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mMemmeBmmmm 3 THE JOURNAL. KATIIS OF ABVKICTISi:C. Spaoa. Ik? 2w lwio "m (im lyr Icol'inn $V.W j-Jo ?2!i $S5 $(Tt $100 K '4 I 3.00 l 12 I lft 2TT 35 GO Id ISSUKI RVKUY WKHSESPAY, ' M. K. TUKNElt & CO., Proprietors and Publisher. I rt.00 9 I 12 15 20 1 35 5.25 f 7.fl6Trf14 I IS f 27 4 inches 5.2.' 3 " 1.50 0. 121 15 1 20 t.50 2.25 4 5 8! 10 Bniness and professional cards ten lines or less space, per annum, ten dol lars. Legal advertisements at statuta rates. "Editorial local notices" fifteen cents a line each insertion. "Local notices" tlve cents a line each Inser tion. Advertisments classified a" "Spe cial notices" tlve cents a line first Inser tion, three cents a line each subsequent insertion. ISTOfflce, on lltb street., up stairs in Joukn'al building. Terms Per year, $2. Sir months, $1. Three mouths. 50c. Single copies, 5c. VOL. XIL-NO. IT. COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1881. .WHOLE NO. 589. fit J ntumbus i 1 k -L 'J' ADVERTISEMENTS. HENRY LUERS, BLACKSMITH -AKD- "Wagon jSlaker3 Shop near Foundry, outh or A. A N. Ilepot. All Vlnds of wood and iron work on Whrous, Bugles, Farm Machinery, Ac. Keeps on baud the TIMPKFN SPRING BUGGY, and other eastern buyyics. ALSO, Til K Furst & Bradlev Plows. NEBRASKA HOUSE, S. J. HARHOY, Prop'r. Nebraska Ave., South of Depot, coi.UJiiiu.s, RF.n. A new house, newly furnished. Good accommodations. Board by day or week at reasonable rates. J3.Jcti a. Flna-tla Table. Meals,.... 25 Cents. Lodgings. 38-2tf .25 Cts MLLUff! MILLINERY! MRS. M. R. DTiAKE HAS JUST KKCKIVKD A LAUOE STOCK OK SPRING AND SUMMER MILLIIERY ill FARCY HOOD!!. J2ff"A FULL ASSORTMENT OF EV EKYTHIXG IJEI.OSGING TO KIHST.CLASS MILL1X- ERY STORE. .23 Twelfth St.., two doors east State Bank. F. GERBER & CO., DEALERS IN- FURNITURE, AND UNDERTAKERS. Chairs, Bettys, Brans, TABLES, Etc., Etc. GIVE HIM A CALL AT HIS PLACE ON SOUTH SIDE Iltli ST., One door east of Ileintz's drug store. CITY Meat Market ! One door north of Post-ollice, NEBRASKA AVE., - Columbia. KEEP ALL KINDS OF Fresh and Salt Meats, ALSO Etc., in their season. -:o: S3TCah paid Tor Hide. Lard UH(I IlilCOU. M2-X WILL.T. KICKLY, H. B. MORSE STILL SELLING WM. OLD STOCK SCHILZ'S At Cost! At Cost! AND HAS ADDED A Line of Spring Goods WHICH HE IS SELLING AT EASTERN PRICES. M. SCHILZ Can still be found at the old stand, where he continues to do all kinds of Custom Work and Repairing. BECKER & WELCH, PROPRIETORS OF SHELL CREEK MILLS. MANUFACTURERS & WHOLE SALE DEALERS IN FLOOR AND MEAL. OFFICE, COLUMBUS, NJSB. I HAVE RECENTLY' PURCHASED THE STOCK OF HARDWARE, STOVES AND OF .lilt. ROBERT uiai.ic;, And will continue the business at the old stand, whore I will be pleated to see the old customer (no objection to a few uptv ones). 1 have on hand a large stock of STOVES AND RANGES, ALL STYLES, SIZES AND PRICES. S3TBOUGHT! VERY LtnV!j3 NAILS, PUMPS, Rope, Glass, Paint, Pully, BARBED WIRE, (bought before the monopoly price) ilnl I II OF ALL KINDS. The John Dssra Goods a Specialty. PLOWS, HARROWS, RAKES. THECELEURTED Buckeye Cultivators, DRILLS AND SEEDERS. -:o: CLIMAX MOWERS ELWARD HARVESTERS AND CORD BINDERS. EUltEKA MOWEES, wide cut and lightest draft machine made. Come and sec this machine if you don't look at any thing else. THE OLD RELIABLE Chicago Pitts Thresher, with Steam or Horse power. The Iron Turbino Wind Mills, The mill that stands all the storms and is alwavs readv for action. Agent for DAVIS, GOULD CO'S Buggies, CarriacA, Spring Wb and Platform l1 n go us, which I can sell cheaper than yon can go on foot. No trouble to show goods or talk prices. If square dealin" and "live and let live" prices will secure a share of your patronage, I shall be pleased to' re ceive it. GKO. I. FOSTER, 505 Successor to R. Uhlig. STATE BANK, S?::eu:::t9 Qemri 1 Soei i:l 7-.:zi: i Hilit. COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. CASH CAPITAL, - $50,000 DIRECTORS: Leandek Gerrakd, Prcs'l. Geo. W. Hui.st Vice Pres't. Julius A Reed. Edward A. Gerhard. Arxep. Turner, Cashier. finale or Deposit. DNcount and