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VOL. X.--NO. 49.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1880.
WHOLE NO. 517.
A. S. Paddock, U. S. Senator, Beatrice.
Af.vtN Saondkrs, U. S. Senator, Omaha.
T. J. Muoim, Itep.. Peru.
:K. Vlkxtixk, Kep., Weit Toint.
AtBixos Kanck. Governor, Lincoln.
5.S. Alexander, Secretary or Slate.
F. V. I.ledtke, Auditor, Ltncolu.
Q. M. Bartlett.Tre-Jiurer, Lincoln.
C.J. Dilworth, Attorner-General.
S. It. Thompson, Sunt. Public Instruc.
H. C. IUWiou, Warden of Penitentiary.
))VA,,tb,CJ' Priion Inspectors.
C. II. Gould,
Dr. J. G. Davis, Prison Physician.
II. P,. JIatucwson, Supt. lmane Asylum.
JUMCIAItY: ' "
H. Maxwell, Chief Justice,
fleorge B. Lake,! Asgociate Judges.
Amasa Cobb. J
KOUHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
V.:VT. Post, Judce, York.
M. It. Reese, District Attorney, TVaboo.
51. II. Ucxle, Kepi ster. Grand Island.
Ym. Anyan, Receiver, Grand Islaud.
John Stnufler. County Clerk.
J. VT. Early, Treasurer.
ItenJ. Spielnmn, Sheriff.
U. I.. RoRxsiter, Suneyor.
John Walker. 1
John Wise. County Commissioner. 1
M. Maher, )
Dr. A. Helutz. Coroner.
S. L. Barrett, Supt. of Schools.
Charles "Wnkr, Constable.
' ' CITY DIRECTORY:
('. A. Spelce, Mayor.
John Werinutu, Clerk.
iQharles M'aUe, Marshal. .
C. A. Newman, Trensurer.
rf. S. McAlllhter, Police Judge.
J. (. Itoutaon, Eatrlucer.
-J. E. North,
G. A. Schrcedcr.
IL H. Henry.
531 H'ord-E. J. Baker.
ColurabuN Pest fflice.
Open on Suudays trem 11 a.m. to 12m.
and from A:W to C p. m. liUHiness
houra rxeept Sunday 6 a. m to H P.M.
E iit-ru mails clone at 11 a. m.
Wt-htcrn mail close at 4:15 p.m.
Alail IcHVee CoIumbuH for MadUon and
Norfolk, daily, except Sund.iv, at 10
.a.m. Arriveh at 4:30 p. M. '
For Monroe, Genoa. Waterille and Al
bion, daily except undayC a. m. At
rle, Hme,U p.m.
Kor Okreola nd York.TU6HdaVB.Thun-
davs and Satur1at. 7 a. M. Arrlesl
Mondays, Yedneday ami Fiidays,
ti ! v.
For "VYclf, Farral and Buttle Creek,
JionaayH, euiieiuaya mm ruu,
c a.m. ArrltesTne-daya.ThursdayS'
aud Suturdavs. nt (i p. M.
For Shell 'reek, Orenton and Stanton,
. on Mondava and 'riday at G X.M.
Arrives Tuesdavh aud Saturdays, at
fl p. M.
For Alcxih, Patron and David City,
Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays,
IP. m Arrlcs at 12 m.
For St.'Aoth'onv, Prairie Hill and St.
Bernard. Saturdays, 7 a. m. Arries
Fridays, 3 p.m.
IJ. P. Time Table.
Entrant, No. G, leave at
Pasfcnjj'r, " 4, " '
G:25 a. m.
2:ir p. tn.
Freight, " 8,
Freight, No. ", leave? at
Q :00 p.m.
1:S0 a. m.
Pascnf;r, " 5,
Evcrv day except Saturday the three
lhieR leading to Chicago connect with
V P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day, a
showu by the following schedule :
Om N. A B. II. UOAD.
Botmd north. Bound south.
Jackson.. 4:.1S p.M.;NorfoIk...U:50 A. M.
LostCreck5:30 " Munson...O:3
PI. Centre a :57 " Madison. ..7:45
Huraphre6:ril " IIumphrey8:S4
Munson :2S " LostCreek 9:3 "
Norfolk . 8:55 (Jackson.. 10:80 "
The departure from Jackffon will be
coerned by Uie arrival there of the
I. P. express train.
JUSTICE OF THE TEA CE AND
NOTARY PUBLIC, '
litk ttreL t door nt of HaHaoad Uuut,
Columbus, JVVfc. 4PI-y
lr. E. I" lOl3IS,
Physician and Srcou.
fgf Office open
at all hours.
