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Space. ltc '2tr iM)) sM (., ir luol'iutijlt!.oil ?JU $:7jjsf, J ?W S1H jj " I !!.W 12 1 V, 20 1 3.1, CO K I e.oo l laTwIaii ss IS ISSUXO KVKUV vr.lNKSIAY, . M. K. TURNER & CO., Proprietors and Publishers. J inches I V.'5 "7.oi) Ml llj 1.1, 27 ,4 ( 4..'i0 U.T.I 1U 12, 15 2(i I l..-02.2 4 .' t 10 Busino:. and professional cardu ten lines or Ies space, per annum, ten dol lars. Lesr.il advertisement at statute r.itos-. "Editorial local notices" tlrteen cent" a line each insertion. Loral notlers'' five cent a line eneh Inser tion. Advertismcnt clmilied a,4p,J. eial notices" five cents a line first Inser tion, three cents a line each uh.eo.ueut insertion. j3Ottioe. on 11th street., upHtairs in Journal building. Tkkms Per year, $2. Six months, SI. I'hrce months. 50c. Single copies. 5c VOL. XL-NO. 33. COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1880. WHOLE NO. 553. THE JOURNAL. Mm mm rll 4-' AA'IAA'v m I 11 1 11 will II 11 Ls f. v I t i CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION. A. . Paooock. II. S. Senator. Beatrice. ALVinSaUNUKUS, U.S. Senator, Omaha. T. .1. MviOKS, Rep.. IVni. K. K. V AUKNTINK, Rep.. W est Point. STATU uTuKCTOUV: ' Alhinos N vSi'K. Oovernor, Lincoln. S .1 UeKauder, Secretary of Stale, p" T' l.iedtke. Auditor, Lincoln. O M "tWitlett, Treasurer, Lincoln. c'. liUvrlh. Attorncy-Oeneral. S It" Thompson, Sutit. Public Iiih'riic. H. C. Daw -on. Warden of Penitentiary. Abbey, I irj,on inspector. Dr.J.. Davis. Prison Physician. tl. P. Mithewsou.Supt. Insane Asvlum. JUDICIARY: S. Mavwell. Chief Justice, JWortteH. Lake.) As(0,.ate Judge. AllUK tllllt. t I'.IIIIUII JOIHCIAI. IHSTKICT. U. V. IWt,. Midge, York. M.'H. Reese, District Attorney, ahoo. LAND OFFICF.RS: M. B. Ilovie, Register, (Irand Inland. Win. Ativan. Keceiver, (!rand Island. COUNTY DIRF.CTORY: J. (t. Ilipchis. Count .ludfre. John Manner. County Clerk. J. Karly. Treasurer. Itmii. Splelman, Sheritt. K. L. Ro-sniter, Surveyor. John Walker, j John Wis. OountvCommissioners. M. Maber, ) Ir. A. lleiulz. Coroner. d. L. Barrett, Supt. or Schools. fl. B. Uaile.v, I justl, ehorthcPeace. Bvrou .Millett. ) i '"baric Wake. Constable. CITY DIRKCTORY: J. P. Becker, Mayor. H.J. Hudson. Clerk. C. A. Newman, Treiaurer. Geo. U. Bowman, Polici Jud!;e. J.O. Itoutsou, Ktmineer. cooncilmkx: st Ward .'ohn Itickly. U. A. Schrocder. id IVanlWm. Lamb. S.S. .McAllister. ZJ Ward- -. W. (Mother. Phil. Cain. i'oluiuhuio PONI OWfP. open on Sundays lrm II a.m. to 12 M. and from I:"" tu (i r. m. Bnrine- hoiim except Sunday a. m. to S i. m. Eastern mails close at" 11 a. si. Western mail doe al 4:l.i r.st. Mail leaves Columbus Tor Madison and Nortolk, Tuesdaxx, Thurndavs and SatiinUv8,T i. sj! Arrives at ! i. si. por Monroe, Oenoa. Watervllle and Al tilou, dally except Sunday tJ a. si. Ar rive, same.ti p.m. Por Pestville, Parral, Oakdale and Newmau's drove, Mondavs, Wednes daVK and Pridava, a. si. Arrives Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, at 0 i. si. Por Shell Creek, Creston and Stanton, on Mondays and Pridaj s at 6 a. si Arrives TuesdaS and Saturdays, at 0 p. m. For Alexis, Patron and Daid City, Ttieiday, ThursiKvs and Saturdays, 1 P. M Arri es at 12 SI. For St. Anthonv. Prairie Hill and St. Bernard. Frid'a A. si. Arrives Saturdays, ll v. si. II. I. Time Tlle. E.isttourd Houud. Emigrant, No. ti, leaves at .. :2.ra. m. Passeug'r, " 4, " " .. U:Mia.in. Freight, " , " " .. 2:1ft i.m. rruight, "10, " "... 4:0 a.m. Westward Bound. "Freight, Xo. 5, leaves at ... 2:00 p.m. Passeng'r, ' a, " .. 4:27 p.m. Freicht, " H, " " .. 0:00 p.m. Emigrant. "7. " "... 