Exchange. Collec tloBN Promptly IHade oh all Points. Pay I h teres t oa Time Depos it. 274 END SPRINGS, PLATFORM SPRINGS, WHITNEY' BREWSTER SIDE SPRINGS. Light Pleasure and Bnsiness Wag ons of all Descriptions. We are pleased to invite the attention of the public to the fact that we have just received a car load of Wagons and Buggies of all descriptions, and that we are the sole agents for the comities ot Platte, Butler, Boone, Madison, Merrick, Polk and Y'ork, for the celebrated CORTLAND WAGON COMP'Y, or Cortland, New Y'ork, and that wo are offering these wagons cheaper than anv other wagon built of same material, style and finish can be sold for In this county. fc3f-Send for Catalogue and Price-list. PIIII. CAI.-V, Columbus, Neb. 4S4-tf An iMits ANDERSON & ROEN, BANKEES, ELEVENTH ST., COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. 1ST Deposits received, and interest paid on time deposits. t3T Prompt attention given to collec tions and proceeds remitted on day of payment. JST Passage tickets to or from European points by best lines at loicest rates. 1ST Droits on principal points in Eu rope. REFERENCES AND CORRESPONDENTS: First National Rank, Decorah, Iowa. Allan Jfc Co., Chicago. Omaha National Hank, Omaha. First National Bank, Chicago. Kountze Bros., N. Y. Dr. A. HEINTZ, DEALER IN Fine Soaps, Brushes, PERFUMEEY, Etc., Etc., And all articles usually kept on hand by Druggists. Physicians Presc7'iplions Carefully Compounded. Eleventh street, near Foundry. COLUMBUS, : NEBRASKA SPEICE & NORTH, General Agents for the Sale of Real Estate. Union Pacific, and Midland Pacific It. R. Lands for sale at from $3.00to $10.00 per acre for cash, or on live or ten years time, in annual payments to suit pur. chasers. We have also a large and choice lot of other lands, improved and unimproved, tor sale at low price and on reasonable terms. Also business and residence lots in the city. We keep a complete abstract of title to all real es tate tn Platte County. C33 columiius, Ann. Haiia Qehlmch & BlUa WHOLESALE .t RETAIL GKOCEKS! ALSO IEALEU3 IN Crockery, GlassiY.ire, Lamps, Etc., and Country Produce of all Kinds. THE IIEKT OF FLOUR AI,. WAV. KEET OA HAND. FOR THE LEAST MONEY! tSTGoods delivered free of charge to any part of the city. Terms cash . Comer Eleventh and Olive Streets, Columbus, Neb. TTEMRY GASS, Manufacturer and dealer in Wooden and Metalic Burial Caskets All kinds and sizes of Ko1er. also has the sole right to manufac ture and sell the Smith's Hammock Reclining Chair. Cabinet Turning and Scroll work. Pic tures, Picture Frames and Mouldings, Looking-glaBB Plates, Walnut Lumber, etc., et. COLUMBUS, NEB. TXEBEU &, KKOI1EL., AT THE I'lIi'MIAT lil'i ' On Eleventh Stroot, Where meats arc almost given away for cash. Beef per lb., from 3 10 cts. Best steak, per lb., 10 " Mutton, per lb., from 6 10 " Sausage, per lb., from 8 10 " XSTSpecial prices to hotels. W52-ly LAW, REAL ESTATE AND GENERAL COLLECTION OFFICE BY W.S.GEER MONET TO LOAN in small lots on farm property, time one to three years. Farms with 'some improvements bought and sold. Office for the present at the Clother nouse, Columbus, Neb. 473-x GOLIIlHBIJ Restaurant and Saloon! E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor. tSTWbolesale nd Retail Dealer in For eign Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub lin Stout, Scotcb and English Ales. t3entucky Whiskies a Specialty. OYSTERS in their season, by the case can or dish. lltk Street, South of Depot SOD GOD BUSINESS CARDS. pORrVEI.IUM & HIJULIVAIV, A TTORNUYS-A T-LA W, Up-stairs in Gluck Building, 11th street, Above the New bank. TOHIV J.ItlAIJClllAIY, f JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND NOTAUY PUBLIC, Platte Center, Neb. TT J. lUJUSOl, NOTARY PUBLIC, 12th Street, 2 donn west of Hammond House, Columbus, Neb. 4M-y D K. M. 1. THURSTON, IIES1DENT DENTIST. Ollicc over cornpr of 11th and North-st. All operations tirst-class and warranted. G lUICAtiO 1IAKIIKIC SIIOIM HENRY WOODS, Pnoi-'R. JSfEvery thing in first-class style. Also keep the best of cigars. Glu'.y ircALLISTKK liltOS., A