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wvwvorwvva m i y r,T 1 K ..' It. Iti ',' q t i; IJ V V? I V LfT Ul" m For the Jouknal. Brines "Written by John Walker on the death of hi father, who died on the 5th of April, lbo, at Lindsay. Ontario. Ho in gone, the bravest of the brave, He ha UniiOied his, career; But the relic of his labor For centuries will appear, lie was the lirt to fell the oak, .. . The forest llrs.1 to clear, And Ops will long remember Ur brave old ploiieor. O, my sisters and my brother , Hail the solace 10 bn thore, But alas! the least thst I can do Is to offer up a prayer. Though distance has deprived me From the raising of liii bier, 1 hope to kneel yet by his grave, And shed the silent tear. I have one rose-bud burled there "With marble at her head; Since other tics around me grew I scarce can think her dead; The flower long slumb'ring there, "vTs" once my only pride; JJut now she Is not lonely For grand-pa's by her side. I'll Ptrcw bright flowers around their grave, With tears bedew the sod That wraps the clay of youth and age, Since their soul have flown to God. Their faithful bodies calmly rest Like those Jong gone before; Their souls, triumphant, live with God On that Mysterious Shore. John Wnlkcr,Sea. From the Canadian Post, Liudsay, Ont.f we clip tbe following, con cerning John "Walker, Sr., dee'd, father to John Walker, Co. Com missioner of Platte county : "It is our melancholy duty this week to record the death of one of the oldest scttlcra and ploneors of the township of Ops: John Walker, senr., who died suddenly on Monday last at the homestead, on the 13th con., at the advanced age of eighty four years. Tho old gentleman was hale and hearty to the last and wao io full possession of his faculties. On Monday be had partaken of dinner at the usual hour aud after wards lay down on the bed for a rest. lie conversed a little with bis aged wife, who is nearly blind.when the latter getting no response to a remark, ascertained that his face waB remarkably cold. Mrs. Walker gave the alarm and on some young er members of the family repairing to the room it was found that death had claimed the old pioneer. Tho deceased was born in Tyrone, Ire land, in August, 179G, and as a young man lived in Fermanagh, near Cas tle Archd.il 1, where he occupied a email farm. He took his father's place iu the militia drafted in 1815 and was stationed at Tipperary at the time of the battle of SVatorloo. He married iu 1817 Catherine Mc Donagh, the daughter of n neighbor ing farmer, and in May, 1831, with his wife and family of tour sons and one daughter set sail for Canada. The voyage from Londonderry to Quebec took exactly a month, and very nearly the samctime was Liken in getting up the river to Cobourg. They came thence to Pctcrboro, and by a scow on Mud lake and Pigeon river to Omemee. He took up land whero the homestead is now, and ever 6ince remained there. When ho came in the road hud to be un derbrushed. Some live years before, his wife's brother, Patrick McDou ugh, had settled In Ops, aud tho new-comers joined their relatives. They all had to uudurgo the hard ships and privations of the early settlers, the mere recital t which appal those who go forth the-etlays as pioueers with railways a few miles after them. Then the settlers had to convoy on their backs pro visions and grists to and Irom Co bourg or Port Hope along ''blazed" tracks, and for years afterwards endured inconveniences that would not have been overcomo except by unflagging patience and porsever ence. As a reward for their long and weary toil the bush was trans formed into fertile farms, surpassed by nono iu the province. John "Walker prospered and in addition to his first hundred acres purchased enough land to give each of his children a fine farm. Ho is under stood to have built the first log bouse in Lindsay for some person whose name has "boon lorgotteu, aud he helped to build the first locks at this poiut. Ho was an aotivc, eu ergetic, hard-working mau, and was remarkable for his cool, courageous, indomitable spirit. He was a man - of liberal mlud and geucrous heart ; a good neighbor, a kind and Indul gent father nnd husband. His large family were well providod for and educated; and although many mom bera were in time scattered over various parts ot the country he evinced a deep Interest in their wel fare. Counting children, grand