1:30 a.m. Every day except Saturday the three lines leading to Chicago connect with II P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays there will be but one train a day, as shown by the follow lug schedul": B..t M.T1ME TABLE. Leaves Columbus, 8:20 a.m. " Bell wood S:ft0 " David City, H.lft " Garrison, 9:.51 " Ulvsses, !:.V " " Staplehurt, 10:12 " Seward, 10:30 " Uubv 10:40 44 Milford. .. . ll:Ot) ' " Pleasant Dale, 11:1S " ' " Emerald ll:.-57 " Arrives at Lincoln, .. .. 12:00 Si. Leaves Lincoln at 12:.0 p. St. and ar rives in Columbus 4:10 p. st. O., N. A It. II. ROAD. Bound north. Bound south. Jackson 4 :ftS p.si.l Norfolk 0:30 a. si. LostOreekfi:30 PL Centre 5:57 Htmiphreti.-rl Madison 7:40 Muusou 8:23 Nortolk 8:.V. Munson C:."i7 .Madison .7:4ft HuinphrevS:34 PL Centre J:2S LostCreek V:'C Jackson K):::o The depaiturc from Jackson will be governed by the arrival there of the II. P. express train. SOCICTY NOTICES. 4J"Oards under this beading will be iuserted for $3 a year. G. A. R. Baker Post No. 9, Department of Nebraska, meets every second anil fourth Tuesda evenings in each mouth in Knights of Honor flail, Co lumbu. John Hammond, P. C I). D. Waumvokth, Adj't. H. P. ItoWK.U, Searg. Maj. BUSINESS CARDS. ir J.THOMPSON, XOTJJiY PUBLIC And Geueral Collertion Agent, St. Edwards, Boone Co., Xeb. NOTICE! IF YOU have any real estate for sale, if you wish to buy either in or out of tbe'eity, if you wish to trade city property for laud, or lands for city properly, give us a call. Waoswokth & Jo8SF.rrx. XKLSOX M1LLKTT. BYHON MILLKTT. Justice of the Peace aud Notary Public. N. MI LI. KIT A: WO., ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbui, Nebraska. N. B. They will give close attentiou to all businesi entrusted to them. 248. T OOIS SCHREIBER, BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER. All kind of repairing doue on short notice. Buggies, Wagons, etc., made to order, and all work iniaranteed. jarShop oppo!itethe " Tattertall," Olive Street. 3o LUBKER & CRAMER Will open a Choice Stock of , HOLIDAY GOOD'S! Consisting of BOOKS, P.Ul'MI. CLASS AND COM P. CASKS WRITING DESKS, HAND KKKCIIIKKS. (!LO KS, Ac. COLLAR BOX KS, PIIOTOURAPH ALP.P.MS, Al'TOiiUAPH Al.lll' Mfe, dUDKi: CAhKs-, f.UI) 1'ASE.s, CIO A II CA SKS, INK STANDS. PAPKK WKIC1ITS. DJARIKS. POCKF.T BOOKS. MUSIC BOLLS AND BINDKBS, IMCTi'BK KBAMKS, HAND .MIRRORS. VASKS CHINA CUPS, TOILET SETS. PAPKK KNIVES. BOOUKT HOLDKBS. SKA SHELLS, . WAX CHINA Bl BBEBAXD IMKTKUCTlBl.i: MOLLS, SH EE l' Ml'SIC, SCKAP P.OOIvS. (5AMKS,fil 1TA RS, YIOLlN, ACCORD F.ONS, TOYS, Ax-..Ac. Agnts fof Heo. foofls k Co's Organs-best inl will. OltKI.HIS A: XDt.l.IVA.'V. A TTORXKYS-A 7 -LA IV, Up-stair.s inOliick Building, lllh street, Above the New bank. J MI. ,I..MAirIIA., JUSTICE Ob THE PEACE AND XfOTAUl rUJiLIU, Plattk Ckntkh, Nkh. TJ J. mjiso, 2roTAUYP.unT.rc. ISIh Stn-i-t, i ilooi-s nest of Hammond llnusp, Columbus, Xel. 4l.y pvK. yu O.TIIIIKSTOX, KESJDEXT D ENTJST. Ollieeover corner of 11th :iud North-st. A II operations tirst-classand warranted. C IIKM0 IIAICIIFIC SIKI! HKXHY WOODS, Pkop'k ISTExerylliinp; in tirM -class ANo keep the best of eitrafs. st vie. .rlC.."v n -Ai.i.ivii:ie meos.. A TTOKXETS A T LA W, Otlice up-stairs in MeAIIistei's build in;:. 11th St. f p ii. itrsnii:. llth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store, Sells Harness, Saddle, Collars. Whips, Blankelio. Curr Combs, Brushes, etc., at the lowest possible prices. Repairs promptly attended to. 1 .1. NCIH!, .11. 