TTORNFYS A T LA W, Oflice up-stain in McAllister's build ing. 11th St. W. A. McAllister, Notary Public. Tj ii. Korscin:, llth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store, Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips, Blankets. Curry Combs, Brushes, etc., at the lowest possible prices. Repairs promptly attended to. A J. THOMPSON, NOTARY PUBLIC And General Collection Ageut, St. Edioards, Boone Co., Neb. Drs. MITCHELL & MARTYN, COI.IJJlIilJS MEDICAL & SURGICAL INSTITUTE, Surgeons O., N. t B. II. li'y, Asst. Surgeons U. r. li'y, COLUMBUS, - NEBRASKA. BYRON MILLKTT, Justice of the Peace and Notary Public. KYICOrV M1I..I.ETT, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Columbus Nebraska. N. 1L He will give close attention to all business entrusted to him. 248. T OU1S SCHREIBER, BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER. All kinds of repairing done on short notice. Buggies, Wagons, etc., made to order, and all work guaranteed. Q7"Shop opposite the "Tattersall," Olive Street. WW T .1. SCIIIJ, M. I., PHYSICIAN AND SUIiGEON, Columli8, Nel. Office Corner of North and Eleventh Sts., up-stairs in Gluck's brick building. Consultation in German and English. JAMES PEARS ALL IS PREPARED, WITH FIRST-CLASS APPARATUS, To remove houses at reasonable rales. Give him a call. TUOTICE TO TEACHERS. J. E. Moncrief, Co. Supt., Will be in his oflice at the Court House on the first and last Saturdays of each month for the purpose of examining applicants for teacher's certificates, and for the transaction of any other business pertaining to schools. 007-y T S. MURDOUK & SON, Carpenters and ontractors. nave had 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. JSTShop on 13th St., one door west of Friedhof & Co's. store, Columbus, Nebr. 4S3-y TUTTS PILLS INDORSED BY PHYSICIANS, CLERGYMEN, AND THE AFFLICTED EVERYWHERE. THE GREATEST MEDICAL TRIUMPH OF THE AGE. SYMPTOMS OF A TORPID LIVER. Jjom of appetlte.lf auBea.bowebi costive, Pain in theHeaj.with n dull sensation in the back part. Pain under the shoulder blade, fullnew after eating, with a disin clination to exertion of body or mind, .Irritability of temper. Low gpirita. Ijobs of memory, with a feeling of having neg- leoteaaome auty,wearin6M, jJigainees, Fluttering of tho Heart, Dot before the eyes. Yellow Blcin, Headache, Bestiesa neust night, highly oolored Urine. IF THESE WABNUTOS ABE UNHEEDED, SERIOUS DISEASES WILL SOON BE DEVELOPED. TUTTS FILLS we especially adapted to uchcaiec,oiie dose effect (uchachsnge of feeling as to astonish the offerer. Tbeylamnae Ui Appetite nd cam the body to Take on rieafa, thua the tystem Is Brlsfaed.andbythelrTonleAetloaoiithe Dlffeetlve Onrui, Bejralar Atoola are pro flucad. Price cents, as Murray Wt.. N.T. TUTT'S HAIR DYE. Gray Hats or Whipcibs changed to a Oiomy Black by a ilnjrlo implication of thla Dtk. It Imparts a natural color, acta Instantaneously. Sold bj DrnggitU, or lent b j axprcu on receipt of f 1. Office, 35 Murray St., New York. Dr. TUTTS MiaCiL 4 TtlukU laferMilu u 1 Cil HcccJpU will b k114 rati M ssUcaUa,P Written for the Journal. The Mysterious Hox. RV A. HENRICH. There arc many kinds of boxes in the world. "Who could or would tell, and much leas write about them all? But of some it is instructive or amusing to speak. In the dark ages, when learning was confined almost exclusively to studious monks, one of these came weary and sick into a village, and, aB was generally the case with tho well disposed peasantry of Ger many, he was kindly received and cared for in a farmhouse. It was, however, of little use, for ho very soon expired. The pious peasant found precious little in the pockets of the spacious capouch of the dead monk. There was only his rosary, a small book in Latin, and a little box. That wonderful box! The whole neighborhood was called to gether to see that little thing, and many a significant glance toward each other, and many a auspicious look full of fear was cast upon that box and upon the corpse. For, won derful to tell, there was some terri ble nnimal or Bpirit or who knows what in