children and great grand-children, t his descendants reached tho large ; number of one hundred aud thirty JJ seven. Only one of his children v died in infancy ; and of the descend er ants It may bo nid that all are active, healthy, vigorous people, and some of the great graud-children are twenty years of age. Of his own children in order of seniority there are James AValker, now in Michi gan: Mrs. McIIngh, widow of the" "et ato P. McHugh. Ops; Samnel N pre "Walker, residing In town; John Ly "Walker, Columbus, Nebraska; Wil- Ham "Walker, Sheldon, Iowa; An- drew IValkcr. formeily councillor and reeve of Ops, and now of Essex, where he is councillor; Mrs. Jere miah Scully, living In town ; David Walker, councillor, living on the homestead, and Francis T. "Walker, counselor or barrister, Dubuque, Iowa. Several of theso were 60 far away that they could not be present at the funeral, and Mrs. McHugh was kept at home by illness; but Mr. Andrew "Walker aud Mr. F. T. Walker able to reach Liudsay in time to follow to the grave the re mains of their venerable parcut. ' For upwards of thirty years past ' the deceased had given the active mauazement of farm allairs to his Bonh and for many years had enjoy ed the comfortable oase to which his advanced years entitled him. He was cheerful and happy to the last, and had an Inexhaustible fund of anecdote and reminiscence of early times. The funeral on "Wed nesday afternoon to St. Mary's church and the Catholic cemetery vbb nnn nf ibp larcrest that b.88 taken place in Lindsay, despite the badj roads ana tne omer wiuu. mo cortege numbered over one hundred teams. The bereaved family, have in their affliction the sympathy of r the entire .community,; for there were few who did not kuow and .fetteem the old pioneer who has tta called away." Patron. Some of the trees have taken their cuo from the cedars that began "a wearing of the green" several weeks ago; tho blue-grass is reflecting the 63ino and small fruit bushes arc fall iug into line as fast as possible, iu fact there is considerable verdancy lyiug arouud loose that communi cates it6elf eveu to tho human subject. Farm work is being pushed with a vim that argues well for future crops. Chas. Rounds and Flecher Derby, with their families, who hail from Illinois, have taken up their abode in Bellwood for the present season. I believe Mr. R. intends farming oue of the many corn-fields adjoining Bellwood. Tho Illinois people are at home on Nebraska soil, and are good farmers, too, therefore we ex tend the hand of fellowship to them, and give them a welcome to the advantages of our young State, the chief of which is cheap land, as pro ductive aB Illinois could boast in her palmiest days, besides being so healthful, that, in some instances people left behind them what their friends had thought were their death-beds, andcomingjiither "liv ed happy ever after," as the story books say. The infant town is receiving Its full quota of trees and shrubs. The inhabitants "talk trees" to a man, and tbe ladies, God bless 'cm, they help. Joseph Balrd, the former post-master of Patron, ha3 resiguod in favor of J. I). Bell, but will con tinue to conduct tbe business of the office for a time. Mr. Baird has se cured some lots, and has planted cedar and other trees on them. He is quite an enthusiast on the subject of tree planting; began raising trees years ago in Illinois, when it was comparatively a new enterprise, and raised a grove of Bcveral acres that contained thirty varieties. R. B. Finch and E. A. Buck, who have just returned from a trip into Holt and Autelope counties, report the tide of immigration in that di rection as being immense. Hotels were crowded to suffocation, and hacks and coaches filled to overflow ing. They saw beautiful stretches of splendid land as good as the world affords, and a great deal of it was takeu. They each took land in Antelope county, under the timber culture act. Grass 'grows in tbe Elkhorn valley as high as a man's shoulders, tho' I don't know how tall the man was supposed to be. Since writing the above I have learned that the townspeople held a meeting on the evening of the 16th to consider ways and means to pro mote shelter, aud all agreed to turn out en 7iiassc on Arbor Day aud plant trees. I want to 6ay "score one"r Bellwood, and I believe I'll do it regardless of consequences. It is remarkable how tho grain continues to