1., J'JIYSJCJA.V AXI) SUJHtKOX, ColmnlniH, TVli. Ojfi'cc Corner of North and Eleventh Sts., up-stairs in Glnck'-i brick building. Consultation in German and English. W .11. lUllMSIXS, Dealer in HEAL ESTATE. CONVEYANCER, COLLECTOR, AND IIIC'JEAKCE A3EH7, OKXOA. NAXCK CO., - NKH. QLATTEI RY .t PEARS ALL ARK PHKPAKKD, WITH FITiST- CLASS A PPA It A TITS, To remove houses at reasonable rates. Give them a call. PICTURES I PICTURES! NOW IS THE TIME to secure a life like picture of yourself and chil dren at the Xew Art Rooms, east llth street, south side railroad track, Colum bus, Nebraska, as Mrs. Josselyu will close the establishment this Fall. Those having work to do .should call soon. T S.MUKDOCK&SON, " Carpenters and Contractors. Have had an extended experience, and will gdarautee satisfaction in work. All kinds of repairing doue on short notice. Our motto is. Good work anil tair prices. Call aud give us an oppor tunity to estimate for vou. lTShop at the Big Windmill, Columbus, Nebr. 4S-I-J- LAW, REAL ESTATE ANI CKNKKAL COLLECTION OFFICE BY W. S. G E 35 "R. M' OXEY TO LOAN' in siiihII bits on 111. farm propertv, time one to three years. Farms with some improvements bought and sold. Ofice for the present at the Clother House, Columbus, Neb. 473-x C O I. 1) .11 It II N Restaurant and Saloon! E. D. SHEEIIAX, Proprieior. J3"Wholesale nnd Retail Dealer in For eign Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub lin Stout, Scotch aud English Ales. 13" 'Kentucky liiskies a Specialty. OYSTERS in their season, by the case can or dish. llth Street. South of Depot NEBRASKA HOUSE, S. J. MAKMOY, Prop'r. Nebraska Ave., South of Depot, coLiiJimiN, :vi:b. A new house, newly furnished. Good accommodations. Board by day or week at reasonable rates. targets a Firt-C:ianM Table. Meal,....S5 Centi. Ldgingi....25 Cti 2&-2tf ADVERTISEMENTS. END SPBIXOS, PLATPOUM SPRINGS, W II 1TN E Y A HUE WSTKIt SIDE SPRINGS. Lihl Pleasure ami Uusiness Wag ons of all Descriptions. We arc pleated to invite the attention of the public to the faet that we have just received a car load of Wagon s and Busies of all descriptions-, and that we are the sole aueiil.s for the Ciiuntie.s ol Platte, Butler, Boone, MadUon, Merrick, Polk and York, for the celebrated CORTLAND WAGON COMP'Y, of Cortland, New York, and that we are otlerini; these wagons cheaper than any other waon built of .same material", stxloaud liuish can be sold for in this county. tSrSeiid for Catalogue and Price-list. 11111.. CAI.V Columbus, Xeb. 4S4-tf MEDICAL i SURGICAL INSTITUTE, gS?-fi' ZJJS1-- . MITCHELL, U. S. D. T.1METTW.M.D S. S. ilZECZK, II. 0., & J. C. EE1I1SE, II. S., of Onihi. Cosrulting Physicians and Surgeons. Forthe trealnientof all classes ofSar Eery and deformities; acute and chronic diseases, diseases of the eye and ear, etc., etc., Columbus, Nob. JEWELRY STORE OK- G. HEITIEMPER, ON ELEVENTH STREET, Opposite Speice ,t North's laud-otlice. Has on hand a tine selected stock of REPAIRING A SPECIALTY. I3-ALL GOODS SOLD, ENGRAVED FREE OF CHARGK.jgJ Call aud sec goods. No trouble to show ftl!-3m Wm. SOHILZ, Manufacturer and Dealer In BOOTS AND SHOES! A runiilrtr aiortiurnt of Ladies" am! Chil dren's MiOfs kept on I. Mini. All Work Warranted!! Our .tlotto Good stock, work aud fair prices. excellent Especial Attention paid to Repairing Cor. Olive and Itfth Nm. BECKER & WELCH, PR0PEIET0ES OF SHELL CREEK MILLS. MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE SALE DEALERS IN FLOUR AND MEAL. OFFICE. COZTTlfBTTS. NEB J . , B-iF . -T4.-" ijllll gliPMWi S i a IBF7CHdBygMPHriHVAHHiil9Kll v PATS ns Clucks anil Jewelry F. SOHEOK, Manufacturer and Dealer in CIGARS AND TOBACCO. ALL KINIKS OK SMOKING ARTICLES. Xloreon Olive St.,nearthe old l'ost-nficc Columbus Nebraska. 