Dealer in SEA L ESTATE,
ass rrsrsiuct Asncr,
OEXOA, XANCK CO., ... XKB.
NOW IS THE TIME to iecure a life
like picture or yourself and chil
dren at the New Art Rooms, east 11th
street, south fide railroad track, Colum
- 478-tf Mm. S. A. JOSSELYN.
IF YOU have anv real estate'for ale,
If you wish to'buy either In or out
of 'the lity. If you wish to trade city
-property for land.", or lands for city
pjapcrty, plve us a call.
WaDSWORTU & JOSSELTX.
NKLUON MILLS-IT. BYROX VUXKTT,
Juritiec of the Peace and
W. 31ILI.13TT St BOX ,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. B. They will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to them. 248.
TOnN HUBER, the mail-carrier be
rj twees Columbus and Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday except Sun
day at 6 o'clock, sharp, passing throagb
Monroe, Genoa, WUrville, aad, to Al
aIob. The hack will call at either of
the Hotels for passengers If orders are
left at the post-office. Rates reason
Able; 2i AJbloo. 29S.ly
SCHOOL, BLANK AND OTHER
Musical Instruments and Music,
TOYS, NOTIONS, BASE.BALLS AND BATS,
ARCHERY AND CROQUET, &c, at
Corner 13th and Oive Sts.,
YjrrM. M. corrkliiis,
A TTORXF.Y-A 1-LA W,
Up-stairs iu Oluck Building, llthntrject.
nR. 91. . TnURNTIM,
Office over corner of 11th and North-st.
All operation firt-oIas ami-warranted.
HICAtiO BARBGK. SHOP!
HENRY WOODS, Piiop'r.
tSTEverytbinR in first -class tjle.
Also keep the best of cigarti. fiUJ-y
ATTOftNEYS-'AT LA W?
Office up-stairs iu McAllister's build
ing. 11th St.
IELLEY & SLATTERY,
and houfie building done to order, and
In a workman-like manner. Please fdvc
us a call. J"Shop on corner of Olive
St. and Pacific Avenue. !." tf
GEOBGE N. DEERY,
House k Si?n Paintias
jl Paper Ilunclne:,
KALSOMININQ, Etc. .
KTAll wDrk warranted. Shop on
.PJive ttreet, one door south of .ElllottN
ucw i -uuip-iiuuxr. aj'i .
S. MURDOCK & SON,
Carpenter and Contractors.
nave had an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
All kinds of repairing done on snort
notice. Our motto is,Jood work and
Talr priceB. Call and giV.e,us an oppor
tuuitv to estimate for voju?t JSTSbop al
the B"ig Windmill, Columbus, Nebr.
- 4SJ-y ," :
. JOB. SALE OH-TliDE !
Teams of ffii .
Horses or Gxeii
SADDLE PONIES, wild or broke,
at the Corral of
429 GEKRABl) & ZEIGLER.
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER KJCOBEL, Prop's.
KEEP ON HAND all kinds of fresh
meats, and smoked pork and beef;
also fresh fish. Xake sausage. a spec
ials. KyBcmember the. pjace. Elev
enth Su one door west of D. Ryan's
hotel. t 417-tf
II. 8. EXAMINING SIJKGEO,
COLCMBD8, : XEBRASKA.
OFFICE nOURS, 10-to 12 a. m., 2 to?
4 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m. Office on
Nebraska Avenue, three'doors north of
E. J 3ak"cr'6 grain office. Residence,
corner Wyourinsr aud Walnut streets,
north Columbus, Xebr. 433-t
"Manufacturer and Dealer In
ALL KINDS OF
Storeon OliteSt., nearthe oldPotl-ofice
Columbus Nebraska. 447-ly
A. J. ARNOLD is Agerif for the sale of
Mail War-pof Si.
Not a safe lost in the two great Chi
cago ares. ' Call on or address
A. J. ARNOLD.'
00G-J Columbus, Nebr.
LAW, REAL ESTATE
AKD GENERAL -
.AV. S. GKEEIi.
f ONEY TO, LOAN in small- lots -on
ItX farm prbpflrtytimV one to three
rears. Frnas with some improvements
bought and said. Office for the present
at the Clother House, Columbus, Neb.
c o ij.vai m.v s
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAN, Preprieter.
farWJaelesale ad ReUl Dealer in For.
elen Winei, liquors anu uicars, lub-,
lik Stout, Scotch and English Ales.