como in. Two car loads of hogs wore shipped from here last week, and still they come. M. B. F. Weal tli and Happiness. "Can gold calm passion or make reason shine? Can we digpeaee or wisdom from the mine?" Wisdom to gold prefer; for 'tis much less To make our fortune, than our happi ness." If yon wish to'proraoto the'happi nesa and welfare of your family, especially that of your children in coming years, supply them with good books and papers, for the minds of tho young cannot remain empty; they must be stored with good or evil ; and if you do not pro vide them with good readiug, you may well expect them to procure elsewhere, that which is worso than none. It is of immense importance to both old and young, that they have access to good books and news papers. Dr. Holmes says, "bread and the newspapers we must have, whatever else we do without." Tho best wealth is of the heart. They are not only the wealthiest, but the happiest also, who have the largest stock of wisdom, virtue and love, who pity the unfortunate, find good in all men, and who cling closely to their family and friends. Though you have piles of gold, yet you can not feel either happy or wealthy as you depart to that land where you will abide forever, unless you leave 41 legacy of noble deeds done in the name of humanity, examples of neighborly love, lessons of patience in suffering and adversity, and of heavenly confidence when no sun beam fell upon your path. "Into all lives Rome rain must fall. into an eyes some tear-drops start. Whether they fall as a gentlv shower. Or fall like fire from an aching heart." But, "Into all hearts, and homes and lives God's dear sunlight comes streaming down, Gliding the ruins of life's great plain, Weaving for all a golden crown." N. D. Howe. Hedlmg. A sufferer from bedbugs writes as follows: "After fighting them eight years, I learned, from a girl that bad served as a chambermaid in a large boarding-house, that bugs can be extermiuated for all time. I imme diately followed bordirection,whIch was to take grease that had cooked out of 6alt pork, molt it and keep it melted (the vessel can be kept on a pan of coals), and put it with tbe feather end of a quill luto every place where I could find a bug. It is necessary to see that the bed cords or slats are entirely free from the pests. It is more than thirty years since a bug has been seen in , my houie. For the Joi'kxal. FLY SWIFTLY ONWARD. BY MIXA JACKSON. Oh! wcarv hou, lake thy flight; I'm weary of this endless pain, This restlessness of heart and brain, And long forpeace again to reign, Oh! take thy onward flight. And sorrow, too, begone; Thy chilling breath has slain my flowers, And turned to tears my April showers, And shadowed all my sunny hours; k"Vith all thy gloom, begone. Will not thy shadows flee? I'm longing for that golden dream, That, like the yellow suulight's beam Falls, sometimes, 'thwart life's hurrying stream, And leaves a ray of light. Why 'cloud thus all my joy? Vnn'vo t!ikfn nil th smiles nv ay Thnt turned December Into Jlav: It seems mv heart vou've turned astray, With all" this woe. Ohl tarry not so long; With haunting memories there you stand, Hope's withered flowers In your hand, A mocking, helpless, shadowy band. Oh! haste thee on thy way. Fly swiftly onward, dreary hours; You bring your phantoms of the past, Like leaflets, drooping In the blast, And chill me with thy gloom at last; Fly omvard, slowly dragging hours. California. Ceres, April 15th, 1880. Editor Journal : "Wo are hav ing one of theheaviost rain storms of the soason. It has rained for days and still raining. All the San Joaquin valley can now count on a good crop of wheat, I think, this season. It Is "hot often we get such heavy rains, and so general at this time of year; late sowed wheat will probably do as well as the summer fallow, as it will have less weeds and not be so'apt to lodge. Building is going on all along the line of the railroad more than usual, aud prospect of a steady growth of the towns along tho line never was better. Land has gone up iu this county to about twice the value of two years ago, and farmers making good buildings to stay with, but the great part of land is owned by large land holder, and rented out and of course the improvements on such places will be less and the dry years freeze out the "small fry" and it seems to go more and more into the hands of the