave of all earthly
hopes. There was a young doctor
iu the village only three miles away,
whom tho world contemplated not
as a risiug but a risen man. He was
Helen's ehcort on every ocension,
and was regarded by "they say" as
her accepted suitor; but the sequel
proved it to have been a one-sided
affair. They were returning from a
party oue night when she discovered
to her horror that they were going
iu the wrong direction, and when
the doctor rose up in (ho sleigh and
lashed his horses into a furious gal
lop she understood that he was try
ing to capture her by force, but with
singular presence of mind she said
nothing, and when in sight of a
friendly house, some part of the
harness gave way, and the doctor
was compelled to get out and cap
lure his team. "Now or never," and
not waiting to look before she leap
ed was soon out of the clutches of
the human hyena, and screaming for
help she reached the house where
she fell in a dead faint at the door.
I'm extremely sorry this part of my
story should savor so much of the
sensation novel, wherein the heroine
invariably in deadly peril, as inva
riably escapes at the opportune
moment, but as I had nothing to do
with forming the circumstances that
make the warp and woof of the n r ra
ti yc, I can only tell in my rambling
way of each one as they occurred,
which is the best I can do. It makes
me feel very much chagriucd too,
that my young lady Bhould faint, but
I have sometimes seen folks do this
outside of novels; and I'vo learned
that it can be overcome by exerting
a powerful will against it; but you
know tho will isn't always available.
I'm not suro but that the next reve
lation of affairs will sound as much
like fiction as the foregoing, but as
has been remarked on a former oc
casion, "the truth shall be told tho'
the heavens fall," and to impress
every lady with a feeling of security
I will add that no one need stand
from under, as I am confident the
heavens will not fall to any great
extent, they hardly ever do. It
will not require a very vivid imagi
nation to picture the storm of rage
that swayed that house from turret
to foundation stone, when this proud
family beard of Helen's adventure
and subsequent escape. If there
wero threats made it would be but
a natural following of exasperated
humanity. Every mother knows
what her feeliugs would be under a
like outrage. I don't know that
they did threaten, but thiuk it very
probable. Not long after this as the
doctor was standing in the street in
the village talking to a friend, ho
was shot by an unseen hand. Throw
ing np bis arms be exclaimed, "I'm
a dead man," which on examination
proved truer than anything he had
ever said. Then tho dear people
arose with that nice sense of honor
and injured innocence usually shown
on such occasions and harangued
grandiloquently and Fourth-of-July-ically
about the law. Curious isn't
it what a difference there is between
the moral and the statute law. A
handful of the heroic few who could
detect the distinguishing lino that
separated tweedle-dum from twee-dle-dee,
and were morally certain
they had seen the smoke of fire-arms
in the vicinity of tho housebelong
ing to Helen's brother, then raised
their most Jadignaut howl, and the
fiafhad gone forth. The house was
searched, but nothing found except
ing an old rusty musket with the
lock off, that looked as tho' it had
done duty forvWasbington's body
guard, but bore no trace of having
been used since his time. Helen and
her brother tho' found reading in a
state representing tranquillity itself,
were arrested and held for trial ; and
now that the strong arm of the law
held them in its iron grasp it was
expected they would be wrung to
tho last drop. This was near the
time when the state of Illinois was
so agitated over the Mormon ques
tion, and excitement ran so high as
to preclude the idea of one of those
people holding their peculiar teuets
ever having a fair and unbiased trial
by twelve honest men. They may
have been the soul of honor, yet it
would have been but a natural con
sequence if they wero prejudiced in
their opinions against the Mormons ;
therefore Helen's couusel decided on
a change of venue, where the whole
proceedings was judged with candor
instead of previous predilection.