" tSTJLentHcky Whiskies a Specialty.
OTSTBRS in their season, bptbe case
can or dish. 1
IHk StrsaVSoatk af Depot'
WHBUS BRICK IB,
(One mile west of Columbus'.)
THOMAS FLYNN & SON, Propr's.
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
Always oil ITund In
QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS
Manufacturer and 'Dealer in
BOOTS AND SHOES!
A VonipUteassorlwrnt of Ladles and CliII
dre n'i Shocx krit on btnil.
All Work Warranted!!
Oar Motto Good stock, excellent
work and fair prices.
Especial Attention paid to Bepairicg
Cor. Olive nstU 13th Sts.
C0LUMBUS DRUG STORE.
(SUCCKSSOU TO POLAND 1 SMITH,)
DE1GS, PATE MT MICHES,
' Wall Paper, Toilet Articles,
PAINTS AND OILS,
KTC, KTC, KTC.
Best Of Goods And Low Prices.
ME. SMITH will still be found at the
old stand, and will make prescrip
tions a specialty, as heretofore.
HARNESS & SADDLES
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Ear&ess, Saddles, Bridles, and Collars,
kccpB constantly on hand all kinds of
whips, Saddlery Hardware, Curry
combs, Brushesj Bridle Bits, Spurs,
Cards. Harness made to order. Re
pairing ione ou short uotice.
NEBRASKA AVENUE, Columbus.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
Fina Soaps, Brushes,
PEEFUMERY, Etc., Etc.,
'And all articles usually keptou hand by
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
Oae door East fCiHlIej'u, oh
BECKER. & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK HILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE.
SALE DEALERS IK
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COL UMB US, NEB.
' S5 ? "t k "y V
AT THE EUD.
'I am bo tired!'
The flntc-like voice that uttered
this pettish exclamation broke thro'
the fragrant stillness of the autum
nal evening, like a jarring chord in
some exquisite melody, and Natha
niel llolt looked up from his paper
with a slight frown on his bronzed,
He was tired, very tired, after a
day of hard labor on his mountain
lands, and had thrown himself into
a great easy-chair of his mother's, on
the south porch, for a moment's
rest; and lie could not understand
how the speaker, a tall, supple girl,
with hands as whito as milk, who
passed her time in comparative
idleness, could be tired.
For Elsie Marian was not one
giveu to unusual exertion, and gen
erally managed to secure the good
things of this world with as much
ease as was possible or consistent
with her position as dependent niece
in the home of her mother's sister,
Natlmnial Holt's aged mother, who
simply adored the bright young
girl who had brought sunshine into
her old house, and whose helpless
orphanage covered ninny serious
Ho stood over her, his hands fold
ed on his back, and his broad,
bronzed brow fliiulied a little with
Rome sudden inward emotion.
'Elsie,' he begau, the brown eyes
that she dared not meet searching
the face that drooped beneath his
gae, "what has tired you?'
'You were onre a contented, hnppy
girl, Elsie; what has changed you?'
'Nothing,' -the spoke listlessly, yet
a faint, sea-shell pink crept into the
round, soft cheeks and up to the
roots of her golden hair.
'I am not changed.' Elsie tried to
steady her voice. 'I am the same
to-day that I have been every day
for years. You know I'm 20, and 1
must try and bo womanly.'
'Ilaq Lewis Walton anything to
do -with the change, Elsie?'
Elsie's face blushed eiimsou, yet
she laughed merrily.
No. You aro surely not jealous,
It was Nathanel's turn to blush
now, which he did to perfection.
For an answer he drew the dogwood
berries out of the little bauds, and
held the slender fingers in his own.
'I am not jealous, Elsie; but you
do not seem contented of lalo you
arc always tired, you never run up
the monntain-path to meet me, or
take long rambles iu tho woodland,
so as to be near me, as you ence did.
You see, I have growu so used to
your tender, watchful love, Elsie, it
would be hard to give it up. Aud
I have thought that you had grown
tired of me, aud had given your love
to Lewis Walton, who seems a more
A divorced man, Nathaniel,' Elsie
cried, lifting her eyebrows slightly,
although her cheeks wcro dyed with
burning blushes aud her lips trem
'A divorced" man,' repeated Na
thaniel, looking her full in the face;
'yes, Elsie, there is danger of you
forgetting me through him, for he is
a more polished, more fascinating
man ; yet, Elsie, dear, he is unstable
as the wind, and not calculated to
make any woman happy.'