447-ly J riiNRY LUTCKS, BLACKSMITH AND "Wagon jSCaker, Shnpt near Ktfuutlrj, soutli or A. A . Prpot. All kinds of wood and iron work on Wagons, Bujjple. Farm Machinery, &. Keeps on hands the TTMPKEX SPRING BUOGY, and other eastern buggies. ALSO, T11K-- Furst fc Bradlov Plows. MRS. M DRAKE HAS JUST RECEIVED STOCK OP A LAUUE FALL AND WINTER HIUIM III FAICT OOCDS. ISTA PULL ASSORTMENT OP KY KRYTHING BELONGING TO FIRST-CLASS MILLIN ERY STORE. J3 Ticelftli St., (wo doors east Mate. Jiauk: Meat Market ! One door north of Post-otliee, XEBIiASKA AVE., - Columlm. KKKP ALL KIMIS OK Fresh and Salt Meats, A LSO wwaAA Etc., in their .season. l5rCalt paid; fur Hide, I.urd ttud HlK'OIl. ft42-x AVILL.T. RICKLY NEW STORE! Herman Qehlfjch i 2rj (Successors to HENRY & BRO.) All customers of the old firm are cor dially invited to continue their pat ronage, the same as heretofore; to gether with as many new custo mers aa wish to purchase Good Goods For the Least Money. ANDERSON & ROEN, B A1STKE KS, KI.KVKN1II ST., COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. Jgfi-Deposits received, and interest paid on time deposits. XST-Prompt attention given to collec tions and proceeds remitted on day of payment. 32T '1'assnge tickets to or from European points by bes' lines at lowest rates. J3Traft8 on principal points in Eu rope. REFERENCES AND CORRESPONDENTS: First National Bank, Dec.or.ib, Iowa. Allan Jc Co., Chicago. Omaha National Rank, Omaha. First National Hank, Chicago. Kount.e Bros., N. Y. ATTENTION ! Purchasers will do well to rempniber that they will find the largest stock and the best and cheapest place in the city to purchase DEUGS I MEDICINES, Paints, Oils and Glass, Aud everything belonging to the drug trade at the store of C.B.STILLMAN, ELEVENTH STREET. Machine Oils and Faints Sold cheaper than elsewhere. Call and see my stock of WALL PAPER. Prescriptions filled with accuracy and dispatch. Call and gel prices. rnniiiniii trn I . .. - . .. .,, -.mm. Alt OLD JIAIVS STOKV. "We wore twin brothers, Jasper nutl I. Our mother hail left this world of grief hikI sorrow at the inonieut of our birth, and we never knew her love; hut her place was in part supplied by our father's old housekeeper, Paine Watson, who waa a ml. well-meaninir soul, yet showing none ol that tender care one's own mother ran feel. Our father was engrossed by hie bustnes.syatid devoted but little time to his motherless boys. Ho was a merchant, and carried on trade in New' York, some half an hour's travel by the railway. We lived in a grand old mansion by the Hudson river. M'he Morton Homestead was well knowu throughout the country for its antiquated and venerable ap pearance, having heen built before the Revolutionary AV.Tr, by our Eng lish ancestor. Sir Greenville Morton, who had emigrated to this couutry and adopted it for his own. Time sped on, and when wc were eighteen, ill health, together with advancing age, caused our father to retire, with a competency, from bus iness. We had received a good education from private tutors, and at the age of twenty we were ready to accept our fathei's wishes and go iuto the mercantile business, he fur nishing us with a good capital to start with. So far a our lives had known only joy and happiness, we having scarcely a thought that wa at vari ance with brotherly feelings; yet we worn very different in disposition. I had inherited my fathei's stern will and hasty temperament, while on the contrary, Jasper was gentle and slow to anger, with a ralm. loving disposition. lint even with such dillorent traits of character, wc had never yet quarreled since our first childish years. A sad change was to come over the spirit of our dreams, and this is how it came about. An aunt, our mother's sister, living in an adjoin ing Stale had, before leaving this vale of teats, requested our father to take charge of her only daughter, as he was nearest of kin then living. As father was only too glad to be friend the orphan, in a few days our cousin was an inmate of Morton Homestead. Never shall I forget the surprise with which I first beheld Myrtolla Warreu. Had an angel suddenly burst upon my view, I could not have been more astonished. Instead of, as I thought her, a little girl in pantalets, a loving young lady of seventeen years of age