When the unhappy girl was acquit
ted, those who had clamored so
loudly for the law and justice, now
scratched their heads over the di
lemma, and almost forgot where
they were; but as they were not
needed to help any further, they
could only assert that it was her
beauty did the business; some hint
ed that the paternal wealth had its
influence. I'm sure I know nothing
about it, and care less. Tho result
was tho same that hundreds of par
allel cases have been since. The
termination of the affair was that
Helen married a prominent lawyer
soon after, but whether he was tho
same one who had defended her or
not, I have forgotten ; to make the
story complete he should have been.
I remember her as a happy looking
wife and mother whose oue little
daughter gave promise of even
greater beauty, if that were possible,
than her mother's had beeu.
Tho twins for tho sake of variety
and convenience, I will call Char
lotte and Marion. If every one of
you dive into yoursleevesand come
up with the ghost of a smile in each
hand I shall not announce them by
their real names, as some of the
actors who figured in the drama are
yet on the stage of human existence.
These two girls had all the beauty
ascribed to the elder sister, but had
more of gentleness, a charm which
you were sure had the stamp of the
genuine article, and was not borrow
ed for occasions, and when worn for
a time, laid away with the visiting
dress and labeled "company man
ners." Their features and complex
ion, the result of temperament, were
different, and yet at times tho ex
pression was so near the en me, that
a great mauy said they looked ex
actly alike, which to a close observer
seemed impossible. They resemb
led Helen to some degree but were
free from that magnificence th4 in
her earlier days must have beeu
bordered on hauteur. Charlotte was
taller and moro slender, and to my
childish imagination, older than
Marion, over whom I fancied she
exercised a quiet surveillance. Per
haps this thought came of my having
an older sister. I tell this for the
benefit of second daughters who are
generally expected to play second
fiddle to the older ones. "When
Charlotte smiled which was but sel
dom, her countenance wore a look
of infinite sweetness, but immediate
ly relapsed into that far-away ex
expression so often seen in those
suffering some silent grief. It may
be she being possessed of a peculiar
temperamont, the family sorrows
had made a deeper impression on
her. Her beauty was of tho lily
type, and I believe would now be
called the spirituelle. She too, had
her little romance, wherein the cen
tral figure was a doctor'but the very
opposite of that other one. I rqy-
rered this one almost as much as I
did my father. He had onco saved
my life as I then thought, aud there
fore I gave him my unbounded
gratitude, and in my mature years I
can see it was not confidence mis
placed, for he was really one of the
best men it has ever been my good
fortune to know. Not only was ho
good, but ho was a noble looking
man too. It was his gentle disposi
tion and real worth, added to a fine
physiquo that gave him that grand
demcancr. His harshest language
to his children was "tut 1 tut!" and
they said of him that ho had never
struck one of them a blow. Happy
father! happier children! To me
at that time he appeared to be some
where on tho sunny side of eighty,
but on looking back, I find that he
wasn't over forty. If tho trinity of
fatherhood, wido werhood and doctor
hood didn't add to a man's years I'd
like to know what would. This
the deductive or seductive reasoning
of childhood. Having disposed of
thoso four 'hoods by placing them
high and dry on a logical basis, I
will proceed to tell that the doctor
bad met Charlotte, and being a man
of experience in these matters, knew
at onco she would make him a good
mother. I commend him for bis
discernment aud native good sense,
and I greatly admire her for her
judgment in saying "yes' to so noble
a man ; but the "course of true love"
you know and all that, which brings
me to speak of a junior member of
tho firm that I'vo been afraid all
along I should havo to drag forth,
and the reason I didn't want to dis
cuss him is that I knew ho was after
the same stylo of youth that young
ladies inevitably fall in love with at
sight. I was somewhat anxious lest
some of them should be thoughtless
euoush to clopo with him, but the
fact that now his hair has been pow
dered With the snows of at least
fifty winters will put a stop to any
foolishness of that sort. When he
rode by on his spirited bay horse he
went so fast that his dark curls float
ed way behind, and his fine circular
cloak with red velvet facings, the
only one in the neighborhood, float
ed behind too, and that aud his hair
looked as though they wero going
to bo terribly puzzled to catch up.