'His divorced wife was a confirm
ed flirt,' Elsie says, dreamily, draw
ing her hands away from Nathaniel's
strong clasp, and gazing out at a
scarlet rift iu the bank of orange
clouds that overhutig tho western
His wife was too good for him,
Elsie. Tako warniug and do not
listen to his sophistries, for, believe
me, he is not worth a good woman's
'You must think me very impres
sible,' broke out Elsie, whose con
science was not as ca9y as it might
have been; 'when I gave you my
promise to be your wife, I meant to
Nathaniel Holt kissed tho lovely
face, not. once but many times, and
years after those passionate kisses
were remembered with keenest pain.
Elsie slipped away from him and
ran into the house, and Nathaniel,
silenced, but not convinced,' sat
perfectly still and tried to reason
away his fears, with knitted brows.
After that, life went on much as
usual at the Holt farm. Elsio was
to become its mistress at Christmas,
and her Aunt Eunice was very busy
over the expected. wedding. She
loved Elsie with a mother's love
already, and Nathaniel, as the au
tumnal, months drifted by, grow a
trifle thoughtful, for Lewis Walton,
who had been a summer gnest in the
neighborhood, etill lingered, and
still called on Elsie, who tried to
hide her growing fondness for his
Nathaniel watched her with a
brooding tenderness. Ho was so
loyal himself that he would instinct
ively notice any wavering on Elsie's
part, he thought, yet the eyes of love
are often blinded byself-confldence,
and when Elsie came 1o him and
laid her golden head against his
arm, as she often did in the autumn
gloaming, Natbauiel's happiness was
too deep to be delusive, and he wo'd
hold her to his breast as if nothing
could wrest her from his faithful
arms. Poor Elsie! Little did she
know of the passionate depth and
power of this strong man's love.
The purplehaze of Indian Sum
mer was lying on tho hills, as Na
thaniel Holt trudged down the
mountain path, and his eyes kind
ling with love, as tho old farmhouse
with its tall gables draped with
scarlet-runners, came in view. His
mother sat on the porch, bathed in
a rift of ruby sunshine, but he look
ed in vain for Elsie Elsie who had
promised to come up the mouutain
path to meet him. Something like
the murmur of voices attracted his
attention, and turning into a side
path, ho camo upon Elsie and Lewis
Walton seated on a mossy log, with
their faces turned from him.
'Elsie Elsie,' the soft persuasive
voice wai saying, 'be wise, and listen
to me. You do not love Nathaniel
Holt as women love the men they
'Nathaniel is so good ; and he has
been like a brother to me since
mamma's death,' murmured Elsie,
by way of protest, while Nathaniel
stood as if rooted to the spot, his
breath coming in quick, hot gasps.
'That is just it, Elsie; you have
mistaken your feelings. Instead of
the love you should give him, you
will reward his great love for he
does love you deeply with a warm,
sisterly alfection. Ah! Elsie think
in time I love you, as I have never
loved before, and Elsie, you love
me,' said Lewis Walton as ho put
his arms around her slender waist,
and drew Elsie's happy face to his
bosom, and covered the warm red
lips with kisses.
Nathaniel Holt fled from the spot,
like a hunted deer. The veins on
his temples, stood out like whip
cords, and dry, voiceless sobs broke
from him, as he sank down on the
mossy turf, and buried his face in
the cedar spears that lay an inch
deep on the moist ground.
When his passion of grief had
spcut itself, he arose and turned into
the path that led homeward, feeling
very much as if he had stood beside
Elsie Marian's grave, and saw her
laid in it. His face had grown white
and hard and stern iu that short, but
bitter strugglo, and the brown eyes
were full of a grief too deep for
tears. He grew faint and dizzy
when he saw Elsie standing at the
meadow gate alone, a beautiful
bloom on her young face, aud the
light of a uewly-awakeucd love in
her blue eyes.
'Nathaniel,' sho speaks nervously,
for her womanly instincts tell her
something is wrong, 'what has hap
pened ; you are late.'