large holders that dry years do not use up ; but, all things considered, in my opinion there is no better region for wheat in the States than the Sacramento aud San Joaquin valleys ; it costs less to put in and take off than at the east, and we have all dry weather to harvest and thrash, and can take all the time we like to do it in and not be afraid cf showers and grown wheat. The grouud is full of water, and still it comes. If it was not so late we might anticipate a California flood or grand overflow of rivers. C. Lee. Seed Corn. At this season of the year the in quiries concerning seed corn are numerous, and it gives us much pleasure to record tho fact, for it is Indicative of a growing interest in a most vital part of succeful agricul ture. "While good seed, without the proper preparation of the soil and proper culture, will not be enough to insure a crop, without good seed all else cau cortainly not assure it. Until comparatively recently this has been a subject which strangely enough has received but little at tention, and it would be startlingly interesting, if wo could know the aggregate of loss which has been en tailed upon the farming community through tho apparent belief that a kernel of grain was all that was nec essary for seed. But the case is vastly different now, and it is a cause for congratulation that it is. No doubt there is still a great deal of carelessness iu the selection of seed, but it is iu no wise as great as it was onco among intelligent farmers. Perhaps there may be exceptions which, while they do not show themselves in a total disregard of the importance of carefully select ing, are marked by a failure to re cognize all the principles which enter into the make up of perfect seed, and a very important principle is that which makes the rule : Like begets like. Now a small, naturally shriveled kernel of grain, from au excellent variety, with established permanenco of characteristics, may produce a perfect grain, but a much greater certainty of such result may be relied upon if a perfect, fully de veloped seed is sown or planted. Indeed under favorable conditions such seed will reproduce itself. It is not enough, as the experienced reader well knows, that a grain of corn be large, to insure a reproduc tion of itself. "With all cultivated plants there is a tendency to degen erate unless forced into progression or fixedness. It requires a great deal of patience and labor to fix the characteristics of new grain, aud when they have becomo fixed, the farmer who owns such grain should seek to maintain them by a moBt careful selection of seed for future crops. Western Mural. Lord Teignmouth relates that his tutor, the Bev. Mr. Jerram, was one day preaching when he was dis turbed by snoring. He more than once appealed to the supposed sleeper, and at length peremptorily intimated that, unless tho good man or woman whom he attributed tbe interruption were awakened, he most discontinue his sermon. "Sir, exclaimed & man from a remote part of the church, "it'i & fowl!" V ftobraHka. Auother evidence of tho richness of tho soil of Nebraska is found in the fact of the number and great growth of the native grasses, which afford tho very best paaturago from early spring until tho month of No vember. Those who havo investi gated the subject of the native grasses claim no fewer than one hundred aud fifty species. Among other varioties the blue-joint grows everywhere in the State except on the low bottom lands. In ordinary seasons, and under favorable condi tions its growth is from two and a half to four feet, and often on culti vated grounds it will grow to the height of seven and ten feet. On the up-Iands, blue-joint grows in groat abundance and Is greatly relished by cattle. Buffalo grass now in the greatest quantity is found in the western half of the State. This, it is claimed, disappears before cultiva tion, but It is nature's proyision of food for grain-eating animals during winter, when tho animals are com pelled to remain offthe prairie, as it retains its nutriment all the year round. Among feed grasses that grow abundantly in the State are several varieties of bunch grass ; and iu the low lands a native bluo-grass, aud what is known as the spangle top, which makes an excellent qual ity of hay. It was a question among the first settlers of Nebraska whether fruit could be successfully grown in the State or