took my piotleied hand in the library, aud gave me a cousirly salute with her rosy lips. Never can I forget the thrill of that kiss. My heart was taken by storm. I was irrevocably in love at first sight. She must have noticed something of my admiration in my entranced gaze, for her eyelashes fell, aiid her cheeks were sufl'used with a lovely crimson; but whether from modesty or a reciprocal feeling 1 could not tell, but would have given worlds to have been assured (hat her first im pressions of me were as favorable as mine of her. Jasper was not. at home, and 1 wondered, with my first twinge of jealousy,how he would be impressed with her appearance; for in my heart I had always resolved upon winning her, if possible for a bride. I didn't sleep much that night, and in what little I did, I was haunted by disagi eeable dreams, in which my brother's sad face was present, plead iug, in a sorrowful voice, for a share in the aficctions of Myrtolla. Then, when I refused his earnest pleading, ho disappeared from my sight, and his lingering remark, You are your brother's murderer,' appeared to be taken up aud echoed by thousands of voices, until in a terror, I awoke, and was glad the night was past, and that I had only been dreaming. I never placed any faith in dreams or warnings. If I had, I should have interpreted mine to mean something had was to happen me or my brother. The next few days passed pleas antly to me, in the company ot Myrtolla, of whom my first impres sions had not dimmed ; but the more I got acquainted, the more I found to love and admire. Wc took inany rides aud drives, and I was her con stant companion and escort; yet I could not say that my wooing was prospering as well as I could wish. She was ever kind and loving, yet she seemed to regard me rather in the light of a brother than a lover; and whenever I broached the sub ject of love, she was suddenly im pressed with the importance ot some object entirely foreign to my feel ings, which was very aggravating to my impetuous nature. However, I resolved to persevere and hope for the best. Thus time rolled onward ; days lengthened iuto week9, and I seemed to be no nearer to the object of my hopes than at first, when my father received notice from a distant firm with whom he had business relations that required his immediate presence to prevent a heavy loss. As he was now a confirmed invalid, and the inclement season of the year lifiving arrived, ho could not take the jour ney to attend to it himself; so I was necessitated, though much against my will, to go as his aueiit. As the business admitted of no delay, in two hours I was ready; so, without time to say a parting word to the object of my love, I stepped into a train bound for the southern city of Mobile. I consoled myself with the thought that I would return in a short time, and Ihen, with the firM opportunity, I would press my claim and know my fate, for thi suspense wa a consuming torture to me. I arrived safe at my destination, but soon learned that the allairs ot the firm were in such a complicated condition that possibly some time would elapse before I could settle my father's business with it and return. I had written to my father as to whether 1 was obliged to stay until the business of the firm was all set tled. He wrote that by all nie'ins 1 must stay; nothing about Myrtolla, only that she is well, and that Jasper was at home. This last was the feather that was about to break the camel's hack. Hut everything must come to an end. My stay finally terminated, alter nearly two months'' absence, and 1 again entered Morton Home stead. I was warmly welcomed bv Jasper and Myrtolla. They seemed, to my jealous eyes, to be on very loving terms; but whether Jasper regarded our cousin in any dearer light than brotherly allVction, I