'Just this, Elsie' he takes her
hand in bis, and turns his set white
face away from her 'I have lost
something out of my lifo which I
shall never, never own again, an
untroubled mind ; and, Elsie, dear,
forgive me, if I have mistaken grat
itude for love, and held you against
your will. Take the man of your
choice, Elsie, and Heaven grant you
may not find your happiness Dead
'O, Nathaniel I' Elsie's tears are
falling over the hard brown hands;
'I did not deserve your love I do
not deserve your kindness now.'
''Gol' ho says gently, and Elsie
slips past him, leaving him to con
quer tho rush of feeling that threat
ened to overpower him. At length
he felt strong enough to face his
future, and went into the house with
a look on his face that told his
mother the hour she dreaded had
come, for with the keen instincts of
her sex, she had foreseen tho result
of Lewis Walton's attention to Elsie,
aud was more grieved than surpris
ed when Nathaniel told his pitiful
Elsie was married. The first snow
had just whitened the earth when
9ho left the Holt farm, tho wife of
Lewis Walton, a strango pallor on
her beautiful face, a strange dread in
her heart, for somo thoughts had
come to her, in the eleventh hour,
that were neither pleasant nor en
nobling, for they taught her that her
life had been a mistake, as far as
stability of feeling and purity of
principle were concerned, for the
white, weary face of Nathaniel Holt
was dearer to her heart than the
handsome face of the husband by
The winter days rolled on. News
of Elsie Walton's triumphs came
now and then to the quiet farm
bouse, and stirred up .Nathaniel
Holt's heart with a touch of the old
pain ;,for he could not forget that all
tbit btauty and grace might have
been his. Lewis Walton might
value it as a child prizes a beautiful
toy ; he would have idolized it, as
some devotee worships the beauty
of his goddess and for this feeling
alone he folt the great treasure of
Elsie's love had been denied him.
But a rumor was stirring the
fashionable world that never reach
ed the quiet old homestead. Men
looked with pity on the lovely,
trusting wife, women smiled aud
sneered behind their fans, and still
Elsie never dreamed aught of the
shame and disgrace that was gath
ering around her, When the news
of her fickle husband's elopement
with a dashing widow reached her,
she threw up her hands with a cry
'Nathaniel Nathaniel, my sin has
found mo out.'
Threo days later the dead body of
her husband for a railrotdaccideut
had ended his career was carried
home to her; and Elsie, broken and
full of bitter remorse, followed it to
its last rosting place, then turned her
face to tho quiet home she had left a
bride but a few months before.
Nathaniel asked no questions. The
sad white fare was dearer to him
now than it had ever been before.
He made no outward sign of the
love that was burning within his
breast, yet his care of her was won
derful ; aud hu thanked God that
through aliliction he had been shown
the weakness of his idol, and that
Elsie wan but human, while his own
heart had been purified iu the tiro
More thati a year after Lewis
Walton's death, we find them stand
ing where we first saw them, under
the old willow, aud Elsie is weaving
a wreath of dogwood berries and
autumn leaves. Her cheeks are
flushed, and a tender light fills the
'Elsie' Nathaniel imprisons the
slender fingers 'you must let me
speak. Give mo back the love I
lost when you became the wife of
'Nathaniel' Elsie's voice is full of
contrition 'I did not know my own
'You know it now, Elsie ; say that
it is mine.'
Forever, aud forever, Nathaniel.'
Humor In the Family.
Good humor is rinhtly reckoned a
most valuable aid to happy home
life. An equally good and useful
faculty is a sense of humor, or
capacity to have a little amusement
along with the hum drum cares and
work of life. We all know how it
brightens up things generally to
have a lively, witty companion who
sees the ridiculous point of things,
and who can turn an anoyance into
an occasion for laughter. It docs a
great deal better to laugh over some
domestic mishaps than to cry and
scold over them. It is well to turn
oil" an impatient question sometimes,
and to regard it from a humorous
point of view, instead of becoming
irritated about it.
"Wife, what is the reason I can
never find a clean shirt?' exclaimed
a good, but rather impatient hus
band, after rummaging all through
the wrong drawer. His wife looked
at him steadily for a momcut, half
inclined to be provoked, then, with
a comical look sho said:
"I never could guess conundrums;
I give it up.' Then he laughed, and
they both laughed, and she went
and got his shirt, and he felt asham
ed of himself and kissed her, and
then she felt happy; and so what
might have been an occasion for
unkind feelings and hard words, be
came just the contrary, all through
tho little vein of humor that crop
ped out to the surface.
Somo childi en havo a peculiar
faculty for giving a humorous turn
to things when they are reproved.