not, but finding tho wild fruits, such as plums, grapes, aud gooseberries growing in abundance, it was thought that applo orchards might be cultivated with success. So reasoning, the oarlier settlers in the eastern part of the State planted their orchards aud their first plant ings failed, but the persevered and tho result has been a complete suc cess. Nebraska fruits now compare favorably with the best produced in other states. In 1871 Nebraska had on exhibition at Richmond, Va.,onp hundred and forty-six varieties of apples, fifteen of peaches, thirteen of pears, one of plums, and ono of- grapes, aud was awarded the first premium for the beat collection of fruit among all the States. The fruits of Nebraska have been exhib ited at Boston, Chicago and at tho International Exhibition in 1870, the judgeB awarding prizes for eight varieties of pears, large, smooth and well colored, and for two hundred and sixty-three varieties of apples, the latter prize being for tho unusu ally large number of finely grown varieties. Instead of orchards flour ishing only in the eastern part of the State and near tho Missouri river, they do well away out ou the prairie wherever nature's couditious of growing fruit are observed. The statesman who dreamed he was a dark horse found it was a case of night-mare. STATE BANK, 8:9sj:rs to 3sril & 2el iri Twsir tt Silrt. COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. CASH CAPITAL, . $50,000 DIRECTORS: Leander Gerhard, Pres'i. Geo. "W. Hulst Vice Pres't. Julius A Reed. Edward A. Gerhard. Abner Turner,-Cashier. Heinle of Wcponit, DUcotint nnd Excliunpe. Collections Promptly Made on all Points. Pay Intereift on Time Depos it. 274 BECKER & WELCH, PB0PEIET0ES H? SHELL CREEK MILLS. MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE. SALE DEALERS IN FLOUR AND MEAL. OFFICE, COLUMB US, NEB. Wm. SOHILZ, Manufacturer and Dealer In BOOTS AND SHOES! X complete anortatnt of Ladlts' and Chil dren's Shoes kept on hand. All Work Warranted!! Our Motto Good stock, excellent work and fair prices. Especial Attention paid to Repairing Cor. Olive nnd 12th St. - Book-kepr, Sportr, rfT Operators. Teaobars, GtoatXaroantUa CoUaffOtXaokulcJsw JOHN WIGGINS, Wholcsalo and Retail Dealer In HARDWARE, SS3SSSS3SSSSSS93SS5SSSS93SSS SS88SsgTO"VES,SS9SS3 3SS33333d3SS33S339SSSSS33-SSS IRON, TINWARE, NAILS. ROPE, Wagon Material GLASS, PAINT, ETC., ETC. Corner lith and Olive Sts. COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. a YOU BET.'1 A. W. LAWRENCE, AGENT FOR THE WIND MILL, H will hereafter be found on 13th street two doora west of Marshall Smith's where he keeps a full line of every xtyle of PUMP. PIPE, HOSE, And the Celebrated I X L FEED MILL. As he keeps a Pump House exclusively, he Is able to sell CHEAPER THAN THE CHEAPEST. Pumps for anr depth well. Pumps driven or repaired, and Rods cut. GIVE HIM A CAIL AXD SAVE MOSEY. 350 AJSfERICAlSr UED1CAL a SURGICAL INSTITUTE. 7. . MITCHELL, U. 0. S. 7. 1U2T7U, U. D i S. D. ME2CIB, U. S k 1. 0. WVI8I, U. S ef Oaui, Consulting P ijsicians asi Surgeons. For the treatment of all classes of Sar gery and deformities; acute and ohronio diseases, diseases of the eye and ear. etc., etc., Colnmbm, Neb. HE.-NRY GASS, Hanujacturcr and dealer m Wooden and Metalic Burial Caskets AU kinds and sizes of Itobew, also has tho sole rizht to manufac ture and sell the Smith's Hammock Reolining Chair. Cabinet Turning and Scroll work. Pic tuiea, Picture Frames and Mouldings, Looking-glass Plates, "Walnut Lumber, at., eto. COLUMBUS, NEB. CS k L$Cl-Ai3NlhVESbrsSlllS9ksBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBTa7" Prams nis MS! SKIES! S END srRINOS, PLATFORM SPKIXGti, WHITNEY & BRE WKTER SIDE SriUNGrf. Light Pleasure and Business Wag ons of all Descriptions. We are pleased to invite the attention of the public to the fict that wc have just received a car load of "Wagons and Buggies of all descriptions, and that we are the sole agents for tho counties ol Platte, Butler, Boone, Madison, Merrick, Polk and York, for the celebrated CORTLAND WAGOH COMT'Y, of Cortlnnd, New York, and that we arc offering the.ie wagons cheaper than any other wagou built of same material, style and finish can he sold for in this county. jSTSend for Catalogue nnd Price-list. MORSE Sc CAIX, 434-tf Columbus, Nebraska. THIS SPACE IS RESERVED -KOK- H. P. COOLIDGE, HARDWARE DEALER, NF.BRASKA AVENUE, COI.UMHIS, t .F.HR4SKA. LUERS&SCHREIBER Blacksmiths ani Wagon Hahrs. ALL KINDS OF Repairing Done on Short Notice. Bssjlcn, Tsrt, It:., Uiii Is Criir. ALL WORK WARRANTED. EAGLE MILLS, Ofrrf ox SHELL CREEK, Near Matthis's Bridge. JOSEPH BTJCHER, - Freyrloter $3TThe mill is complete in every par ticular for making the best of flour. MA ftqnare, fair bMsiacM" it the motto. 