He reminded mo of tho pictures of
Spanish cavaliers, and his dark eyes,
and red cheeks gave coloring to the
pictnre. Then his finely chiseled
nose, or shall I say the finely chis
eled lips? I don't know which will
be best, but I do know he was hand
some, and that your handsorao man
is almost invariably a dangerous
one. Talk about the vanity of wo
men ! It doesn't spoil tho average
woman half so much to know she is
handsome as it does the average
man to think he is. Let a male
biped once get that idea into his
head and he won't earn money
enough afterwards to pay his barber.
He won't do anything then but
smile, and a very poor quality of
smile it will be, too. Oh! havu't I
told you? this one was brother to
the girls, of course, and I'm corry he
was, for he put on high and mighty
airs when he found Charlotte was
about to marry my nice old doctor.
Yes! that young snip of a boy who
couldirt have been over two years
older than Charlotte, took it upon
himself to choose not who her hus
band should be but whom be should
not be; aud when the doctor went
for his bride instead of finding her
in bridal array found her in tears.
Then there were moro tears, but
they were of no avail. Charlotte
was arisen to enter into a marriage
without the good will of her only
remaining brother. Perhaps it wa3
just as well, for those children might
have been a crying evil. Sho after
wards married a young man of good
family and when I last heard from
her she was mother of two beautiful
little girls to Whom sho had trans
mitted that lady-like grace which
had for its foundation, true kind
ness, without which there is no true
gentility.
Would it bring down vials and
quart bottles of wrath to make a
"new departure" in the way of an
other digression ? I should like to
sandwich in somewhere a little
story ; a 6tory within a story, so to
speak. I can't resist the temptation
of comparing tho Droods with their
culture and refinement to a family
who lived just beyond them, dowu
by a little creek in a log house, the
inside of which was festooned with
the paraphernalia of tho chase, and
the outside with the results of tho
chase, namely, peltrieB. There was
the usual division of boys and girls
in this, as in most families, tho elder
of whom were Jim and Sallie. The
creek, so dear to the heart of every
duckling, was a natural outlook for I
a duck ranche. Once, just as a
neighbor arrived on the scene of
action, the mother, a kind yet ignor
ant soul, (but here let me declare
my intention of bowing in silenf,
but humble adoration to people who,
whatever else they may, or may not
de, cultivate a spirit of kindness iu
their families. Let mo worship
them tho' I do so at long range.)
With the spectacles that seemed
never to be taken off, sho came to
the door and called "Sal-l-e-e, let's
go aud look for Jim's duck's nest,
she'll go to the woods and we can't
find the aigs!" Now what a pros
pect was that for some young lady
candidate for connubial bliss. Here
was a son, and him tail, well-formed
lithe of limb, and light complexion,
who was sole owner and proprietor
of a duck which his mother and sister
with an eye to his pecuniary inter
ests had given him, and wero engag
ed in tho laudable enterprise of look
ing after the "aigs," which would in
all probability be found, then thero
would be more ducks, and eventu
ally, feathers, and still farther along,
money. At the rustic merry mak
ings of the roral population, this
little theatrical performance if spec
tacles could be furnished always
"brought down the house."
If Charlotte was of the lily type of
beauty Marion was the roso and
couldn't have been anything else if
she bad tried. She was round and
rosy-cheeked and full of vivacity.
Her dimples were no sooner
smoothed out iuto sober realities
than they broke out again like little
patches of sunshine through a mist
of clouds. But sho looked so sweet
and happy that to laugh seomed the
very thing for her to do, though she
was never rudo or hoydenish.
Marion's disposition, asnear as I
can remember, was like her moth
er', and this reminds me I haven't
said scarcely a word about her yet.