could not satisfactorily determine. I re solved, however, that I would not long be a prey to uncertainty, and, with this resolve, I sought Myrtolla alone. Alter some desultory con versation, I told her of my intense love, from the first moment that 1 beheld her. and entreated her to give me some hope; if not now, to give me some prn-pect ol happiness in the future. On my knees I be sought her love. She seemed thunderstruck, at my abrupt proposal, and, taking me by the hand, bcgirod me to rise, while a look of mingled pity and pain passed over her face as she answered, 'Oh. Thomas, mv dear cousin, you do not know how vou have pained me, for little I thought of this; but I can never love you other than a sister should a dear brother.' 'Myrtolla, do not say so. Have you a prior engagement ? for surely I have a right to ask.' 'Oh, Thomas, indeed I am sorry for you, but I am the afliauccd wife of your brother.' 'Perdition seize the black-hearted rascal,' I cried in uncontrollable au ger, as I strode from her presence, then like a madman, I rushed from the house. The last spark of brotherly affec tion died out of my heart ; anger and revenge took complete control of uic, and I resolved that if he pos sessed her heart he should never possess her hand. I strode along the highway, my brain nearly craed, not knowing or caring whither I went. I met a young man ol my acquaintance, who arcosled me. 'flood evening, Tom. Why, what's the matter? You look as if you had lost all your friends.' I evaded his query, and put on as unconscious a look as 1 could, as I replied, 'Oh, there's nothing wrong; only a little out of sorts this evening, that's all.' 'Well, I'm gl.td I've met you, as it will save me the trouble ot going up to the homestead. The fact is, we young follows down below have got up a skating party, and I was going to the homestead with invitations, for we count largely upon your company.' I, being a good skater anil fond of the sport, promised to be there. So. leaving me a card of invitation, also one for Jasper aud Myrtolla, ho passed on his way. My sober reason having in a measure returned, I went back to the homestead, rcsolvinir to invent or await some means of revenge. 1 assumed a gaiety that I was far from feeling, as I handed the cards of in vitation to my brother aud cnusin. The latter exclaimed, with delight, 'O, I am so glad! I dearly love skating, and we'll be sure to be there.' So it was decided that wc would add ourselves to the number on the morrow; and, after a night of con fused and horrid drcams,I joined my brother and cousin on the way to the scene of our anticipated pnrt. We were soon upon the broad smooth surface of the Hud-ton river. A race was proposed between Jas per and James Huruham, who were reputed to be the best skaters on the ground ; the distance to be three miles ; the winniug post to be a point of rocks a short distance above Mor ton Homestead; the prize to bo a pair of silver mounted skates. Thv judges were to he three- young ladies of whom my cousin Myrtolla was one. The preliminaries being settled, away flew the skaters, myself in cluded, followed a fast as we could go, to note the race; but after the half-way point was past nearly nil had been distanced except myself and three or four others. The" eon testa u ts had. tip to this, kept well together, neither seeming to have advantage over the other; but now Jasper was percep'iblv falling to the roar. When two-thirds of the dis tance had been accomplished, then- was a sharp bend, or curve in the river, and in order to gain on his opponent, Jasper took the inside ot the curve, near the bank, and wa straining every nerve in the race, when, with a cry ot horror that I shall remember to my dying day. he disappeared from sight! He had skated into an air-hole