4A5-X urvion pacific LAND OFFICE, SAMUEL C. SMITH Agent, ATTENDS TO ALL BUSINESS per tainining to a general Real Estate Agency and Notary Public. Havo In structionsj and blanks furnished by United States Land Office for making final proof on Homesteads, thereby sar ing a trip to Grand l9land. Have a large number ol farms, city lots and all lauds belonging to U P. B. R. in Platte and adjoining counties for sale very cheap. A ttend to contenting claims before U. 6. Land office. Ofire one Door West of Hsaaoai Hrata, COLUMBUS, NIB. E. C. nocKKXBKRQKR, Clerk, Speaks German CITY MEAT MARKET, ox OLIVE ST., OPPOSITE HAM- MOID HOUSE. Will keen on hand all kinds ot Fresh and Salt Meats, also Sausage, Poultry, Fresh Fish, etc., all In their season. Cash paid for Hides, Lard and Ba con. W1LL.T.BICKLY. CENTRAL MEAT MAfflET ON llth STREET. Dealers in Fresh and Salted Meats. 4c. Town Lots, "Wood, Hides, Ac. J. RICKLY, Agent. Columbus, June 1, 1877. K-f TO 16000 A YEAR, or St I '"M M 15 to 20 a day in your Vj1.0JJ own locality. No risk. ' "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 60 cts. to $2 an hour by devoting 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. Reader, if you want to know all about tbe best paying business before the public, send us your address and we will send you full particulars and pri vate terms free; samples worth $ also free; you can then makeup your mind for yourself. Address GEORGE STIN SON & CO., Porland, Maine. 481-y $300! A MONTH guaranteed. 912 a day at home made by the industrious. Capital nn vontiirAft xrn will atart you. Men, women, boys anu gins miw money faster at work for us thaa at any thing else. The work Is light and pleas ant, and such as anyone can go right at. Those who are wise who see this notice will send us their addresses at once and see for hemslves. Costly Outfit and terms free. Now is tbe time. Thoe already at work are laying up large sums of money. Address TRUE 6 CO., Augusta, Maine. 431-7 UV1. .M . - , - ---- - afllgfcp HKitJ M f T : TT -M M DETROIT SAFE COMPANY. WILLB. 506-x 1870, 1880. THK fkolmtbun faunwl Ii conducted as a FAMILY NEWSPAPER, Devoted to the beat mutual Inter 93t of Its readers and Its publish ers. Publliked at Columbii, Platte county, the centre of tho agricul tural portion orNcbraska.it is read by hundreds ofpeople east whoaro looking towards Nebraska as their future home. Its subscribers in Nebraska are the. staunch, .oIid portion of the community, as h evidenced by the fact that thf Journal has never contained a "dun" against them, and by tha other fact that ADVERTISING In Its column alwar. hringu its reward. Business it bu,ines and those who wish to reah the solid people of Central Nebraska will find the column of tbe .lot laaj.a splendid medium. JOB WORK Of all kinds neatly and fjulcklv done, at fair prices. Thl specif of printing Is nearly always want ed in a hurry, and, knowing this fact, we have so provided for it that we can furnif h envelope.-, let ter heads, bill beads, circular?, posters, etc., etc., ou very short notice, and promptly on time as we promise. SUBSCRIPTION. I copy per annum 200 " Sixmonthd i 00 ' Three months, 50 Single copy sent to any address In the United States for 0 cts. 3C. X. TURNER & CO., Columbus, Nebraska. Tkl Space la Keserved FOR GREISEN BROS., Boots nd Shoes. 1UD TECEJffl HAPfT! 1. Now li tha time to subscribe forth Is EST ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE FOB THE VOCNO. Its success hta been continued and un exampled. Enffloi it! S&bccrilf for it! $he olambusaurtml And THE NURSERY, both post-paid, one year, 3.10. If you wish THE NURSERY, send $1.50 to John L. Sborey, 38 Broiudeld street, Boston, Mass. If you desire both, send bv money order, $3.10 to 31. K. Turner & Co., Columbus, Neb. NEBRASKA HOUSE, 8. J. MARMOY, Prop'r. Nebraska Avt., South of Depot, COLU.H118, IVEH. A new house, newly famished. Good accommodations. Board by day or week at reasonable rates. &Betn a Flrat-ClsM Tabic. Meals,. ...25 Cents. Ldgings....25 Cts 38-2tf THE NEBRASKA