A dear, sweet-faced old lady, not so
very old either, but with hair whit
ened with grief, which formed such
a contrast to her black dress. Ac
cording to my way of thinking those
sombre garments only made her
sadder than she would otherwise
have been. If black is worn as an
emblem of woe, isn't it parading
our grief before the world, aud what
does it avail to say "Go bury thy
sorrow ?" And then, too, might not
a spurious article sometimes be
palmed off? If tho undergarments
are white as formerly isn't it all an
outside show, and nothing but au
old custom that ought to have been
buried long ago with the barbaric
ages? It is often an expense and a
burden and does nothing toward
alloviating our sorrow, but increases
it rather, while it injures tho health,
and affects not the departed. Have
they been naught to tho world but a
blight and a curse, then let us wear
black; but if thoy havo done their
duty to humanity in general aud
their own friends In particular, if
we make a chauge at all let us wear
white iu memory of a spotless uame,
and liko raiincut awaiting them iu
the Summer-laud.
1 havo a theory uow that the inde
scribable gruco of Charlotte and
Marion was acquired or inherited,
perhaps both, from growing up in
an atmosphere of affliction; that
though producing a subdued sad
ness, had been borne as all tho bur
dens of life should be, with a self
sacrificing and uncomplaining spirit.
There is yet another cause for the
meutal and physical symmetry pos
sessed by this remarkable family,
but which relates to a subject so
tabooed by everybody for fear of
"offending ears polite" that I cannot
approach it without a degree of
hesitancy that I might succeed in
describing if I could be allowed to
use the word "shakiness." The
cause alluded to is the physical as
well as meutal adaptation of conju
gal partners. A great many mar
ried couples, phyiologically speak
ing, are brothers and sisters, with
temperaments as nearly alike as
though born of the same parents;
and I consider that two-thirds of
the demonism, the idiocy, ill-health
and general good-for-nothingness iu
the world arc attributablo to this
cause alono.
What with theorizing and philos
ophizing I have lot Marion slip
through my Augers entirely ; but as
she married a young lawyer who
was deemod by maneuvering raam
maa, if there are such mammas, aud
by young ladles who were aspirants
for the matrimonial halter, to be the
" greatest catch" in town, I shall let
her go with my blessing.
Our senior Senator's time expires
in March, 1881. If we were in his
shoes forty-eight hours, we should
make it particularly lively with Gov.
Saunders et al, and impress them in
a way they would" not soon forget,
that we wero the Senior Senator
from the Commonwealth of Nebras
ka. We would cultivate vertebra;,
and like old Ben Wado aud Zach.
Chaudler pound the liviug fact into
the husband of MrB.Preiident Hayes,
that we knew our rights, and "by
tho eternal" would maintain them,
and that bo must respect them.
Senator Paddock hasn't anything to
lose by being aggressive and posi
tive. The Blippery elm policy of
the hero of general order No. 1,
should be handled without gloves.
The truant memory of "our admin
istration" should be refreshed in a
manuor, by Pad. and Val. which
will make it impossible to forget or
to misinterpret, or make possible
any namby-pamby business. West
ern Nebraskian.
A suit for damages has just grown
out of the improper use of a tele
phone in Cincinnati. A young wo
man who was employed in the tele
phone exchange reported that some
very profane Iunguage had been
sent from one of the leading business
houses in the city to another large
house. The telephone was at once
removed from the house whence
came the oaths, aud tho injured firm
has instituted a suit for damages for
the unexpired term of the contract
Oberlin, Ohio, is in a high state of
excitement on account of the discov
ery that the use of tobacco Is increas
ing among the college students there.
The rumor that a new cigar and
tobacco store is to be established
has produced great Indignation,
which has expressed itself in mass
meeting, where resolutions hostilo
to the tariff were passed.
Editorial Iote.
Thero is considerable emigra
tion just now from Ireland to Amer
ica. Nuckolls county. Nob., pays for
wolf, coyote aud wild cat scalps $2
each.