it, which was far bigger than the box itself, and how can a thing be bigger than that in which it is contained? The poor monk, before highly venerated, was now looked upon as one closely connect ed with the evil one, or as that tearful being in person. In that mysterious box was a small insect uudor a magnifying glass in its lid. But I was going to tell of a still moro mysterious box of wonderful powers. Widow Goldan was since her good husband's death tho sole own er, boss and possessor of a large farm in Germany. So long as the old, faithful overseer was there, all went well, but when ho was dead and gone, and a new man and new farm hands and hired girls had come in, the widow found to her dismav that things did not prosper on her farm ns she was wont to seo. Bnd fjrew worse. Sho finally in her trouble and anxiety bethought her self of au old pious hermit who waa living deep in the forest in a small hut, and was said to be very devout and very wise. So one morning she bent her steps into the dense forest, following tho wood-road until she struck the little footpath leading to the good man's lonely cabin. lie received her kindly. Those long silver locks, that snow-white beard, and those keen eyes resting upon her, she was at first awe struck, but those keen eyes were so full of sympathy and kindness that she soon felt relieved, and began to pour out her grief and trouble be fore the venerable man. "My daughter, he comforted her, be of good cheer! Thero is still help for thee." Then he took from a niche in the wall of his cabin a little box. "Take this," said he, "and carry it every morning before sunrise, and every eveniug before retiring thro' every room in your house, from garret to cellar, and through every part of your barns and stables, and you will soon sec a change for the better." Next morning the good woman went with her little box in hand as she had been bidden. But what did she see? That the hired men, who ought to have had their horses fed long ago had not got up yet. One horse was loose, some had no bed ding, all showed the want of care. In tho cow stables she found the same disorder. None of the hired girls had gotten out of bed. In the kitchen were the unwashed dishes of the night before, and so forth. Of course everything was soon set in order and men and maidens got a sound scolding. In the evening tho woman made her round again, and discovered disorder and waste enough to show her the cause of decline in prosperi ty. There were the men in the kitchen playing cards, sparking and drinking, when they ought to have been in bed. There were the milk buckets and pans in disorder and unwashed. In the stables she dis covered want of care, the poor horses wero without bedding, one horse having one foot under the partition was hanging to his halter- strap choking, and would surely have died if she had not discovered him in this perilous position. Of course the good woman set every thing right, made the men work and tho girls run, and soon the whole concern looked different, and pros perity returned to her. How good a thing would it be on many farms if the owner bad that mysterious little box of the hermit! But perhaps the early and late re view of the premises might bo per formed without the little box. I venture to assert that such a round made twice a day with open eyes would with or without that little box perform wonders of prosperity ou a good many farms. Persecuting: the lew. It was hoped that the worst of the persecution to which the Jews havo been exposed in Russia was now over, for even Russia is not inac cessible to tho influenco of civilized public opinion, and that has been expressed with sufficient distinct ness. But tho outbreaks just re ported from Pultowa show that the danger is not yet passed, and that Muscovite fanaticism receives little check from the authorities. Race and religious antipathy prevails in rank much above the lowest throughout the czar's empire, and tho unfortunate Jewish minority has to reckon with this constant peril. A special correspondent of the Jewish World, who was sent to Kiefl' to