FARMER. MESSRS. McBRIDE 4 DRUSE, pub lishers of the Nebraska Sarmer, Lincoln, Neb., are making that paper a grand good thing for our country people. and are amy seconaea oy r.x-uovernor i Furnas, at the bead of the Horticultural department, and Geo. M. nawley at the head of the Grange department. It ranks with any agricultural publication ! in the world. X copy of the Farmer may be seen by calling at this office, or , by sending stamp to tne puousners. The subscription price of the Farmer has been reduced to $1X0, and ran be bad by eaJHng At this omce, a we are club bing It and our paper both for one ysar at the very low price of $3.00. $1,50 IE HOESEI DALE, "Western Agent. COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. CHICAGO I NORTH-WESTERN The Great Trunk Lino from tha T7st to Chicago and tbe East. It I tbe oldest, shortest, most direct, coaTenlent. comfortable and In every respect the- best line yog can take. It la the greatest and grandest Railway oryinl7tion In tho United Statei. It own or eontrols 2100 MILES OF RAILWAY PULLMAN HOTEL CARS are ran lo by tt through betweeB COUNCIL BLUETS & CHIOAOO! No oth'rroul rnns Pullman Hovl Can, or ay orhtr -form of Hotel Car), through, betwwa tb jllisoorl lUver and Chicago. PASSENGERS OOINQ EAST should br In mind that this la the BEST ROUTEHoTCHlCAGO AND ALL POINTS EAST. Pawencra by this route have caolcs of FITX JJIFFEKEXT ROUTES and the adraatan of etzht Dally Line Palace Bleeplae Care from CHICAGO to PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK,' AND OTHER EASTERN POINTS. In?!at that the Ticket Agent sells yon tickets by 'he North-Western Koad. Eiunlne your Tickets, and refuse tobnr If they io not readorer this Re sd. All Amenta tell them and Check nsnal Baggsga Free by th:s Line. Through Tickets Tla this Route to all Eastern Points can ba procured at tbe Central Pacific Kali road Ticket OClce, foot of Market Street, and at J Now Jlonfcumcrr Street. San Francisco, and at ell C onpon Ticket OSlccs of Central Pacific, Unloa Paclnc, sndall Western Railroads. Jscw York Office, No. 413 Broadway. Bostoa Office, No. 5 State Street. Omaha Office, 215 Farn ham h'reet. San Francisco OCco. 3 2ew"Mont Somery Street. Chcsgo Tlckot Offices : 69 Clark btrcet, under She-man House ; 73 Canal, comer Madison S'rect ; KInzIe Street Depot, corner West KImIo ard C-inal rUrecti ; Wells Street Dspot, correr Wells and Klnzie Streets. For rates or information not attainable fretn jour Lomo ticket agents, apply to Marti nraniTT, W. n. STExnrrr, Uca'J M iciz'r, emesso. Ceal I'au. Act. VhlcajO NEW STORE! H Qehlricb & gso. (Successors to HENRY A BRO.) All customers of the old firm are cor dially invited to continue their pat ronage, tbe same as heretofore; to gether with a many new custo mers as wish to purchase GrOOD GrOODS For the Least Money. SPEICE & NORTH, General Agents for the Sale of Real Estate. Union Pacific, aad Midland Tacific R. R. Lands for sale at from $3.00 to $10.00 per acre for cash, or ou fly or ten years time, in annual paymrnt.4 to mlt pur chasers. "We bavi- also a large and choice lot of other luinN, improved and unimproved, for ?Mle at low price and on reasonable term-. A No bnsine?! and residence lots in the city. T'e keep a compute abstractor title to all real es tate in Platte Countv. 83S COLI'lIBUM. EB. fhrt)A WEEK in your own t( rfil"iaml n0 C3l'tl risked. UJJ cm give th business a uHhflllt Ofnnrt.l. Tk. town. lou trial without expense. The best opportunity ever offered for thoe will ing to work. You houIa try nothing elseuntil you see for yourself what you can do at tbe buslne we offer. N room to explain here. You can devote all your 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. $3 Outrlt free. Don't complain ot hard times while you have suh a chance. Address H. IIALLETT & CO., Portland, Maine. 48I-y farmers: BE OF GOOD CHEER. Let not the low prices of your products dis courage you. but rather limit your ex penses to your resources. You can do so by stopping at the new home of your fellow farmer, where you can tind good accommodations cheap. For hay for team for one night and day, 23 ctt. A room furnished with a cook stove and bunks, in connection with the stable free. Tbofc wishing can be accommo dated at the house of the undersigned at the following rates: Meals 25 cents; beds 10 cests. J. B. SENECAL, ,V mile east of Gerrard's Corral V 1"- -"'