in the ice. My-elf, with three or four others, vvcre close behind, and, with cries ol alarm, we rushed to the spot. He was nowhere to be seen. A largo crowd were soon gathered, while I, with the demon of revenge iu my heart, secretly rejoiced at the acci dent, with the hope that he would never be discovered. Wc searched, but it was fruitless; we never saw him again. The strong current had undoubtedly carried him quickly tar beyond our help. All now was confusion and dis tress; our pleasant party had imdcd in sorrow. Our lady judges-, hear ing that something had occurred to prevent the tullilltncnt of the race, now came up to where the crowd wa assembled. Upon hearing the dreadful news, Myrlella tell into a death-like swoon, and in this condi tion was carried to the homestead, where she lay a long time at death's door. When she finally recovered her reason had tled.'and it was deemed advisable to confine her in a lunatic asylum. My father, already weakened b age ami disease, soon fell n viclim to this double sorrow, and in nneshor: month was sleeping with his fathers. And I -O, heavens! what had I gained? To be sure. I was now a rich man, for I inherited all my father wealth; but a reaction had taken place. I mourned for my lost brother. I cursed myself for being his murderer; lor iu my heart I felt guilty of his death, and of my cousin's- and condition. My own love, Myrtolla heaven blesrf her pure spirit ! is with the angels. Her reason never returned. She would pace her cell, and cry, O, Jasper, my love! my los-t, lost love!' until her maker said, 'It is enough; come up higher.' I am now a lonely old man. I shall noon see those that have gone before; for, with my peace made with heaven I shall welcome the summons. lolly Corner. The following is a letter which was recently received bv Messrs-. I.iglow & Main, of Chicago. It. is a unique production aud too good to bo lost in the waste basket: Terry County Miss Augusta P. O., Oct. 22th Mr biglow. & Main Sir it is With the greatest ol my knowl edge & inability I take opportunity to Subtract to you a letter .staling to you about book matters. I am a School teacher, in perry Co., & De sire of you if you please to Send me 2o cts twenty five els worth of Courtship Cards & this I Hope you will Do .Send mo them as quick a quick as you I want to Learn how lo talk Courtship I Have Not the money at present but please Send them to me Without fail I am a responcible Man Holding the tradi cion of good rosp. of people & I Hope that I Will be able lo hold to trndicion of you I am got a big School in opperation enrolled (50) Schollara this Mos. & so Hoping to tec. them Cards Soon & exense short Lett ti r rite Soon as you Can to me for I want to gain some information from yon still rem. School teach., Fkf.dkkh k W. McCakty Dircct letter to Augusta V. O., perry County Miss. "Sam," said a young mother, "do you know what the dill'ereiice is between the body and theoul? The soul, my child, is what you love with; the body carries you abouL This is your body" (touching the boy's shoulders and arma), "but there is something deeper in; you can feel it now. What is it?" "Oh, yes; I know," said he, with a flash of intelligence in his eye "that is my flannel shirt !" "Ain't that a lovely critter, John ?" said Jeriiriha, as she stopped opposite the leopard' cage. "Wa'al, yes," said John, "but then he's dreflully freckled, ain't he?" Mecpln;r Ih Church. It was-more than two hundred years ago in the year 1010. that the I'ev Ir. Samuel Whiting wa a minister in Linn, Mass. At that lime one Ohediah Turner kept a journal, and wrote therein a fol lows: KWIJ June ye .!d: Allen I'.rydges hath bin chosen to wake ye sleepers in meeting, a.l being much proud of his place must need have a tox taile fixed to ye end of a long statl" wherewith he mav brush ttm face-- oi them yt will have naps in time of discourse; likewisp a sharp thorne wherewith he may prick such as be moste soundo. On ye last Lord his day, as he strutted about ye meeting-house, he did spy M'r. Tomlins sleeping with much coin forte, his head kept steadie by being in ye corner, and his hand grasping ye rail. Aud soc spying, Allen did quicklie thrust his statrbehind D.