report particulars of tho riots there, draws attention to the glaring facts of the complicity be tween the officials and rabble, but for which uo outrages would have been possible. lie gives a shocking account of what took place when the 'peasant mob,' secure of impunity, had fairly settled down to the work of destruction. The plundering, burning, and wrecking of houses and shops, the Jew limits iu the streets, the j-obberies, the assaults, were not by auy means the worst of tho horrors. "Women were out raged by dozens, and the correspon dent states that at one place two married women and three young girls were so ill-treated by the mob that they died next morning. Chil dren were tossed out of the window to be brained onthe stones of the street beneath. But during all this what were the authorities about? Gen. Drenteln, the governor, when his attention was called to the gath ering of the mob, and he was asked by the chief rabbi to prevent its ac tion, positively declined; he would not, he said, 'incommode his soldiers for the sake of a pack of .Tews.' The spirit of this brutal remark was faithfully rellected in the conduct of the governor's meanest subordin ates. While the outrages went on, soldiers and police regarded them with calm unconcern, and only in one case, where a woman, aftor be ing stripped naked and flogged, was about to be flung on a huge bonfire of her husband's goods and chattels, did a police functionary mildly ex postulate by saying that it was 'not necessary to go so far.' It was enough if they stopped short of burning alive. A military officer, when urged by a poor woman to save her family from being burned in the building which the mob had surrounded and fired, answered : 'Well, burn ; it does not much matter whether you roast now or hereafter.' As for the poor creatures who were driven out of the town to starve, the governor bad no word of pity or suggestion of help to offer. When a member of a deputation which waited on him about them asked : 'Where were the unfortunate people to go?' Gen. Drenteln's answer was: 'Go! why to Jerusalem or into the Dnieper.' With such .men as these in authority the prospect for Russian Jews is gloomy indeed. A I.o-t Ticker. A corpulent old lady was at the London bridge station, going down into Sussex; she had a big bag and a small one, and was bustling thro' the gate to reach the train, when the ticket conductor called out, 'Ticket, ma'am! Can't pass here till I sec your ticket!' 'I hain't time,' she replied. 'Can't pass can't pass!' 'I will pass!' Can't ma'am. The rules are very strict. 'You'd make me miss tho train.' 'Plenty of time, ma'am the train does not go for fifteen minutes yet.' She backed out, put down her bags, and, after a long hunt, she found the key and opened the big one. Arti cle after article was taken out and laid aside, but she could not find tho ticket. The smaller bag was sub mitted to the same treatment, the old lady all the while growling to herself; and when ten minutes had slipped away, she looked up and in quired, 'what ticket do you want?' 'Your railway ticket, of course,' he replied. 'Why, I had that in my baud all the time, you impudent fel low!' she exclaimed, as she hustled the things into the bag. 'Then why didn't you show it, ma'am?' 'Then why didn't you say railway ticket, sir? You want to understand that there are a hundred different kinds of tickets, pir ; and if you ever stop me again, I'll go to the head man of the railway at once!' It is said that there is a party of men going through the State passing counterfeit bills. They operate npon the farmers, purchasing feed, or a night's lodging, and offering to pay therefor in bills of large denomina tion. Oakdale Pen and Plow. A Kunnvray llutbuHil. One day last week a man residing in East Toledo, O., skipped from his family and brought up in Detroit. His wife got a clue to his where abouts and came on after him, and yesterday she had an interview with him at tho central station, whore he had been run for the purpose. She had uo tears to shed. On the con trary, her hair had a fighting