It is just as well oftentimes to laugh
things otT as to scold them off.
Laughter is better than tears. Let
us have a little more of it at home.
Economy, Old CJIrl.
An Oil City man was sitting in
his parlor reading the other day,
when he-heard footsteps approach
ing. "Its my wife." ho thought,
"and I will bother her a little." So
he said out loud, "Well, old girl,
why don't yon shovel in that coal,
and nail up the back gate? And see
here, you've got to eat less, for 1
want money to pay my cigar bills,
and yon must cut down in household
expenses. Besides, wife, I've about
concluded to have you take in wash
ing, and " The door slammed
behind him and he reached the win
dow just in time to see a neighbor
woman going out of the gate, and
bis wife nowhere in sight. The re
port Jn that neighborhood now is
that the man's wife is being starved
to death to get him cigars, that she
does all the menial work, and is
obliged to take in washing to get
her husband money which he spends
Uorr to Make Children Obey
In the first place, says Mrs. Ran
cher, do not forbid a child any
pleasure unless there is good reason
for doing so. If your child is a
veritalo busy body, into sixty things
in as many-minutes, do not -fret.
Think how you would feel if he
wished to sit quiet aud dumpish iu
Provide him with amusement.
Let him (or her) mako mud pies,
even if ho does get dirty. Let him
blow soap bbbbles. Teach him to
build block houses, etc.
As for rules, make them for your
self; if you wilPkeep them, he will,
never promise reward or
punishment without keeping that
promise; if yon'never allow a com
mand to go by unheeded, you will
surely have an obedient child. If
yon say "Charlie, bring mamma
the towel.'Vaud Charlio doesuot
wish to do so, do not get it yourself,
though it take much time and trou
ble to exact obedience.
If yon say, "Charlie, do not climb
up there," say it but once. If he
persists, give him some light pun
ishment, like tying him to a chair
for live minutes. If he repeat the
oflence, then you must repeat tho
punishment. Ho will scarcely try
more than five times, and soon the
lesson will be learned that when
mamma speaks she meaus it.
As your children grow up in
deed, while thpy arc very young
teach them to work. There are two
extremes. One deprives children ol
all plays, ye9, of all mean of gain
ing an education; that they may
draw water, herd stock, care for the
fowl, etc. The other gives the chil
dren eveiy possible chance for learn
ing and pleasure; exacts no labor
from the "poor things;" make
drudges of the parents till the chil
dren care for them only as they
minister to their wants. I do not
know which is the worst.
Even while your children an
young make companions of them.
Keep your heart young, and never
lose their confidence by treating it
with disdain. If you wish them to
be polite to you, be polite to them.
Farmers havo one great advantage
in 'training children; inasmuch, as
if they but set a good example, and
have a care to employ men of good
character (and they can,) the chil
dren's minds will be set in good
before they are exposed to other
influence. There is no street influ
ence to counteract.
And now my friends, do you say
you cannot take so much trouble?
Beware lest as years roll on trouble
And judge you, which is the
greater trouble, present thought and
care to guard against wrong, or the
future trouble of having your sons
idle, vicious, dissipated; your
daughters disobedient, disrespectful,
aud it may be wanton.
Cur ran iih nn Orator.
The following isCurran's descrip
tion of his first appearance at a
debating society :
"I stood up. My mind was stored
with about a folio volume of matter ;
but for want of a preface the vol
ume was never published. 1 stood
up, trembling at every fibre, though
remembering that in this I was but
imitating Tully. I took courage,
and had actually proceeded about as
far as 'Mr. Chairman,' when to my
astonishment and terror, I perceived
that every eye was riveted upon me.
There were only six or seven pics
cnt, and tho little room could not
have contained as many more; yet
it was to my pain-stricken imagina
tion as if I'were.thc central object in
nature aud assembled thousands
were gazing on me with breathless
expectation. I became dismayed
and dumb. My friends cried : 'Hear
him I' but there was nothing to hear.
My lips, indeed, went through the
pantomime of articulation ; but I was
like the unforlunato fiddler at the
fair, who, comings to strike up the
solo that was to ravish every car,
discovered that an enemy had mali
ciously soaped the bow; or rather
like poor Punch, as I onre saw him,
grimacing a soliloquy, of which his
promptor had most indiscrelely
neglected to administer the words.'
Such was the debut of Jack Cur
ran or "orator Mum" as he was
waggishly styled; but not many
months elapsed before the sun of
his eloquence burst forth iu dazzling
An Independent Farmer.