-tme Ilailoud and gave him a grievous prick upon ye hand. Whereupon Mr. Tomlins did spring upp much abovo ye lloor, and with terrible force strike his hand against ye wall, and also, to ye grofit wonder of all, prophanlie exclaim iu a loud voice, 'Cu-s the woodchuck,' he dreamed, as it seemed, yt a woodchuck had seized and bit hi? hand. Jiut on coining to know where he was, aud ye great n-audall he had committed, he seemed much abashed, but did not speake. And I think he will not soon agaiue go to sleepe iu meeting. Ye women may some times sloepe. ami none know it by reason of their enormous bonnet. Mr. Whiting doth pleasanllie say jt from ye pulpilt he doth seem to bu preaching to stacks of straw, with men jotting here and there among them." Just at present Kansas is the state of free whisky. The constitutional amendment adopted prohibiting the sale aud manufacture of intoxicating liquor repeals all standing laws iu reference lo the subject. As no punishment is prescribed for the pale of liquor, until there is- some legis lative action on the subject, the sale will bo entirely unrestricted. Should the legislature refuse to carry out Hip mandates of the constitution, as the Nebraska legislature ha done in connection with railroad matters, Hit; temperance people will have jumped from the fry nig pan into the tiro. (Intuitu lice. The Chicago Tribune argues that if the railroads would put paBseujjer Tales on iheir lines down to Iwo cents per mile they would promote their own interests a well as that of the public because the increased travel over the road under Ihe sumo running expenses they now Incur would give them a larger amount of gross income from this branch of their service than they now receive while charging about double the rate named. Now i the time when the man who bet on Garfield delights UU wife with a new seal skin saequp, while the fellow who staked a ix month' salary on Superb sits with bowed Lead and informs hi weep ing partner that the tiny of retrench ment afid reform has dawned, aud that she'll have lo wait another four years for that d!k dreH. "Young Naturalist" is anxious lo be informed whether there is "any signification iu the bark of a dog." Son, if Ihe dog is a strange dog, and of the bull variety, and is cloe up on your rear fortifications in a lonely orchard at midnight, they you may wisely conclude that hi hark con tains enough significance to second a motion to adjourn. A wicked Connecticut man being recently taken ill, and believing he wa about to die, told a neighbor that he felt the nerd of preparation for the next world ami would like to see some proper person iu regard to it. Immediately the friend seut for a fire insurance agent. "I make only one condition that I shall always play the leading role," modestly exclaimed a young actor to a manager of whom he sought an engagement. "All right," wa the ready reply, "then .J'H make you prompter." "lie was a kind parent, a good citizen, aud had three horses that could beat 2 :.0," is considered ahoflt the right thing for an obituary iu Kentucky. Miss Annie L. Shaw was lately ordained iu Tarry town by the New York Methodist Conference, after considerable discussion. Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy. Self-command is the main elegance. Most of the shadows that cross our path through life are caused by our standing iu our own light.