hang, and as soou as she could get her breath she began : "So you miserable little apology for a human being, you skipped out, did you ?" No reply. "After I had washed and scrubbed and sewed for nearly twenty years to support you, you got tired of your family, did you ? Our style ot living wasn't touy enough to suit you, and you wauted a diamond pin and a cape J" "Say, Lucy, I'm sorry," he mum bled. "Well, I ain't !" she snapped. "No, sir! On tho contrary, I'm glad ot it ! You've chewed tobacco and drank whisky and whittled shingles and loafed on the corners at my ex pense just as long as you ever will I" "What do you want of me, then?" "Want of you? Why, I want to clear my character! All our neigh bors say that you ran away from me, and some pity me and some laugh. You run away from me! Why, you low-down corner loafer, you couldn't run away from any thing but a spade or an ax. I fol lowed you to get this matter straight. I've got to live there, and I'm not going to be either pitied or laughed at!" "What do you want?" he asked. "Here's what I want," she said, as she seized his collar and twisted him around. "Now you take that and that and tlmt and I'll have these officers sign a paper that I found you and kicked you out to take care of yourself. Now you git! Don't ever write me, don't ever dare to come back tonic! Even if I hour that you tell anybody that you were married to me I'll buy a shot gun and hunt for you !" The husband sneaked out doors and down the street, and the wife, having the "docs" in her pocket, walked the other way, muttering to herself: "Skipped out! Run away from his family! Well, his old shirt will make a mop worth twice the value of Lib whole body ! Now, I want to see some one grin in the face of this testimonial that I raised him right off his heels. VicloiiN Taxation. "A Widow," complained through the columns of the Times, the other day, that the few articles of furni ture in her house, and from which she can not obtain a single cent of income, are valued as highly for taxation as some tugs employed on the river are rated by the assessors. She insists that, while all her world-, ly possessions would not bring seventy-five dollars at auction, any one of the tugs would readily sell for eight or ten thousand dollars. Doubtless the complainant has ac curately stated the situation, which is after all only a curious, not a sur prising outgrowth of the utterly irrational system adopted for raising revenues by all or nearly all the tax ing agencies in America. Under this system it is not practicable to arrive at anything like an equitable basis of taxation. Property is as sessed according to the unrestricted whims of the persons appointed to appraise it; and this is not to be imputed to these persons aB a fault, for the law supplies them with no other or better basis of judgment than their own fancy. Common sense would require that public revenues be collected from the actual incomes of the people. No fairer principle than that of the Mosaic tithing system was probably ever devised for the collection of monoy wherewith to meet the ex penses of government. The Israel ites, in the days when that system wag established wore an agricultural people, and the tax-gatherer's de mands were limited to a percentage of the actual products of each man's farm. The system would necessarily have to be modified for adaptation to use in a commercial or manufac turing state, but the modification nerd not aflect the principle. In any case taxes should be levied upon something tangible upon demon strative values not upon the mere opinion of one man or class, which may not agree with the opinion of any other man or class in tho com munity. A system of licenses ad justed according to the actual pro duct of industrial or commercial enterprises; of the known income of investments, would bo at once rational and just. Under such a system the poor furniture of the widow's houso would escape taxa tion entirely, while the owner of the tug would contribute to the support of the state from aud in proportion to tho earnings of his property. Taxation