A renter (a white man) on a farm
near Itaymond, Miss., has a wife and
seven children. He commenced the
year 1879, fortunately with corn
enough to do him, of his own make,
and with, also, a cow or two, a calf
or two, a pig or two and a chicken
or two. Nearly nine months of the
year are now gone; he and his fam
ily have been blessed with good
health, and not a dollar has been ex
pended by them at any store or shop
in Raymond or elsewhere during the
nine months. Not a pound of flour,
not a pound of sugar, not a pound
of cuflee, not a pound of bought
tobacco, not a drink of whiskey (so
wo are informed) has that family
consumed, mid now they have a
splendid crop, free from all debts
a crop of from twelve to til teen bales
of cotton, cane enough to supply the
family with molasses for a year,
with corn, potatoes, peas, etc., in
abundance. The living thus far
during the year has been hard dis
tressingly hard at times, perhaps
but it has been an honest one, aud
healthy, wise mid prudent, just such
a living, when nothing better can be
afforded, as insures independence
and success, a clear conscience,
sound and refreshing &lcep, freedom
from dyspepsia, and safety from
constables, sheriflV.courts and juries.
The early settlers of this country
lived pretty much as our renter
friend lives, and not until they had
acquired independence through
"hard living" did they put on the
airs and manners of prosperity and
wealth. The present generation
would do well, perhaps, to consult
the couimcIh of their fathers. They
will all advise our lifo on it tint
the honest renter of whom we speak
has chosen the wise part.
How to le .lliseriihle.
Sit by tho window aud look over
the way to your neighbor's excel
lent mansion which he has recently
built nod paid for and fitted out.
"Oh, that I was a rich man !"
Get angry with your neighbor,
and think you have not a friend in
the world. Shed a tear or two. and
tnke a w-ilk in the burial ground,
contimrilly saying to yourclf:
"When shall I be buried here?"
Sign a note for a Iriend.and never
forget your kindness, and every
hour in the d.iy whisper to yourself,
"I wonder if he will ever pay that
Think everybody means to clwat
you. Closely examine every bill
you take, and doubt its being enu
inc until you have put tho owner to
a great deal of trouble. Put confi
dence in nobody, and believe every
man you trade with to be a rogue.
Never accommodate if you can
possibly help it. Never visit the
sick or aillictcd, and never give a
farthing to assist the poor.
Buy as cheap as you can and screw
down to the lowest mill. Grind the
faces and hearts ot the unfortunate.
Brood over your misfortunes;
your lack of talents, and believe,
that at no distant day you will come
to want. Let the workhouse be
evcr'in your mind, with all the hor
rors of distress and poverty.
Follow these recipes strictly, and
you will be miserable to your heart's
content if we may so speak sick
at heart and at varituicc with tho
world. Nothing will cheer or en
courage you nothing throw. iglc&tn
of sunshine or a ray of warmth into
To prevent borers injuring young
apple tree, take equal parts of blue
clay, green cow-munure and soft
soap, and make a wash so as to bs
put on with a brush or old corn
broom. Mako the ground dishing
around the tree; then tic birch
bark or paper (such as carpenters
use under clapboard); draw dirt
around the bottom of the paper, and
you need have no trouble so long as
the paper lasts. If borers are al
ready in, and you can't get thorn out
bo ro in with a small bit planting
near whore tho destroyer is, fill tho
hole with kerosene and plug it, and
he will die pretty soon. This plan
worked well with me and did not
injure tho trees. Cor. Xeir York
If you are a citizen of the United
States or havo declared your inten
tion to become a citizen thirty days
prior to an election, aud have resid
ek in the State six months, in the
county forty days consecutively, and
ten days previous to the election in
the precinct, and are a male citizen
twenty-one years old, you arc legal
ly entitled to vote, and with these
qualifications no man can successful
ly object to your voting, unless ho
proves you arcno7 com po men ti-t or
huye been convicted of treanu or
felony. Hold illegal voters strictly
to the rules regulating suffrage in
An old Scotch lady, who had no
relish for modern music, was ex
pressing her dislike for the singing
of an anthem in her own church one
day, when a neighbor iwid : "Why,
that is a very old anthem. David
sang that anthem to Saul.' To this
the old lady replied : "Wee!, wcel,
I noo for tho first lime understan'
why Saul threw his javelin at David
when the lad sang for him."'
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