-Tho citizens of Plnm Creek,
Neb., havo raised $1,212 to erect a
Presbyterian church.
One hundred and fifty miles
north of Cheyenno a man was frozen
to death in tho recent cold snap.
Mrs. Grifllng, a relative of Sen
ator Coukling,perished the other day
in tho flames caused by the explo
sion of a kerosene lamp.
Mrs. Susan K. Johnson has been
nominated and confirmed as post
mistress at Cheyenno City, Wy.
It is claimed that the fall-sown
winter wheat in central Wisconsin
has been ruined by tho freezing and
thawing weather the past winter.
The coroner's jnry in tho Seward
tragedy returned a verdict on tho
5th stating that Wm.JBatos camo to
his death by pistol wound inflicted,
by Gus. Thomas, while engaged iu
a riot.
Chief Douglas jumped from the
second floor of tho guard-house at
Leavenworth, Kan., and ran half a"
mile beforo ho was captured. He
was fired on several times, and after
being recaptured, was put in closo
confinement.
Rev. Dr. S. R. Dickinson, of
Richmond, Va., editor of the Plant
er and Farmer, who has been en
gaged for the past two years in a
scries of forgeries amounting to
$28,000. Ho has fled the city and
left a confession.
On the first of April our assossers
will again begin their work, and it
behooves the tax-payers of Omaha
to take an active interest in the
proper listing of property. Tho
burden of taxation has for years
been borne by the small tax-payers
and men of limited means, while
our capitalists have shirked their
taxes by all sorts of devices. This
is especially truo of personal prop
erty. Men who havo investments
in stocks, mortgages and lands have
systematically evaded their taxes
either by failing to list their prop
erty or by perjured returns. This
systematic shirking of taxation ha3
raised the rates of taxation and kept
away foreign capitalists who were
disposed to invest in Omaha either
in reul estate or manufacturing en
terprises. The time has come when
the men who bear the brunt of our
burdens shall assert their rights by
demanding and enforcing the list
ing and equitable assessment of all
classes of property. OmuJia Bee.
People in Lawrence, Kan , say
that the best farmer in that vicinity
is a woman. She was left a widow
ten years ago, with a bit of land and
fourteen children. She now owns
three large farms, two of which sho
has given her boys. Mrs. Mary Mc
Cutchen runs her farm with tho aid
of her children, and without much
hired help. This is a good example
of what has been done in the midst
of what are called hard times in
Kansas, by a woman left with a fam
ily of children aud no resources.
A treo grows in Cyprus, on the
mountains near Krysokns which is
thought by soino monks to bo the
samo kiud of tree that is called chit
timwood in the scriptures. Sir J.
D. Hooker, who had obtained spec
imens of it from Sir Samuel Baker,
finds that it closely resembles the
cedar of Lebanon, having, however,
smaller leaves aud other slight dif
ferences. A Pittsburg minister has a very
stubborn little 5-yeur old boy. Tho
boy's mother determined to conquer
him, and, having administered a
severe chastisement, she said: "Will
you mind me now, Johnny?" With
sobs and cries he replied: "Yes,
mamma, I will, but I hate to, aw
fully." "Some folks say," said Long John
Wentworth, when he was Mayor of
Chicago, "that I ain't honest; they
say I steal. Now, I ain't agoin' to
discuss that question; but I'll tell
you ono thing I ain't agoin to let
anybody else steal anything! I'll
set on the cbist!"
Arrangements are making for a
National Methodist Episcopal camp
meeting at Old Orchard Beach, N. II.
in July, 18S0, which will be a gath
ering of all prominent Methodists in
this country. The Bishops of that
church have been invited to par
ticipate. A negro boy in Memphis, when
asking for ration, the other day,
told tho following story : "I've got
a brudder, and he's got free rJba
broke an' de spine aud his leg, and
'less he gits something (o eat he's
bound to die." He got it.
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