of that which i9 not and can not be made productive which yields no crop or income is utterly vicious. It is not in any proper sonso taxation at all ; it is confisca tion. Chicayo Times. A UlsnIUed Decline. There is a mingling of the heroic and pathetic in tho manner in which Ralph Waldo Emerson is encounter ing tho great ch.ingo "appointed to all men." A well-known literary geutltMiian who is visiting that town to jnvo sketches of the "Coucord School," now iu session, called at the home of "the Jone of the Cou cord immortals." Mr. Emerson himself came to the door to greet him with a still active step, and with his placid, inscrutable counte nance unchanged iu tho eight yettrs since the gentleman had seen him. A vein of saducss ran through his striking words, which now and then deepened into iudcscribablo pathoa as he spoke of himself. The cou verstitiou was as follows: "I am visiting tho summer school, and called to pay my respects to you," I said. "I thank you," he replied, and a slight difficulty in articulation wad noticeable. "I am glad to see you ; yet I fear I can do little. I can only disappoint tho-io who come to soo me. I find that I am losing myself, and I wander away from the matter that I have in mind." There was little to be Raid, but I made some remark, mid he con tinued : "I cannot say much. When I be gin I lose myself. And so when my friends come tn nee ine I run away instead of going to meet them, that I may not make them suflor." I spoke of an examining committee ou which he hud nerved at Cam bridge, and bin face lightened for a instant. "Ye, yes," ho said, and made some personal inquiry of me. "But I see no one now," he added. "Your general health is good, I trust ?" I asked. "Yes, my health is good enough," he replied, indifferently. Then ho said slowly with a wonderful pathos in his voice: "But when one'n wita begin to fail, it U time for the hea vens to open and take him away." "He turned sadly aside, and I left him. More keenly than anyone else can do the philosopher rcali'es that age is casting a shadow upon his memory and slowly rhilling hia faculties." Omaha liejm'ih'can. Don't Hurry for Honey, '.Spe cially Tor Silver Dollar. Uncle Pleasant Batkins, a Rich mond, Va., negro, is sixty and hia wife seventy-two. The other day a friend said : "Uncle Pleasant, why in tho mischief did you marry a woman nearly old enough to be your mother?" "You see, boy," he replied, with a sigh, "I was a wurkin' for Long John Freeman, in Hanover, when I was jest eightern, and Sary Ann Rhhf, old Mrs. Russes only daugh ter, was thirty if sho wur a day. At every quiltin' she used to rhuso me for her partner, and everybody said it 'peard like she wnr a courtiu' rne. She gimme four pair cotton socks and a heap of thing, but still I didn't have no notion of her. Well, one Christmas Eve, I went to the old woman's, and had hardly sot down before Sary Ann brought mo some sweet pcrtato pic, which she knowed I was monstrous foud of. While I was eatin' it I heard the old woman up stars countin' silver dol lars. Now, thar was no plaster to the aealin, aud the up-stars floo had cracks in it as wide as my finger. So, you see, I could hear the jingle of the money jest as well as if I had been up thar myself. When she had counted nine hundred and six. I draw up to Sary Ann and popped the question. In course she said she'd have me, and the next Thurs day we was married. Now, what do you think I found out the next day? Why, that old woman, didn't have but thirty Mexican dollars, and that she counted 'em over and over jest to fool me. Don't marry for money, boy 'specially for silver dollars." Takes the cake: "Come here, Sammie, aud shake hands with this gentleman," said a mother, aB she urged her youngest to the front. "There, isn't he cute?" Gentleman, putting on his eye-glasses and criti cally examining tho child, "Yes, he 'take3 the cake,' or at least should tako the first cake of soap be can get hold of." And thus was au evening's conversation nippcjlybe bud. .N'D 7E. An ounce of mother v ' a pound of clergy. ov juj- - - "-J'rUP H '